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SEMINAR: Putting the balance back in diet: the nutritional geometry of health and ageing

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Today's date is Sunday, August 20, 2017
Putting the balance back in diet: the nutritional geometry of health and ageing : SBS seminar series - invited speaker Other events...
What constitutes a nutritionally balanced diet and how does diet balance impact health, reproduction and longevity? These are fundamental questions in biology that are of considerable significance to public health. In the talk I will set out a framework for describing the multidimensional nature of nutritional requirements, the relative values of foods in relation to these requirements, the behavioural and physiological responses when feeding on diets of varying composition, and the consequences of being restricted to particular diets. These models, called the Geometric Framework, arose from the study of nutritional ecology and were developed initially using a wide variety of species in the laboratory and the field. I will use examples spanning insects to humans to address problems in ageing, obesity and cardio-metabolic health.
Location Wesfarmers LT (Business, G91)
Contact Clelia Gasparini <clelia.gasparini@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00
End Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00
Submitted by Clelia Gasparini <clelia.gasparini@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:33
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