Public lecture: Omega-3s and cardiometabolic disease
This NCSEM-EM public lecture, delivered by Frank Arsenyadis, Research Dietitian at the Leicester Diabetes Centre – University of Leicester, will focus on the use of Omega-3s for the management or prevention of cardiometabolic disease.
Cardiometabolic disease is a term used to describe largely preventable lifestyle-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Omega-3s are mainly found in oily fish, nuts and seeds, and have long been linked to good heart health. Roughly a third of us in the UK consume fish oil supplements, for various reasons, but do we really know what their effects are, what amount we should be taking and for how long?
This talk gives us the opportunity to delve into the evidence surrounding use of Omega-3s (in supplement or diet form) for the management or prevention of cardiometabolic disease.
The answers are in no way straightforward. Join Frank in traversing this proverbial minefield and gain an awareness of the challenges of nutrition research as we attempt to piece together how Omega-3s contribute to our health.
Frank Arsenyadis is a Research Dietitian at the Leicester Diabetes Centre – University of Leicester. His research interests focus on diet, cardiometabolic disease and weight management. He is also interested in how diet and specific nutrients affect common conditions that ‘co-exist’ with cardiometabolic disease, such as depression.
This talk will be recorded and the recording will be made available online a few days after the event.
If you have any questions please email NCSEM-Education@lboro.ac.uk.
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- This public lecture is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The event will take place online via Zoom and will last for approximately an hour. To book your place please complete the online booking form, you will be emailed joining details the day before the talk.