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The first hot topic webinar of the series, hosted by Professor Bruce Griffin, University of Surrey, who is a biomedical scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease, will highlight the important role of diet and lifestyle in the management of cardio-metabolic risk factors, for the purpose of preventing premature cardiovascular diseases (CVD).   

The content of the webinar will reflect, and provide insight into the topics of the 2018 Winter Conference's four symposia.  After setting the scene with an overview of the origins, prevalence and impact of cardio-metabolic risk factors on CVD, the webinar will explore the effects of dietary fats, with focus on saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, ketogenic diets and how these impact on ectopic fat depots like the liver and skeletal muscle.  The theme will then turn to the role of dietary carbohydrates, and the critical importance of modifying the quality of this macronutrient by reducing free sugars and increasing resistant starches and fibres. The final section will examine the evidence for the impact of modifying whole dietary patterns, meal timing and an influential factor that modifies dietary responses and is endemic to our lifestyles drug therapy.  

In association with the Nutrition Society's Winter Conference 2018, the principal objective will be to translate the latest, evidence-based research on cardio-metabolic risk into effective diet and lifestyle strategies to reduce its adverse impact on the development of premature cardiovascular diseases. This webinar will provide a short overview of in-depth discussions that will take place at the conference. 

Participation Timings 

Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simualted live version of the webinar. Please note that by registering for one of the simulated live webinars, you will not be able to ask questions during the webinar. The times available for you to register are:

19:00-20:00, Sunday 2 December 

Who should participate?

Clinicians (dietitians, health care professionals, nurses), physicians and general practitioners, academic researchers and teachers, postgraduate students, food policy stakeholders, members of the food industry and commercial sectors.  


If you have any queries or for further information, please contact the Society's Professional Development Manager.