Weight loss maintenance for diabetes prevention Event as iCalendar

23 May 2018

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute – Room 505-003

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

Contact email: s.gusso@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Marta Silvestre

About the talk: Dr Silvestre will be discussing The PREVIEW study results. The study aimed to determine whether a high-protein, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet in combination with moderate or high intensity physical activity was more efficient in preventing the development of type-2 diabetes in pre-diabetic, overweight individuals, when compared with a moderate protein and GI diet.

About the speaker: Dr Marta Silvestre is a biomedical and clinical postdoctoral researcher, interested in the relationship between diet and disease, with a specific focus on obesity and associated metabolic diseases. She has been conducting the NZ arm of the PREVIEW – prevention of diabetes through lifestyle interventions in Europe and Worldwide – for the last 5 years, at the Human Nutrition Unit, which is part of the School of Biological Sciences, here at the University of Auckland.