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Carl Keen, PhD
Healing and Battling Disease
Cardiovascular disease affects more than 80 million Americans. A first-of-its-kind study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that cocoa flavanols – natural compounds in cocoa – may be an important part of a healthy diet for people with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Carl Keen joins the show to discuss these findings.
Carl Keen, PhD, is the Mars Chair in Developmental Nutrition, professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis and Nutritionist in Agricultural Experiment Station.
Dr. Keen has been a member of numerous national and international committees. He has been a member of California’s Scientific Advisory Board for the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment since 1993. He has been a member on numerous USDA, NIH and EPA Study Sections. He served as the chair of the USDA Human Nutrients Grants Panel in 1991 and as the chair of the NIH Human Nutrition Study Section from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Keen is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the American Society of Clinical Nutrition (ASCN), the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He serves on the editorial boards of Magnesium Research, Journal of Nutritional Immunology, The Journal of Trace Elements in Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine and Nutritional Neuroscience.