April 16, 2013

UT San Antonio lecture showcases cooking for disease prevention

western-diet

Learning to be a chef at the Escoffier Culinary School in Texas can help you perfect the skills you’ll need to make delectable dishes for the ones you love. When you combine your Escoffier education with local resources on public health, the outcome can also help keep you healthy and well. Those located in or around the Lone Star State area should consider attending a free lecture on cooking for cancer prevention at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

Michael Wargovich, PhD, of UT San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center will lead the talk and demonstrate to attendees how his findings indicates that the Western diet is not beneficial for staying healthy. As industrialized societies like the United States have been found to have higher cancer rates than third-world nations, research such as this can be extremely influential in helping us improve our health in the coming generations.

“Our Westernized diet is a big contributor to our higher rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases,” Wargovich said. “But it is possible to put many of these spices and foods back into our diet without giving up the things we enjoy.”