diet

  • By 2050, reduced fruit and vegetable intake could cause twice as many deaths as under-nutrition
  • Three-quarters of all climate-related deaths due to changes in food production are estimated to occur in China and India

 

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'People are assaulted by food at every turn, and we’re biologically programmed to eat in case there might be a famine round the corner,' explains Professor Susan Jebb as the West struggles with plenty. 

Professor Susan Jebb studies behavioural medicine at Oxford, and her work is becoming more important by the year as the West battles obesity, diabetes and a multitude of other weight-related illnesses. She focuses on why we eat too much, why fad diets are counterproductive, and how to get the public losing weight efficiently. Here, she talks through strategies to tackle our collective weight problem.

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This blog post is taken from Research in Conversation, a series of interviews with researchers across Oxford University. Each interviewee raises a question arising from their research, which the next interview follows up on, approaching from a different discipline. Together, these linked interviews form 'chains' that collectively, and from many different perspectives, ask big questions like what it is to be human, how to live a healthy life and our changing relationship with information.

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The Oxford London Lecture, now in its fifth year, aims to connect the widest possible audience to some of Oxford's ground-breaking research. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Romanes Fund.

T​itle: Knowledge, nudge and nanny: opportunities to improve the nation’s diet

Speak​er: Professor Susan Jebb, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015

Time: 6.45pm

Venue: The Assembly Hall, Church House, Westminster

Church House Conference Centre
Westminster Dean's Yard
Westminster
London SW1P 3NZ

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To register your interest, please email joanne.fisher@admin.ox.ac.uk

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Feeding Healthy Minds

"What mothers eat before and during pregnancy can have a lifelong impact on their child’s health and development. Jenni speaks to academic, author, and founder of Food And Behaviour Research (FAB), Dr Alex Richardson, ahead of a conference they’ve organised in London. On the agenda is the role of diet in how our brain develops and functions, and its impact on our moods, our behaviour and our capacity to learn."

Listen to the interview on the BBC Radio 4 website
[starts at 35:30 into the programme]:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03dsm3t

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