Strong claims have been made about our diets in 2014. While sugar has been demonised by some as the new tobacco, fat has been celebrated as ‘not bad for us after all’. With an obesity crisis showing no sign of decline, it’s more important than ever that we know the truth about fat.
Does ‘good fat’ have a rightful place in our diets? What does the scientific evidence say about the health effects of eating fat? And was 40 years of dietary advice really wrong? Four professors of nutrition came to the SMC to sort the facts from the myths.
Prof Christine Williams, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Reading
Prof Philip Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton
Prof Andy Salter, Head of Nutritional Sciences, University of Nottingham
Prof Tom Sanders, Professor emeritus of Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London