Cornell expert available for comments on U.S. probe into Russian doping

Tom Brenna, Cornell University professor of human nutrition and of chemistry, is an expert on laboratory analysis of performance enhancing drugs – known as PED – in sports. He is available for interviews about the U.S. Justice Department’s probe into claims of widespread doping among Russian athletes. Brenna is currently developing and implementing cutting-edge methods […]

Eating green could be in your genes

Media note: Short videos explaining the research, as well as graphics and the paper can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/veggie-genes Researchers are available for interviews in Mandarin and Hebrew. ITHACA, N.Y. – Could there be a vegetarian gene? Cornell University researchers have found evidence of a genetic variation – called an allele – that has evolved […]

Dietary guidelines committee member explains value of certain cholesterols

Tom Brenna, a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University who served on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, says the updated health guide sheds light on the benefits of good cholesterol as it relates to dairy, but doesn’t lift all constraints. Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=jtb4   Brenna says: “A very clear consensus led to the recommendation […]

Trans fat ban the responsible decision, says nutrition expert

Tom Brenna, professor of human nutrition at Cornell University says the FDA’s decision to ban the use of trans fats is the responsible decision and the three year timeline allows food systems the time to respond in ways that are cost effective and health promoting.   Brenna says:  “Over the past 20 years, evidence has […]