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Is Sugar the New Fat?


Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Jenny Gowan
Listening Time: 49 Mins
Date Added: 10/07/2017
Date Recorded: 24/08/2015
Date Reviewed:
Event: Linking Chronic Illness to Food
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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In the ongoing debate over the impact of food on health, particularly in the development of chronic illnesses, evidence continues to build over the harmful effects of sugar. Do we have reason to continue to demonise fat or is sugar the new culprit?


Topics covered

  • What is the latest evidence on the role of sugar in chronic disease development?
  • Is fat being unfairly maligned and is it more healthy than we believe?
  • What are the harmful effects of sugar?


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Presenter Biographies

PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS, AACPA, MSHPA

Jenny, a practicing pharmacist, is a Teaching Associate at Monash University, Melbourne. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines, Respiratory, an Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI, SHPA ‘Don’t Rush to Crush’ and the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH).

Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a ...

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