Canceled–Diet and Prevention: A Recipe for Healthy and Joyful Living

In line with official precautionary health and safety guidance, this event has been canceled. For the latest information on Club coronavirus-related measures, please check the Keeping Your Club Safe page.

Set yourself on the path to a lifetime of health with the advice of two eminent medical experts.


As part of an ongoing series of Club talks, Columbia University’s Dr Tomoaki Kato and Dr Wahida Karmally will explain how nutrition, preventive medicine and health maintenance can help lead to a longer, active life.

“As we live longer, it is increasingly important to take measures to prevent disease or disability in the future,” says Club Member Kato.

The surgical director of adult and pediatric liver and intestinal transplantation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and a pioneer in the field of multiple-organ transplants, Kato led the first reported removal and reimplantation of six organs in order to remove an abdominal tumor in a 7-year-old girl.

His achievements even inspired a popular television drama in Japan called “Doctor X.”

With global obesity and related conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension stroke and some types of cancer continuing to rise, Karmally will reveal the benefits of DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole grains while minimizing saturated fat.

“Choosing a nutrient-dense dietary pattern that helps weight maintenance is important for chronic disease prevention,” says Karmally, the former director of nutrition at Columbia University’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

This informative evening will also include a discussion between the two leading physicians on preventive health, a Q&A and a suitably nutritious dinner to start you on the road to a life of healthy habits.

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