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Fat is not the enemy – find out why

Fat is not the enemy – find out why

Butter is among the fats that have been getting a bad rep

THE SECOND in this year’s series of SciBar talks – “Fat is not the enemy” – will take place on Monday (October 26).

The monthly event allows researchers from the University to present their work in an informal and accessible fashion.

This month’s talk is from Senior Lecturer in Food and Nutrition, and founder of MetMUnch, Haleh Moravej, taking a fascinating look at the role of ‘good fats’ in our diets and their evolutionary purpose.

Haleh said: “For decades, fat has been cast as a villainous food, with manufacturers clamouring over themselves to come up with fat substitutes and low-fat versions of normally indulgent items like cheese and cake.

“Recently scientists and experts have begun to change their tune, pointing out that low-fat diets can actually be more harmful than high-fat foods for some, due to the amount of extra carbohydrates and sugars used to compensate for the absence of fat. Fats that were once shunned into shame – duck fat, lard – have become increasingly acceptable for consumers again.”

SciBar moved to a new venue this year - The Lass O’Gowrie pub on Charles Street - which has so far proved very popular, with a friendly atmosphere and an excellent beer selection!

No booking is required for this event and we would love to welcome some attendees from across the various faculties, so please do pop down on the night for some drinks, conversation, and to learn something new!

If you have any questions about this or other events from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, please contact engage@mmu.ac.uk.

 

 

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