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Expert in Dietary Fiber, Fat, and Chronic Disease; Cholesterol Lowering; Colon Cancer; Prebiotics

Expert ID: 107860 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has expertise in many aspects of dietary fiber. This includes the effect of different fiber types on cholesterol reduction, colon cancer, and complications of diabetes. He has also done several types of fiber analysis. Most of his work has involved the use of animal models, including rats, hamsters, and gerbils.

Expert's general field of study is nutrition, and he has a broad understanding of the subject.

Expert has done extensive work examining probiotics, prebiotics, and cancer prevention.

Expert has done extensive research on the cholesterol-lowering properties of oat fiber in animal models, focusing on relating the viscosity of oat fiber to its cholesterolemic effect.

Expert has done a number of studies examining dietary influences on colon cancer risk, using animal models. In particular, he has focused on the effect of different classes of wheat and on cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, parsley, etc.). Endpoints he has focused on include pre-cancerous lesions and development of cancer stem cells.

Expert also has done animal studies examining how different types of dietary fiber influence development of diabetes and obesity. His lab has shown that viscous fibers are very effective in improving blood sugar control and in reducing body fat, as well as altering satiety-related hormones.

Expert is on the Nutrition Advisory Panel for the California Dried Plum Board, which recommends areas of research and reviews research proposals. Expert has consulting with ASYSA of Toyko, Japan, on dietary fiber to reduce body fat.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Nutrition Science Institution: University of California, Davis
Year: 1979 Degree: M.S. Subject: Nutrition Science Institution: University of California, Davis
Year: 1974 Degree: B.S. Subject: Biology Institution: University of California, Irvine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Department of Food Science and Nutrition Responsibilities: Conducts research on diet and chronic disease relationships. He teaches a graduate course on vitamins and minerals.
Years: 1993 to 2002 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Food Science & Nutrition Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: North Dakota State University Title: Associate Professor Department: Food & Nutrition Department Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: North Dakota State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Food & Nutrition Department Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), American College of Nutrition, Institute of Food Technology (IFT), and Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Professional Appointments
He is a former member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutrition (11 years).
Awards / Recognition
Expert was given the Outstanding Teaching of the Year award by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences Student Board. He had a paper selected for the Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research, published by the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health. He has also been awarded the Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award at the University of Minnesota.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 15 book chapters, and has three patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Testified at a binding arbitration session.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has studied guar gum as a dietary fiber supplement. He has examined the hypocholesterolemic effect of guar gum as well as its effect on the complications of diabetes.

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