FREE Public Lecture: Optimising Nutrition & Exercise for Metabolic Health & Fat Loss
Come along to our Public Lecture at the University of Bath, where Dr Javier Gonzalez (University of Bath), Dr James Betts (University of Bath) and Dr Stephen Burns (Nangyang Technological University, Singapore) will be discussing some of their latest research on the roles of Nutrition and Exercise in Metabolic Health and Fat Loss.
Department for Health Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/health/
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is free on campus after 17:00 and details of how to get to campus either by car or public transport can be found at the following link: http://www.bath.ac.uk/travel-advice
Chancellors Building is building number 3 on the following map: http://www.bath.ac.uk/travel-advice/pdf/campus-3d-map-with-key.pdf
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Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Biographies
Exercise before or after breakfast for weight loss and health? – Dr Javier Gonzalez
Regular exercise is a powerful tool to improve metabolic health, partly by improving blood sugar (glucose) control and also by assisting with weight management. However, the nutritional status in which we perform exercise may influence the effectiveness of exercise to reduce energy balance and glucose control. This talk will provide a discussion on whether performing exercise either before or after breakfast is the most suitable approach to improve metabolic health.
Daily meal patterns and metabolic health: is protein distribution important? – Dr James Betts
The timing of daily eating occasions have long been linked to human health such that there are many well-established beliefs concerning what meal patterns might most effectively suit or set our biological rhythms. However, scientific evidence is only recently emerging to inform whether certain dietary nutrients might best be scheduled at particular times relative to other meals, sleep, the time of day/might and/or your biological circadian clock. This talks will explore the evidence base regarding meal timing and metabolism in general, with a particular focus on the role played by the temporal distribution of protein intake.
Walk before you eat for a healthier heart – Dr Stephen Burns
High levels of circulating fat in the bloodstream are associated with cardiovascular diseases. However, individuals on modern diets spend most of their day eating and digesting foods with fat levels elevated over many hours. Exercise can minimise these disturbances associated with meal intake by altering the appearance and clearance of fat. This talk will examine the benefits of pre-meal exercise on fat metabolism in the body and examine the role for different patterns of exercise and food intake.
Dr Gonzalez is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Human Physiology in the Department for Health at the University of Bath in the U.K. Prior to this, he completed a PhD in Human Nutrition and Metabolism under the supervision of Professor Emma Stevenson, before undertaking a post-doc studying human liver and muscle metabolism in trained cyclists. His current research is supported by The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, The Rank Prize Funds and The Physiological Society. This work focuses on how nutrition and exercise influence carbohydrate metabolism, and how this relates to human health and endurance performance. Dr Gonzalez’ work has been published in journals such as Obesity Reviews, Diabetes Care, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Dr Betts joined the University of Bath in 2005 having completed a PhD in Human Muscle Metabolism at Loughborough University and is a Reader in Nutrition & Metabolism. Since joining the University, Dr Betts has conducted numerous randomised controlled trials to explore how components of energy balance interact to regulate human health and physiological function. The complex nature of energy balance regulation requires an interdisciplinary approach, such that the findings of Dr Betts’ research have been published in leading journals spanning the broad scientific disciplines of; human physiology (e.g. American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, European Journal of Applied Physiology), obesity/health (e.g. International Journal of Obesity, BMJ), nutrition (e.g. AJCN, British Journal of Nutrition, European Journal of Nutrition) and exercise science (e.g. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Sports Medicine). Dr Betts is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Associate Editor of the journal Trials and in 2015 was awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal at the Royal Society of Medicine for excellence in clinical nutrition research.
Dr. Burns completed a PhD examining the role of exercise in human fat metabolism at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences in Loughborough University in the U.K. before going onto postdoctoral studies examining the role of lipids in obese, insulin resistant children at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the U.S. He joined the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in 2009. At present his work focuses on establishing the role of exercise in minimising disturbances in fat metabolism seen after eating. He has published in leading journals in the fields of exercise science (e.g. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Sports Medicine), nutrition (e.g. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, British Journal of Nutrition) and endocrinology and metabolism (e.g. Diabetes Care, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, International Journal of Obesity).