21st Century Medicine Series - Why diets (usually) fail

25 September 2013

Associate Professor Amanda Salis, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School

A21st Century Medicine Lecture, presented by the Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney

A major reason why diets fail is that the body responds to energy restriction with a 'famine reaction' that increases appetite, reduces metabolic rate and alters circulating concentrations of hormones in a way that stimulates fat accumulation. Drawing on insights from her work leading a research team at Sydney University's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Associate Professor Amanda Salis will discuss three scientifically based strategies that may reduce the intensity of the famine reaction, thereby increasing the efficiency of weight loss. Having personally struggled with binge eating and excess weight (and having now lost 28 kilos and kept it off for over 15 years), Amanda is passionate about her team's research, which aims to help more people to lose excess weight and keep it off for life.

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Law School Foyer, New Law School

Cost: Free and open to all with registration requested.

Contact: Sydney Ideas

Phone: 9351 2943

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