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#AskNutrition - Twitter takeover

Posted on 05/01/2016


Lunch time Nutrition Twitter Takeover: Thursday 14 January 2016, midday – 2pm (UK time) 

From processed meats to the importance of calorie counting to new findings about your five-a-day, the news is chock full of headlines about food. As we enter 2016, a healthier diet and lifestyle will top many people’s New Year Resolution lists.

With an overload of nutrition advice fed to us, it’s hard to know which advice to follow. We’ve all got questions about what we should or shouldn’t be eating or drinking and the effect that our diet can have on our bodies.

Experts from the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences will be taking over the King’s College London Twitter feed @KingsCollegeLon on Thursday 14th January 2016 for two hours over lunch time (midday to 2pm) to answer questions on food and nutrition.

So, whether you want to know how to keep your heart healthy, how much red meat you should be eating or even the effect of all those cups of coffee on your body, tweet us @KingsCollegeLon with the hashtag #AskNutrition to put your question to our experts.

Our scientists will be answering questions on various aspects of nutrition, diet and health including on healthy eating, cooking and recipes, obesity, gluten, dietary fats and more 

Joining us online will be a cross section of experts from the Division including:

  • Professor Kevin Whelan – an expert in gut health and the effects of diet on the gut and the bacteria that live there, researching on gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, constipation, as well as the benefits of probiotics, prebiotics and fibre in the diet
  • Dr Scott Harding – an expert on the impact of diet on heart health as well as on the risk factors associated with various diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Dr Wendy Hall – an expert on dietary fats and plant bioactives and their impact on heart health, blood sugars and obesity, with extensive experience in carrying out trials using dietary interventions
  • Dr Sarah Berry – an expert on the influence of our diets on heart disease, fats in the diet and the benefits of fruit and vegetables for our health
  • Anne Marie Knight – a dietitian and expert in nutrition with a special interest in nutritional care for people in hospital and the diets of minority ethnic groups

Join us @KingsCollegeLon using the hashtag #AskNutrition on Thursday 14 January 2016, 12-2pm

Image: Fruit and vegetables basket, credit National Cancer Institute

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