Loma Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
The public is invited to hear the latest updates on a long-running study on human longevity and get tips on improving health at the inaugural Loma Linda Health Symposium, presented by Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
The 1st Loma Linda Health Symposium is a free event that aims to bring current information from health experts to community members. The symposium is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Loma Linda University Church, 11215 Campus Street, Loma Linda, Calif.
Symposium presenters include Dr. Gary Fraser, principal investigator of the ongoing Adventist Health Study. He will be joined by other study investigators: Dr. Michael Orlich, Prof. Karen Jaceldo, and Prof. Pramil Singh.
The symposium is sponsored by Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Loma Linda University Drayson Center Wellness Clinic, and Loma Linda University Church.
The Adventist Health Study is a multi-generational scientific study that looks into the health and longevity of members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, many of whom live in Loma Linda. Loma Linda was identified by New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner as the only North American “Blue Zone,” four places in the world where many people live healthy and productive lives into their 90s and 100s.
“The secrets of health and longevity of Loma Linda have been a topic of extensive research,” said Dr. Hildemar Dos Santos, assistant professor at the Preventive Care Program at Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the symposium’s main coordinator “In simple language, the experts will translate the health secrets of the Loma Linda Blue Zone for the people in the community.”
Symposium presenters will hold discussions on health topics such as cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, obesity and diabetes prevention, and many other health issues related to lifestyle or behavior. The program will also include lectures on various health topics, health screenings, educational resources, and question and answer sessions with panelists.
About Loma Linda University (http://www.llu.edu)
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,300 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion, and Science and Technology. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.