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NextGen Cardiovascular, Muscle, & Metabolism Science Seminar - Sept. 12, 2022


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"Effects of Obesity and High Protein Intake on Cardiometabolic Function"

Presented by: Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD; Professor of Medicine & Nutritional Science; Director, Clinical & Translational Research Unit; Associate Director, Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC); Director of Longevity Research Program, Washington University, St. Louis

Date: Monday, September 12, 2022, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Tom and Linda Atkins Family Seminar Room, Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building

*This event will have a Zoom option for those unable to attend in person.

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The first part of the talk will focus on beta cell function and insulin sensitivity in people with obesity and different glycemic status. The second part will focus on the effect of high protein intake on cardiometabolic function, including risk factors for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Speaker Bio

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Bettina Mittendorfer is Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She is also the Director of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research Unit, which provides personnel and infrastructure support for sophisticated inpatient and outpatient clinical trials, Associate Director of the NIH-funded Washington University Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC), Director of the Clinical Science Research Core of the NORC, and the Director of the Longevity Research Program, which is supported by the Longer Life Foundation. Dr. Mittendorfer’s research focuses on the metabolic and physical function abnormalities associated with obesity and aging and the effect of nutrition and physical activity interventions on metabolic and physical function. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed original research papers and scientific reviews. She serves as Associate Editor for the journals Obesity and J Physiol, as Editor of the carbohydrate section for the review journal Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, and as Associate Editor for Physiological Reviews.