Lipids and carbohydrates are components of a healthy diet. However, what is it that makes a diet healthy or unhealthy? Is it the relative amounts of each of these nutrients? Which lipids and carbohydrates are we talking about? Over the past decades, these questions have been at the heart of intense discussion. Lipids and carbohydrates are key nutrients and they contribute to the palatability of food. The ongoing public debate, and discussion within the scientific community, has resulted in recommendations that often swing from one end of the spectrum to the other, without taking into consideration a holistic view on human nutrition. The 14th NINS held on 28-29 September 2017 brought together leading experts to discuss this topic.


Nutrition advocacy in action: the politics of sugar vs. fat
Marion Nestle, New York University, USA
28 Sept. 2017 · 9:27 a.m.
Fat and carbohydrate recommendations - Have they changed?
Barbara Schneeman, University of California, Davis, USA
28 Sept. 2017 · 10:14 a.m.
Promoting equitable health and wellbeing around the globe
Nancy Brown, American Heart Association, Dallas, USA
28 Sept. 2017 · 11:30 a.m.
Gut hormones and nutrition
Sir Stephen Bloom, Imperial College London, England
28 Sept. 2017 · 1:38 p.m.
Nutrition, metabolic health, cancer and NCDs
Elio Riboli, Imperial College London, England
28 Sept. 2017 · 2:27 p.m.
Infant and child nutrition and cognitive development
Wendy Oddy, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
28 Sept. 2017 · 3:51 p.m.
Microbes, metabolism and autoimmunity
Ramnik Xavier, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
29 Sept. 2017 · 9:06 a.m.
Lipid metabolism in high fructose fed humans
Luc Tappy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
29 Sept. 2017 · 10:03 a.m.
Food, health and disease: The evidence and reporting the evidence
Dennis Bier, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
29 Sept. 2017 · 11:11 a.m.
Deeper down the rabbit hole of data, analysis, and inference errors and suggestions for digging back out
David Allison, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, USA
29 Sept. 2017 · 1 p.m.
Neural circuits of food intake - is it all about calories?
Harvey Grill, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
29 Sept. 2017 · 1:55 p.m.