Techfest-Handling energy in the body.Are we storing up trouble for the future? Something Different

Techfest-Handling energy in the body.Are we storing up trouble for the future?

  • Date

    Monday 18 September 2017

  • venue

    TechFest

  • time

    Starts 6.45pm

  • age

    Not Specified

  • price

    £4.00/ conc £3.00

  • genre

    Something Different

Food gives us energy but do you ever wonder where it goes in the body and how we store and use it? Our bodies have highly specialised systems to send different nutrients from the diet to different organs for storage.

These are then released later to meet our energy needs, again using precisely controlled mechanisms. Obesity is a major current health problem and prevents these storage systems working as they should. This can result in the development of obesity related health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.

Prof Mirela Delibegovic and Dr Justin Rochford will discuss how our bodies store nutrients from the food we eat, how we use the energy they provide and why this is important for keeping us healthy. They will also discuss how different diets affect this system and why some work whilst others don’t.

Fraser Noble Building, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3UE


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