The Highs and Lows of Carbohydrates

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Health Professionals Seminar

Guest speakers

Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth presented the second year results from the CSIRO clinical study which investigated the impact of a low carbohydrate, high unsaturated / low saturated fat diet, compared to a high unrefined carbohydrate and low fat diet in people living with type 2 diabetes.

Ms Sharaya Carter, APD and PhD candidate, University of South Australia

Sharaya Carter discussed the results of the ongoing clinical trial that is investigating the effects of intermittent energy restriction compared to continuous energy restriction in people living with type 2 diabetes.

Honorary Professor Kerin O’Dea, University of South Australia

Professor Kerin O’Dea presented data on the nutritional composition and health benefits of the traditional diet of Australian Aboriginal people; which consisted of uncultivated plant foods, generally low glycemic index carbohydrates that were high in fibre. Kerin drew on her own research with communities in remote Australia, and also on early reports from South East Australia in the early years of English colonisation.


Friday 26 May 2017




Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms 1 & 2, North Terrace, Adelaide

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