[Blueboard] Lecture of DR. VICTOR C. GAVINO

ehmee adrales eadrales at ateneo.edu
Thu Nov 22 13:40:39 PHT 2007

You are invited to the LECTURE on:

Health and Dietary Fat: A Paradigm Shift
Dr. Victor C. Gavino
Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine
University of Montreal

on Friday, 23 November 2007
at: 10:30 a.m.
at:  Escaler Hall

The cholesterol/heart disease paradigm that emerged in the 1960s
remains the principal driving element in formulating health policy
globally. This paradigm associates saturated fat with chronic disease,
particularly the constellation of maladies associated with cardiovascular
disease. Consequently, there has been a significant decrease over the
years in the market share of edible tropical oils, including coconut oil.
In light of recent discoveries in fat biochemistry and metabolism,
there is reason to take a second look at the old paradigm. The
physiological role/effect of saturated fat appears to be more complex
than once thought, and not consistently deleterious to health as has been
so far taken for granted.

This seminar examines these issues and proposes a paradigm shift
where saturated fat, such as supplied by coconut oil, plays a positive
role in the promotion of health.

About the Speaker
Dr. Victor Gavino is currently a Full Professor at the University
of Montreal. He graduated B.S. Chemistry from UP Diliman (1973), MSc Food
Science from University of Minnesota (1977) and PhD in Physiological
Chemistry from the Ohio State University (1981). His research interests
include lipid chemistry and biochemistry; enzyme kinetics and
mathematical modeling; analytical techniques in food analysis; and

Dr. Gavino is visiting the Philippines under the DOST
Balik-Scientist Program.

Office of the Dean
School of Science & Engineering
Tel. 426-6001 locals 5600 - 5603

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