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Dr. Robert Irons earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Immunology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His graduate work examined the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil on primary and secondary immune responses to infectious disease. He received postdoc training at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute with a dual role in the extramural Nutritional Sciences Research Group, which directs nutrition and cancer research agendas and funding; and the intramural Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, where he conducted research on the cancer protective effects of selenium against colon cancer in mice. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Infectious Disease, and Biochemical Journal. He has served as research consultant to the Adelle Davis Foundation and the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. He is the current secretary of the Nutrition Translation Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition, a board member of the National Health Freedom Coalition, and a member of the first consensus document writing committee for the American Society of Lymphology. Dr. Irons is Vice-President of Research and Development at V.E. Irons, Inc., a dietary supplement manufacturer established in 1946. He can be reached at Robert@veirons.com or (816) 221-3719 extension 704.