‘Dr. Oz Show’ to feature N.C. State prof

Date posted: May 2, 2011

Dr. Mary Ann LilaPhoto courtesy of Plants for Human Health InstituteDr. Mary Ann Lila was interviewed in her N.C. Research Campus laboratory in March.

N.C. State University food scientist Dr. Mary Ann Lila is set to appear on TV’s “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday May 5. She will discuss the multifaceted protection from cancer and other diseases that blueberries provide.

A producer and camera crew from The Dr. Oz Show set up equipment March 18 in her lab at the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute, located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The show also flew Lila to New York City on March 23 for the live taping of the show. The show’s topic is “cancer detectives.”

Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, studies health-enhancing compounds in blueberries and other berries and works with scientists and students around the world to explore natural products for biomedical use.

“The Dr. Oz Show” is a health-related series hosted by the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Dr. Mehmet Oz.” In addition to belonging to every professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz was named Forbes’ #3 most influential celebrities and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. His show airs on various network stations across the country. In North Carolina, show times and channels are as follows:

  • Charlotte, WBTV, CBS 3, 10 a.m.
  • Greensboro, WGHP, Fox 8, 9 a.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Greenville, WCTI, ABC 12, 10 a.m. and WFXI Fox 8 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Raleigh, WRAL, CBS 5, 2 a.m. and WRAZ, Fox 50, 5 p.m.
  • Wilmington, WWAY, ABC 3, 10 a.m.

– Leah Chester-Davis

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