Putting the balance back in diet

Macronutrients (protein, fats and carbohydrates) are fundamental dietary components, yet the question of what represents a macro-nutritionally balanced diet, and how this maintains health and longevity, has remained unanswered. This talk introduces a framework called ‘nutritional geometry’ that captures the multidimensional nature of nutritional requirements and the consequences of eating different diets for reproduction, ageing, obesity and cardio-metabolic health—in flies, mice and people.

Video source: The Australian Academy of Science / YouTube.

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