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Phytosterols, Blood Fat and Blood Pressure

Does phytosterol consumption reduce postprandial serum triglycerides and blood pressure?   Who are we looking for? We are recruiting male and female individuals between the ages 25-55, who are slightly-to-moderately overweight. What will you have to do?  Stage 1: A screening visit

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Is Fructose Making Us Fat?

Is Fructose Making Us Fat? by Syrone Burr The increase in obesity has become more pronounced in recent decades. The reason for this increase is often attributed to basic energy imbalance i.e. we are eating more calories than we are burning

Posted in Added Sugar, Fructose, Lipids and Lipid Metabolism

Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism – Short Presentations

This set of short presentations covers part of my main lectures on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.  Each short video covers a particular  aspect of lipid transport through the body using the analogy of a factory and product delivery system.  These

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Introduction to Dietary Fats – Classification, Digestion and Absorption

I have recorded and posted the following three presentations to provide a refresher/summary on dietary fats.  These are targeted towards the year 2 Metabolism students (5BBB0223) who have taken my Lipids and Lipoproteins lectures but may be useful to the

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Setting Dietary Fat Recommendations

This presentation discusses the rationale behind setting dietary fat intake recommendations for a population.  These slides cover why recommendations are needed, examples of dietary fat recommendations from different jurisdictions and the science behind setting fat recommendations with reducing chronic disease

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Lipoprotein Metabolism – 3D Animated Overviews

These three short videos give a good overview and some nice 3D animations of lipoproteins and their metabolism.  They were forward to me by a student in 5BBB0223 – Metabolism (Leigh Chapman) following my lectures this week on Lipid and

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Fat Digestion and Absorption – Overview (7MNT0004 – Principles of Nutrition)

Please click here for an updated version of these summary video lectures.

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