ORGANISED BY FOOD AND BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH
Start Date: 12 March 2013
End Date: 12 March 2013
Duration 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Location Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
Venue Church House Conference Centre (Hoare Memorial Hall)
Download the conference programme and abstracts here (871.89 KB)
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Programme and Abstracts:
A document with the programme, speaker details and abstracts, summarising the content of the day's presentations may be downloaded at the link below.
About the event:
FAB Research was proud to have hosted the first visit to the UK by Professor Robert Lustig MD of the University of California, a specialist in endocrinology and pediatric obesity who is internationally renowned for his research into the hormonal and other effects of dietary sugar.
This special symposium offered a unique opportunity to hear Professor Lustig explain the evidence behind his view that sugar – not dietary fat – is the primary driver of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many other serious health problems, including mental health disorders. All of these diseases are associated with various hormonal and metabolic abnormalities known as ‘the metabolic syndrome’, which develops gradually over time and is known to be diet-related.
If Professor Lustig is right, then most of the public health advice aimed at reducing obesity and related chronic health conditions over the last forty years has had the wrong emphasis, because the ‘low-fat’ diets typically recommended for weight loss and heart health are almost always high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates.
Delegates were presented with the latest scientific evidence, and were given an opportunity to ask their own questions and take part in a discussion with a panel of eminent speakers and commentators, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.
What was discussed: