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Eggs: Lifting the limits and establishing the nutritional benefits

Wednesday 8 May 2013 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Royal Society of Medicine Food & Health Forum

This event aims to look at the myths surrounding eggs, including why they were wrongly linked to an increased CHD risk, food safety concerns that have been overcome with the British Lion scheme and the facts about egg allergy. The event will present the latest research and look at why eggs are now positively recommended as a valuable part of a healthy diet.

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Sugar, Fat and the Public Health Crisis

A Symposium with Professor Robert Lustig MD

Robert Lustig Organised by: Food and Behaviour Research
Start Date: March 12 2013
End Date: March 12 2013
Duration: 1.30pm to 4.45pm
Location: London, UK
Venue: Church House Conference Centre (Hoare Memorial Hall), Dean's Yard, Westminster SW1P 3NZ

FAB Research is proud to be hosting 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.

At this special symposium, we are offering you 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.

Hear the scientific evidence, and join in questions and discussion with our panel of eminent speakers and commentators, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.  Issues covered will include:

  • Why have obesity rates risen so dramatically in recent years – and why does this matter so much?
  • Has ‘healthy eating’ advice inadvertently been making matters worse?
  • What’s the evidence that mental health conditions such as ADHD and dementia may be diet-related?
  •  ‘Eating less and exercising more’ sounds very simple – so why do most people find it very difficult to lose excess weight and keep it off?
  • Which fats really are unhealthy, and which ones can actually reduce your risk of most degenerative diseases?
  • Is sugar really toxic and addictive – and if so, what can we do about it?

Speakers and Panel:

Opening Remarks
Professor Jason Halford (Professor in Appetite and Obesity, University of Liverpool)

The Key Role of Sugar in Obesity and Disease
Prof Robert Lustig MD (Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco; Author of 'Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar)

Diet and the Obesity Crisis
Prof David Haslam (Chair, National Obesity Forum)

Dietary Fats, Sugar and the Mental Health Crisis
Dr Alex Richardson (Founder Director, FAB Research; Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author of ‘They Are What You Feed Them’)

Sugar and Fat - Time for a New Food Policy?
Prof Jack Winkler (Former Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University, Director of Food & Health Research, an independent consultancy on nutrition that works primarily with public interest organisations)

'Pure White And Deadly' - A legacy remembered
Prof Michael Yudkin (Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, University of Oxford; son of John Yudkin, the author of 'Pure, White and Deadly - How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it' which has recently been re-released by Penguin with a foreword from Robert Lustig)

An essential event for:

Public Health Policy Specialists | Healthcare, Social Care, and Education Practitioners and Managers | Food Industry Analysts and Decision Makers | Researchers from Academia and Industry | School Food Providers | Food Manufacturers and Marketers | Media | Interested Individuals

Sugar and the Brain: Food Choice, Addiction and the Mental Health Crisis

13 March 2013 - FAB EVENT - Oxford -  A Symposium with Professor Robert Lustig MD

Robert Lustig UCSF photo Organised by Food and Behaviour Research
Start Date: March 13 2013
End Date: March 13 2013
Duration: 12.30pm to 4.45pm
Location: Oxford
Venue: Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PL


FAB Research is proud to be hosting the first visit to the UK by Professor Robert Lustig MD of the University of California, a specialist in neuro-endocrinology and obesity who is internationally renowned for his research into the hormonal and other effects of dietary sugar.

At this special symposium, Professor Lustig will outline the evidence for his claim that sugar is addictive, and toxic in excess.  If he is right, this would help not only to explain the current epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other degenerative physical health disorders, but also to give us new and important insights into a wide range of mental health disorders.  These have already overtaken physical health disorders in terms of their cost burden in developed countries, with potentially devastating consequences if their increase continues unchecked.

Serious mental health disorders like schizophrenia have long been associated with the same ‘metabolic syndrome’ that underlies diabetes and heart disease; and there is mounting evidence that excessive sugar consumption may play a role in conditions such as ADHD, antisocial behaviour, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as contributing to the dramatic rise in eating disorders in recent years.

Public health advice still emphasises ‘low-fat’ diets for weight loss and general health, but such diets are almost always high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates. 

Hear the scientific evidence, and join in questions and discussion with our panel of eminent speakers and commentators, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.  Issues covered will include: 

  • Why have mental health disorders risen so dramatically in recent years – and why does this matter so much?
  • Has ‘healthy eating’ advice inadvertently been making matters worse?
  • What’s the evidence that diet can play a role in ADHD, depression, psychosis and dementia?
  • Can nutritional interventions really reduce antisocial behaviour or eating disorders?
  • Why might sugar be addictive and toxic – and if it is, what can we do about it?

Speakers and Panel:

'Pure White And Deadly' - A legacy remembered
Prof Michael Yudkin (Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, University of Oxford; son of John Yudkin, the author of 'Pure, White and Deadly - How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it' which has recently been re-released by Penguin with a foreword from Robert Lustig)

Sugar, Addiction and Eating Disorders - Separating Facts from Myths
Prof Robert Lustig MD (Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco; Author of 'Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar)

The Role of Dietary Sugar and Fat in Disorders of Behaviour, Learning and Mood
Dr Alex Richardson (Founder Director, FAB Research; Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author of ‘They Are What You Feed Them’)

Diet and Anti-Social Behaviour
Dr Bernard Gesch (Research Scientist, University of Oxford)

Nutrition and Mental Health - Time for a New Paradigm?
Professor Malcolm Peet (Consultant Psychiatrist, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Healthcare Trust; Honorary Professor, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University)

An essential event for:

Public Health Policy Specialists | Researchers from Academia and Industry |Healthcare, Social Care, and Education Practitioners and Managers | Professionals working in Criminal Justice | Food Industry Analysts and Decision Makers | Food Manufacturers and Marketers | School Food Providers | Media | Interested Individuals

Human Evolution - Past, Present and Future…

Anthropological, Medical and Nutritional Considerations

We are delighted to invite you to this very exciting 2 day international conference

Wednesday 8th– Friday 10th May 2013
Venue: Grange St.Paul’s Hotel, London EC4V 5AJ

This conference aims to cover the most significant recent research and evidence which shows that man's evolution has been influenced by a significant exposure to an aquatic or semi-aquatic environment and that this has important implications, not only on understanding our past, but provides vital information about our present lifestyle and future destiny. We are delighted that special guests, including Sir David Attenborough, Sir David King, Professor Michael Crawford, Dame Valerie Beral, Professor Brunetto Chiarelli and Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, to mention but a few, will be participating.
Some major highlight of the conference is on:
‘Origin and Evolution of Speech’
‘Global Nutrition - the Implication on Health and Poverty’
Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!
To book and view the programme, please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/humanevolution
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Tel: 020 7808 2921 / 020 7808 2924

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