Project ID801
DescriptionAverting comfortable lifestyle crises - How have climate change and diet shaped the evolution of human energy metabolism, and responses to Vitamin C, fructose and uric acid? Studies have revealed the flexibility of human metabolism in response to partial and total starvation and demonstrated that type 2 diabetics were better adapted than healthy subjects to conserving protein during fasting. The industrialisation of food processing in the C20 has led to increases in palatability and digestibility with a parallel loss of quality leading to overconsumption and the current obesity epidemic. New approaches are needed to the chronology of eating, the health benefits of intermittent fasting and the role of diet and exercise in the maintenance of a healthy human microbiome.
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AFormby U3A
Year started2018
Source of referenceTalk given at the U3A Science Network Meeting, Nottingham, 2018
OutputNone known
NotesThis talk is available to other U3As