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 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

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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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THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this seminar has to be cancelled at short notice - many apologies to those who were hoping to come along


The Oxford Food Security Forum Lunchtime Talks Hilary Term 2013 on Global Food Security, organised by the student-led Oxford Food Security Forum

Speaker: Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Title: “Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Change Mitigation: Exploring the Links”

Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, Meeting Room A, 3 Mansfield Road

Date: Week 6, Monday 18 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Michaelmas Term Seminars

Speaker: Laura Dawes, University of Cambridge

"Childhood Obesity in America: Biography of an Epidemic"

Date: Monday 14 October

Time: 2:15pm (coffee from 2:00pm)

Venue: Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE

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ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD):

Integrating perspectives on consumers’ perceptions of food safety, nutrition and waste.

 

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