Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
March 17, 2004
U of G conference to focus on fat
A University of Guelph conference called “Fat: A Balancing Act” will help clarify mixed messages about diet, disease and mental health March 27 from noon to 5 p.m. in Rozanski Hall.
Other forum topics include:
• “Fat, Carbohydrate and Protein Ratios for Weight Loss,” Kelly Meckling, U of G nutritional sciences professor.
• “Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Cancer Waiting to Happen?” Jim Kirkland, U of G nutritional sciences professor.
• “Conjugated Linoleic Acid . . . a Supplement That Really Works?” David Dyck, U of G nutritional sciences professor.
• “Supplementing the Diet with Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Alleviate the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Maggie Laidlaw, PhD candidate and interm director of U of G’s Human Nutraceutical Research Unit.
• “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mental Health,” Julie Conquer, director of clinical research at KGK Synergize.
Forum participants may also attend the on-site Functional Food and Nutraceutical Expo, which includes an information fair, a food preparation demonstration and a showcase of functional food products.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.