With sugar in the spotlight, fat is no longer demonised in the way it once was, with recent advice even recommending increasing fat intake.  Consumers need a simple healthy eating message to minimise confusion and maximise engagement. What is the latest understanding of the part played by fats in the obesity epidemic? How can we strike a truly healthy balance? And, what needs to be done to guarantee consumer understanding?

Chair: Professor Baukje de Roos, Deputy Director, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

14.15 - 14.45

Balancing the sugar-fat seesaw: understanding the relative roles played in obesity

Dr Carlos Celis-Morales, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow

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14.45 - 15.15

Early findings from the mouth-gut-brain project and research into gustatory responses to fat in Australia, France and the US

Dr Lisa Methven, Associate Professor, University of Reading

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15.15 - 15.45

Food and heart health: separating the hype from the facts

Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP

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