‘Fat or sugar: What does the evidence tell us about the priorities for weight control?’

Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist who has spent more than 25 years studying the links between what we eat and the effect on our weight and risk of cardiovascular disease. Her research includes a mix of observational analyses from prospective cohorts, experimental studies and both controlled and more pragmatic dietary intervention studies.

In this talk she will consider how evidence from these diverse sources informs dietary recommendations. Drawing on her experience as a scientific advisor to the Department of Health on obesity and food policy and a raft of public engagement activities, including the recent Horizon series “What’s the right diet for you?” she will also consider how the scientific evidence is translated into policy and practice.