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Health and Human Sciences Lawther Lecture

Professor I-Min Lee

Speaker: Dr. I-Min Lee
Professor, The Harvard School of Medicine and The Harvard School of Public Health

Title: The Role of Physical Activity in Chronic Disease Prevention

When and Where : Monday, April 6 at 4pm in the Elliot University Center Auditorium.

Abstract: There is a large body of data showing that physical activity prevents premature mortality and reduces the risks of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. In recent years, both researchers and the public have asked these questions related to the dose of physical activity needed for health: 'how little is too little?' and 'how much is too much?' In the 2015 Lawther Lecture, Dr. Lee will discuss why these questions have been raised and what the latest studies reveal. Dr. Lee's main research interest is in the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing chronic disease. This extends to characteristics associated with a physically active way of life, such as the maintenance of ideal body weight. She also is concerned with issues related to women's health.

  • The Lecture is open to the public and is free of charge.
  • Parking is available in the Oakland Parking Deck.

The 2015 Lawther Lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Health and Human Sciences and the UNCG RISE Network