Professor Julie Lovegrove at the ASE Annual Conference 2013
30 November 2012
Frontier Science: Cardiovascular disease: Is fat the big issue?
Friday 4 January 2013
Julie Lovegrove is Professor of Metabolic Nutrition in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences and the Deputy Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR) at the University of Reading.
She also sits on a number of external committees including the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition (SACN) and is the Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
Professor Lovegrove’s main areas of research interest are the investigation of nutritional influences on the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk, including nutrient/gene interactions. Of particular note are the effects of dietary fats and phytochemicals, including flavonoids and nitrates, on vascular reactivity, insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in different population groups.