Putting Fibre Back On A Pedestal

Join Professor Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University, for an overview and insight into whole grain and the UK diet.

Our knowledge on the importance of whole grain in our diets has been growing for many years, with Professor Seal being one of the leading lights in research in this area. Good observational evidence suggests a role for dietary whole grain in the reduction of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and the risk of some cancers. Positive benefits on gut health are also recognised.

Despite recognition of the positive benefits of whole grain in our diets, 8 out of 10 people in the UK are not getting enough and without a UK based dietary guideline on whole grain, this may be difficult to achieve.

Increasing fibre and whole grain in the UK diet is an important focus for public health, with the 2015 SACN report on Carbohydrates and Health suggesting an increase in fibre intakes to 30g per day.

In this webinar, Professor Seal will discuss:-
- What is whole grain?
- Whole grain in the UK diet
- Associations between whole grain intakes and health status
- Increasing whole grain in the diet
Chris Seal
Professor of Food and Human Nutrition
Newcastle University
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