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Guests: Aedin Cassidy, PhD, is Professor Nutrition and head of the Department of Nutrition at Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Her article appeared in the Journal of Nutrition for February, 2014.
Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, is Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine with appointments in Psychiatry and Psychology. She is a pharmacologist and science educator. Her books include Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy. The photograph of Dr. Kuhn with Joe & Terry was taken by Will & Deni McIntyre.
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