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Food for Thought!

Food is available to purchase from the bar. The event takes place on the 1st Floor. There is Lift Access via the main bar.
Past event - 2018
15 May Doors open at 7pm
Event 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Dockleaf, Stanhope Street,
Liverpool L8 5XJ
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Take this whistle-stop tour of paleo diets, obesity and plans to save some of the millions people who die every year from air pollution in some of the poorest countries of the world. Hear from the pioneering scientists who are undertaking ground-breaking research in Liverpool to advance the field of health and science, from those involved in obesity research to the trailblazers of safe cooking in the poorest countries across the globe. On the night, you'll also down Shots of Science, where scientists compete to tell you about their latest discoveries in two minutes or less!

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Is it true Smoke Killed them All?

Dr Kevin Mortimer (Reader in Respiratory Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. )
Globally, fourteen million people die every year because they breathe polluted air. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in 2010 set the goal to see 100 million households adopt clean cookstoves and fuels as part of a plan to save some of the 4 million people who die every year from air pollution in households in some of the poorest countries of the world. Is all as it seems or is this a case of smoke and mirrors? Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Dr Kevin Mortimer will share some of his research recently published in the UK medical journal in The Lancet and covered by BBC News.

Paleo Diet Facts and Fiction

Dr Ceren Kabukcu (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher)
Is there such a thing as an ideal diet from a bygone era? This talk will question the Paleo Diet, one of the most popular weight-loss fads around today.
Ceren will draw upon her experience as an archaeologist who analyses ancient plant remains. Her research is focused on the plant-food choices of Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers and the first farmers. Most people think of the Stone Age as the quintessential era of meat-eating. However, research now shows that hunter-gatherers had developed an appetite for cooked plant foods produced from various nuts, fruits and wild grains.

Obesity: Who is to Blame?

Dr Eric Robinson (Senior Lecturer at University of Liverpool )
Most people in the developed world are now classed as being overweight or obese & this has huge consequences for public health. Where has this global crisis come from & how will it be dealt with? Eric will make use of research from his laboratory and others to argue that, contrary to popular belief, we as individuals should no longer be held responsible for being overweight or obese. Instead, the actions of the food industry are to blame. He will explain why it is necessary to move away from focusing on educating people about diet & nutrition & instead make changes to the food environment.
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