Nutrition

Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

By Professor Mike Hamm, C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University (MSU) & visiting fellow of Mansfield College, University of Oxford.

Mike was one of the two experts on sustainability consulted by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in developing its 2015 report.  This report’s  publication has attracted widespread interest and - from those ideologically opposed either to actions on sustainability that necessitate a change in habits or to government intervention - a great deal of criticism. In this blog Mike shares his thoughts on the new Guidelines, and explains clearly what they actually say.

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By Hannah Rowlands

Last week, the Oxford Martin School hosted a seminar about the health and environmental imapct of our diets, as part of their seminar series "Health in the 21st century: what’s new?".

You can watch the seminar again on their website, but here are some notes that summarise the main arguments made by the three speakers.

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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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By Kyle Turner, University of Oxford and Boyd Swinburn, Deakin University

The most comprehensive global study ever undertaken for obesity was just released and the need for serious population-wide action is no longer up for debate. The study’s key findings make for grim reading – not a single country saw a decline in obesity over the past 30 years.

Instead, between 1980 and 2013, the prevalence of global overweight and obesity increased by 27.5% among adults. What is even more worrying still is that overweight and obesity in children soared by nearly a half (47.1%) in just three decades.

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The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust Lecture Series

 

The Speewell and Wellbeing Trust is a small Oxford-based charity. Each month they hold a talk at Green Templeton College on issues of health and nutrition.

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The 2012 Oxford Nutrition Group Meeting will take place on the 20th September 2012 in the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

The meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To find out more information and register please go to their webpage - http://www.oxford-nutrition-group.org.uk/

If you have any questions or queries, you can contact the Oxford Nutrition Group on the following email: info@oxford-nutrition-group.org.uk

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The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust Lecture Series

 

The Speewell and Wellbeing Trust is a small Oxford-based charity. Each month they hold a talk at Green Templeton College on issues of health and nutrition.

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22nd – 25th November 2015, Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Conference Website

Bioconvergence for Food Function

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The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system.

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'Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health' By Stanley Ulijaszek, Neil Mann and Sarah Elton, Cambridge University Press

Book launch and presentation from the authors

Venue: St Cross Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Date: Thursday 13 June 2013

Time: 5:30pm

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