Part of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Centennial Dialogues, Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems series
On April 29, Alumni UBC, in partnership with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, held a panel discussion exploring the effect of diet and genetics on chronic disease.
What’s more harmful: fat or sugar? Should I drink a glass of red wine every day, or abstain from alcohol altogether? We spend a lot of time worrying about how our dietary choices are impacting our health. In fact, hardly a day goes by where we’re not hearing about how the “latest studies” suggest that we make immediate dietary changes. But some experts suggest that our genetic predisposition for disease is actually the most significant factor in our overall health. So how vigilant do we really need to be about our diet?
- Rickey Yada, BSc(Agri)’77, MSc’80, PhD’84 – Dean and Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
- Dr. Susanne Clee, PhD’01 – Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC
- Desiree Nielsen, BSc(Food, Nutrition and Health)’06 – Registered Dietitian and Owner, Desiree Nielsen Nutrition Consulting
- Brad Popovich – Chief Scientific Officer, Genome BC
- Yves Potvin – Founder and President, Gardein
Listen to a podcast of the discussion here:
This discussion was recorded April 29, 2015, at the York Theatre in Vancouver.