Welch Center trainee Meghana Gadgil, MD, a trainee of Dr. Pete Miller, MD, PhD, has seen her research met with interest in multiple spheres lately. Dr. Gadgil presented an abstract at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, last week. The abstract, entitled "Effect of Carbohydrate, Unsaturated Fats and Protein Intake on Measures of Insulin Sensitivity: Results From the OmniHeart Trial," has been designated a top-scoring abstract among those presented at the conference, one of only two abstracts from the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Council to be awarded that distinction.
In addition, Dr. Gadgil's research on the healthfulness of a Mediterranean diet is the subject of the Baltimore Sun's "Picture of Health" blog on November 22nd.. Dr. Gadgil was interviewed by the Sun about her research finding that a diet rich in unsaturated fat from avocados, olive oil and nuts improves the body's use of insulin.
Congratulations to the Welch Center's newest media star!