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