Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Sugar versus fat for healthy diet

29 September 2014

Sugar versus fat for healthy diet

The debate on healthy diet and the arguments about reducing sugar and fat get an airing on Wednesday at the Auckland Nutrition Research Network seminar.

The seminar features public health expert Professor Rod Jackson, speaking on ‘Dietary fat and heart disease – if sugar’s out is fat in?’

The second half is presented by Dr Laurence Eyres who is speaking on ‘Coconut Oil - is it Heart Healthy?’

The seminar is open to the public (and to media by arrangement) and is on Wednesday 1October from 5.30pm to 7pm, at the Faculty of Medical Health (85 Park Road, opposite Auckland Hospital) in Lecture Theatre 505-011, Building 505, Grafton Campus.

Dr Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology in the Section of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.

Rod is medically trained, has a PhD in Epidemiology and is a member of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, and has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers. His main research interest for the last 30 years has been the epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

He is one of the architects of New Zealand risk-based clinical guidelines for managing CVD risk. He is currently involved in developing and implementing a web-based decision support system – PREDICT - to help primary care practitioners across the country systematically manage CVD and diabetes risk at the ‘moment of care’ for their practice populations.

Dr Laurence Eyres is an honorary academic in Nutrition with the University of Auckland.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


NZTA Finds Failures: Urgent Review Of Compliance Files

Phil Twyford said NZTA was failing in its duty to properly check the companies that certify vehicles as safe for the road, and other services. “When problems with these companies were identified, there was often no follow up. More>>


Outages: Vector Settles With ComCom On Reliability Breaches

Vector has agreed a settlement with the Commerce Commission for breaches of its network quality standards in 2015 and 2016. More>>


Hop For A Better Tomorrow: Programme For Unique NZ Hops And Craft Beer

A new joint craft beer and hop breeding programme launched today aims to develop unique super-premium hops for exceptional craft brewers and uniquely New Zealand craft beer for top tier markets. More>>


Stats: Big Quarterly Lift In Retail Card Spending

Quarterly retail card spending in the September 2018 quarter rose at its fastest pace in seven and a half years, Stats NZ said today. The lift was widespread, led by increased grocery and liquor spending, as well as fuel. More>>


Crown Accounts: Government Books Show Surplus, Falling Net Debt

A strong surplus and falling net debt reflect a growing economy and show the Coalition Government is managing the books responsibly, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>