Live Well, Eat Well: The Benefits of a Fat Healthy Diet

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jun 03, 2012 Comments Off on Live Well, Eat Well: The Benefits of a Fat Healthy Diet

Online webinar
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

For years, nutritionists and doctors have preached the benefits of a low-fat diet. We’ve been told that reducing the amount of fat we eat is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing health problems. But when it comes to your mental and physical health, simply “cutting the fat” just doesn’t cut it. Research shows that, more than the total amount of fat in your diet, it’s the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats increase your cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats have the opposite effect, protecting your heart and supporting overall health. In fact, good fats—such as omega-3 fats—are absolutely essential not only to your physical health but your emotional well-being.

In this webinar, hosted by Dr. Thomas Sherman, we will discuss the many functional roles that fats, in general, and omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, play in human physiology. Saturated, mono-unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats each contribute important elements to a healthy diet, and recommendations to minimize their consumption has been a tremendous – and unfortunate – disservice to our health and body weight. This webinar will provide attendees with a better understanding of why many fatty foods represent a better nutritional choice in our diet, while decreasing our risks of gaining weight.

Thomas G. Sherman, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology; Director, Biomedical Sciences Program; Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee; Associate Director, Special Masters Program, is a molecular neuroendocrinologist. He is an expert in the study of endocrine hormones in the central nervous system and how the pituitary gland is involved with water balance, social pair bonding and lactation. He has helped Georgetown University become a leader in nutrition education and nutrition research in cancer, gastrointestinal, and mental health.

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