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Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries with Dorothy Klimis-Zacas – March 30

March 30th: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University of Maine Professor Dorothy Klimis-Zacas will lead an online presentation on the health benefits of wild blueberries hosted by Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00 pm.

Recently, much research has been done on the health benefits of foods high in antioxidants. Wild blueberries, indigenous to the State of Maine are among the foods highest in antioxidants, with their benefits on preventing chronic diseases documented during the last 15 years.  Dr.

Klimis-Zacas’ presentation will focus on the health benefits of wild blueberries in regard to cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity-induced inflammation.

Klimis-Zacas is professor of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Maine. She is a cooperating professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine, at the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy, and at Harokopio University of Nutrition and Dietetics, Athens, Greece.

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial. All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing info@merryspring.org to attend.

12 – 1 pm
Free to All
Part of the Online Winter Talk Series, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial


March 30th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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