11 Jun 2015 18:00 - 19:30

Sugar – is it a dangerous white powder we should completely cut from our diet or are claims that it causes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease overstated?

Was the 1972 opinion that sugar is “pure, white and deadly” close to the truth, or has that initial idea been exploited by those with a personal anti-sugar agenda?

Is the sugar found naturally in fruits and juices any different to the sugar we add to our food?

Does the amount of sugar we eat affect our risk of developing obesity or diabetes?

Come and explore the myths and facts surrounding this sweet nutrient with three of St George’s dietitians.

Scott Lonnee, Luke Morris and Catherine Collins, who are dietitians based at St George’s, will help you understand the science behind sugar, as part of National Dietitians Week.

Venue: Lecture Theatre C, Ground Floor Hunter Wing, St George’s Hospital, Tooting

Date: Thursday 11th June

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 presentation + 30mins mingling and informal discussion

This event is being hosted by both St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London as part of national Dietitians Week (8-12th June 2015).

This event is free. Please RSVP via email to events@sgul.ac.uk

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