Following the hugely successful launch of the CSIRO Low Carb Every Day Diet book in March, co-author Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth will deliver a presentation on low carbohydrate benefits at a seminar at Toowoomba City Library on 17 May.
Professor Brinkworth is a principal research scientist in Clinical Nutrition at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. He has a PhD in diet nutrition and exercise science, and more than 15 years’ experience leading research teams and studies evaluating the effects of dietary patterns, foods, nutritional components and physical exercise on weight loss, metabolic disease risk management, health and performance.
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies said the DDHHS had worked with the CSIRO to bring Professor Brinkworth to Toowoomba to discuss his research and findings on low carbohydrate nutrition.
“CSIRO research shows that their scientifically formulated CSIRO low-carb diet can prevent and treat lifestyle diseases including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” Dr Gillies said.
“Of particular interest is the improvement of blood glucose control – a crucial initiative when research shows that two-thirds of Australians are overweight or obese and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising at an alarming rate.
“The Darling Downs region is not immune to this issue in fact our region rates as one of the most obese in Queensland.
“As a health service we are determined to make a difference and use every opportunity to encourage healthier lifestyles for all of our communities.
“We invite health professionals and interested community members to attend Grant’s presentation. We will have ample time for a question and answer session and look forward to discussing low carbohydrate principles with attendees.”
Professor Brinkworth and fellow author CSIRO senior research dietitian Pennie Taylor produced the CSIRO Low Carb Diet last year. They said the book had a profound effect in communities throughout Australia by helping increase people’s understanding of health, diet and lifestyle.
This year’s book features updated recipes which are quick and simple with fewer ingredients, exercise plans and menus on a budget, ensuring the diet can be part of people’s every day lives.
The presentation will be held at the Seminar Rooms at the Toowoomba City Library, Thursday 17 May.