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Start Date 2014/07/09
End Date 2014/07/09
Event Title Sugar Reduction Summit
Event Description The forthcoming Sugar Reduction Summit – Science, Policy and Public Health which will take place at the Royal Society, London on Wednesday 9th July 2014. Registration is now open and full details for this important one day event, can be found on the website Register now to save - Early Bird rates apply only until 12th June 2014.

Sugar’s role in obesity has dominated news headlines this year invoking parallels between the tobacco and food industries and isolating sugar’s role in diet-related diseases. With almost two thirds of adults in the UK now classified as overweight or obese, there is no doubt that obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of our time. But what part does sugar play in obesity and ill-health? When consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet, should it be singled out as any more to blame or any more harmful than fats or other carbohydrates and should sugar reduction be a health priority?

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Carbohydrate Report due out in June, The Sugar Reduction Summit provides a much needed neutral and balanced platform for policy makers and key stakeholders within the health, scientific and food and nutrition industries to come together and explore evidence-based research on the impact of sugar in our diets and to debate whether sugar reduction should be a health priority, how harmful sugar really is and how sugar reduction might be achieved practically.

The event, which is supported by The Wolfson Institute, will include high level briefings from leading experts followed by panel debates and open-floor discussions which will allow key questions to be asked and explored in a balanced and objective environment. To see the full programme and confirmed speakers, please click here. Hosted places have been reserved for press and policy makers.

If you have any questions or would like further information on any aspect of the event, please email or call 0208 241 2249

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Location Royal Society, London

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Created by Kerstin Lienemann on 1 July 2014, at 14:19