Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute, located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” Thursday, May 5, 2011.
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The show’s producers visited Dr. Lila’s lab on March 18 and then flew her to New York City on March 23 for the live taping of the show. The topic of the show was “cancer detectives.” Dr. Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute and David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor, studies health-enhancing compounds in blueberries and other berries and works with scientists and students around the world to explore natural products for biomedical use. She appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the multifaceted protection from cancer and other diseases that blueberries provide.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, is the Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, he was the featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” In addition to belonging to every professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz was named Forbes’ #3 most influential celebrity and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The show airs on various network stations across North Carolina.