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Prof Susan Jebb, leader of CLAHRC Oxford's 'Behaviour change: diet and obesity' theme, will address this question based on research in this free event organised by the NIHR Oxford BRC.

January is peak season for dieting. Almost half of adults polled last year had a New Year resolution to lose weight. But few of these good intentions last, because dieting is hard work. While we struggle to balance all the other demands in our busy lives, it’s reasonable to ask: Is dieting really worth it?

Prof Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and leader of CLAHRC Oxford's 'Behaviour change: diet and obesity' theme will address this question based on research conducted in the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

She will explain new research showing that doctors could help more people to successfully lose weight and outline the latest thinking on crash diets. She will also examine the evidence on the health benefits of losing weight and why even short-term diets may be good for you in the long-term.

Whatever your views about dieting, come and take part in this special talk as part of Obesity Awareness Week.

Refreshments provided from 6.15pm, talk begins at 6.30pm.

Find out more about CLAHRC Oxford's diet and obesity theme here.

Find out more about Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's 'Obesity, diet and lifestyle' research here.

For queries email OBRCenquiries@ouh.nhs.uk or Tel: 01865 743341

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