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maged tissues, but it's a way to protect people by reducing the risk they currently have to different diseases. It won't take it away, but it could prevent further damage," he said.

As for its impact on impending global food security concerns, Juvik said any mechanisms that will improve people's health, especially later in life, will benefit food security.

"We need to look at what mechanisms we can use to improve not only food security but the functioning of people later in their life spans. When you look at how much the United States spends on medical costs associated with these diseases, you see it's a huge burden on the economy, which is the same in all countries. It basically takes away resources that could be used to improve food security," Juvik said. "Also, promoting and prolonging food stability with quality after harvest means less waste, which is a big issue in terms of food security."


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Contact: Jack Juvik
juvik@illinois.edu
217-333-1966
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
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