Medical Expert - Mara Z. Vitolins, MPH, DPH

Area of Expertise: Nutrition - Public Health
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Mara Z. Vitolins, MPH, DPH

Professor and Interim Chair -Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences

Vitolins is a nutrition researcher and a registered dietitian whose studies focus on lifestyle interventions for chronic diseases, especially for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. She has worked extensively with soy in several research studies, in particular for women in the menopausal transition. She is also a health educator and is able to discuss basics of nutrition, the role of nutrition in prevention and control of disease, and keeping people on their diets. 

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diet and chronic disease, soy, basics of nutrition, epidemiology, preventative medicine, nutritionist, nutrition, dietitician, diet, lifestyle intervention, chronic disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, soy, women's health, menopause

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