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21 July 20151.00pm - 2.00pmThis event has been cancelled
Human intervention studies have shown that ingestion of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) can cause an increase in hunger, appetite, and food consumption; however, the molecular bases for these effects are unknown.
4 August 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
We spend a third of our lives asleep but we are only starting to understand its function. Sleep is one of the three pillars of good health, alongside nutrition and exercise. There is growing evidence of the high burden of sleep disorders and their link to multiple chronic diseases.
6 August 20158.00pm - 9.30pm
A panel discussion with specialists from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre on the complex issues raised in the new Seymour Centre play 'What is the Matter with Mary Jane?' a powerful, funny and inspiring, one woman show about the torturous world of eating disorders.
11 August 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
It is a challenging problem to quantitatively measure human sleep without interfering with it. Professor de Chazal will present an overview of his 15 years of experience developing ways of measuring sleep non-invasively.
18 August 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Type 2 diabetes occurs when pancreatic beta-cells are unable to produce enough insulin to meet the increased demand for insulin brought about by insulin resistance.
18 August 20156.30pm - 8.00pm
What would it take to encourage a more rational approach to wellness, and why don't more evidence-based scientists participate in this growing industry? A panel of health professionals and communicators come together to discuss the issues.
19 August 20151.30pm - 6.30pm
Globally our modern food systems have delivered the double burden of under- and over-nutrition. The human and financial costs associated with this situation are staggering and place huge strain on national budgets that are already stretched.
25 August 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease account for half the deaths in Australia. Obesity rates continue to rise, in particular within the reproductive age group.