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The Role of Prunes on Bone Health

This webinar will review the latest research exploring the link between prunes and bone health and will also discuss emerging research that looks at the potential bone health benefits of prunes in men and women.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

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This product is free for DIFM members.

This webinar was presented live on September 20, 2023.

Prunes have a role in bone and digestive health at every stage of life. This presentation will provide a technical overview of the research to date supporting the role of prunes in bone health and the nutrients in prunes suspected of playing a role. Recommendations, tips and recipe ideas for practice will be reviewed including prune and prune juice recommendations across the lifespan and the benefit that prune juice contains fiber.

CPE Level: 3
Performance Indicators: 1.7.6, 4.2.5, 8.1.5

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the risk of osteoporosis in men and women.
  • Recall the main findings from scientific research looking at the effect of prunes on bone health in men and women.
  • Relay bone health recommendations for diet to men and women.


Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, RD

Shirin received her doctorate from the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University, where she studied the bone reversal effects of plants’ bioactive compounds. She completed her post-doctoral training at Florida State University, working in the area of nutrition, bone and cartilage. She is a Professor of Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University. Dr. Hooshmand is a registered dietitian trained in nutrition, bone, and cartilage health. Her research focuses on improving age-related changes in skeletal health, cardiovascular dysfunction, and impairments in cognitive function that occur with physiological aging through nutrition interventions. Her current research interests also include bone and calcium metabolism in relation to hormonal, microbiome, and metabolome changes throughout the life cycle. She has published over 38 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 90 abstracts at national and international symposia. She has received the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) fellowship, the Florida State University Graduate Research and Creativity Award, and the Florida State University Alumni Award.

Release Date: September 20, 2023


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