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Carbohydrates in health: friends or foes?

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14-17 July 2014: £55-£440
at University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
for members of the Nutrition Society and other interested parties
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Carbohydrates, which represent the main source of dietary energy, can potentially affect human health and the risk of chronic disease. The aim of the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014 is to explore the contribution of cereals, and related products rich in carbohydrate, in feeding the world’s population.

The meeting takes place at the University of Glasgow from 14-17 July and will focus on four main themes.

  • Global challenges and solutions in cereal production.
  • New perspectives on carbohydrate and health.
  • Non digestible carbohydrates, gut microbiota and obesity.
  • Wholegrains, dietary fibre and grain-derived phytochemicals.

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute will speak at two of the sessions:

  • Dr Bill Thomas (Global challenges and solutions in cereal production)
    Drought-resistant cereals: impact on water sustainability and nutritional quality
  • Professor Derek Stewart (Wholegrains, dietary fibre and grain-derived phytochemicals)
    Nutritional quality of grains: are grains all equal?

The meeting is open to both members and non-members of the Nutrition Society and there are special rates for students. Full details and booking information can be found on the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014 web page.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.