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California State University
Title:Assistant Professor
College:College of Natural Sciences
Department:Health Science and Human Ecology
Phone:(909) 537-5418
Education:PhD, Nutrition, Washington State University MS, Nutrition, Washington State University BA, Political Science, The George Washington University
Research Interests:Joe Hughes is interested in the role of dietary phytochemicals in improving health. His research is focused primarily on pinto beans. Pinto beans are a rich source of both dietary fiber and polyphenols. Bean dietary fiber has been shown to reduce colon cancer risk, and bean polyphenols are potent antioxidants which are believed to reduce heart disease risk. Professional Specialties: Antioxidants and Heart Disease Dietary Fiber and Colon Cancer Health Benefits of Phytochemicals International Nutrition Low Carbohydrate Diets