Discussing ORAC, flavonoids, and the impact of antioxidant status on health with senior USDA researcher Ronald L. Prior, PhD

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Ronald L. Prior, PhD, has been with the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA for more than 32 years located at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, and most recently at the USDA Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center in Little Rock, AR where he lead research related to phytochemicals and health. He received his PhD in Nutrition with minors in biochemistry and physiology from Cornell University. Dr. Prior has published more than 220 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. In 2006, he was ranked as the top-cited author in agricultural sciences by Science Watch. Dr. Prior’s most recent research efforts have focused on assessing antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables and understanding the absorption and metabolism of antioxidant phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. Dr. Prior serves on the editorial board of the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research journal and on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

About the Author

Karolyn A. Gazella has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several booklets and books including her latest book The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer that she wrote with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. Gazella is the co-creator and Chief Executive Officer of the iTHRIVE Plan, an innovative online wellness program specifically for cancer survivors.