Fructose: Separating Fact from Fiction
The role of fructose in the diet has been hotly debated by media, dietitians, scientists, and consumers alike. But what are the facts?
Dr Alan Barclay, the Chief Scientific Officer at Glycemic Index Foundation (Ltd) and Head of Research at the Australian Diabetes Council, discusses the latest research on fructose and provides an overview of what fructose is, how it's metabolised in the body, sourced in our food supply and safe levels of consumption.
Dr Barclay will also address some of the misconceptions amongst consumers and health professionals and examine if there is a connection between high fructose consumption and body weight.
Webinar DetailsDuration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Doctor Alan Barclay
About the Speaker
Doctor Alan Barclay
Dr Barclay has nearly two decades of experience in nutrition and specialises on the association between glycemic carbohydrate (glycemic index and glycemic load) and the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. His work has been published in some of the world's leading nutrition and diabetes journals, and has been presented at scientific conferences around the globe. Dr Barclay is the Chief Scientific Officer at Glycemic Index Foundation (Ltd) and Head of Research at the Australian Diabetes Council. He is also one of the co-authors of the New Glucose Revolution: Diabetes & Pre-diabetes handbook.