Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials

Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials

Visit Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:15-1:15pm for a special talk from Dr. Rudy Ortiz!


Rudy Ortiz is a Full Professor of Physiology and Chair of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology University of California, Merced. (see details below)


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 |  12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

“Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials”


Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center 

Mercy Medical Pavilion

3rd Floor, Classrooms C/D

315 Mercy Ave

Merced, CA 95340


RSVP by February 20th to:




Nutrients – journal article

UC Merced News Article – “Study: Snacking on Almonds a Healthy Alternative for Breakfast-Skipping Students

Almond Board of California – “New Study Explores Almonds as an Option for Breakfast-Skippers


“Research has shown that 20% to 43% of college freshmen report skipping breakfast, by far the most frequently skipped meal among this group. That’s an unfortunate statistic, because daily breakfast consumption among US adults may decrease the risk of adverse effects related to glucose and insulin metabolism, according to a scientific statement by the American Heart Association.Knowing these risks, UC Merced nutrition researcher Professor Rudy Ortiz and postdoctoral fellow Jaapna Dhillon looked into the potential impact of almonds as a morning snack for college students who opt to skip breakfast.” – 

This talk is co-sponsored by Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center and the National Science Foundation-funded CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines at the University of California, Merced, as part of its Science for Humanity series.



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Carrie Kouadio

(209) 228-3608

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