Dr Janet Franklin

Metabolism & Obesity Services, PhD, APD @ Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Janet is a senior clinical dietitian and research coordinator at Metabolism and Obesity Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. With 20 years’ experience in the management of adult obesity. she is a guest lecturer on obesity management at the Universities of Sydney and Wollongong. She founded, the DAA State and then National, Obesity Interest Group, which she also chaired for 10 years. Janet completed her PhD in Psychosocial Aspects of Childhood Obesity, but has spent most of her clinical and research career investigating adult clinical obesity. She currently conducts both original research and collaborates closely with researchers from the University of Sydney. Janet has contributed to 22 publications regarding obesity, including journal articles and chapters for text books. 

Evidence behind the latest nutrition and diet trends in Australia and the pros and cons.

Synopsis There is always a new wonder diet on the horizon that claims to be superior to all diets that have come before. But do they really work and/or live up to their hype? Popular diets come and go and usually involve cutting out or limiting a particular food group or nutrient. They are nearly always said to lead to weight loss and improvement in health and vitality. They are also accompanied by amazing stories of people whose life has be changed for the better and now want to share their story with the world (with the mandatory before and after photos). In this talk we explore the evidence behind four popular diets; the Vegan diet, the Paleo diet, the Keto diet and intermittent fasting. We discuss what they are, if there is any evidence of benefit and explore their pros and cons.