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Sugar – the effects on our family health.


The issue of sugar in our diets has attracted a lot of interest recently. Dr Simon Thornley is a public health doctor and researcher who has studied the issue of sugar for the last ten years. Simon will discuss why and where sugar is found in our food and drink. He will also discuss the evidence for the effect of sugar on the health of children and adults, and what he thinks is a sensible way to address the issue of sugar in our diet.


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Dr Simon Thornley is a public health specialist and epidemiologist who has a keen interest in diet and health. He co-authored the book "Sickly sweet: sugar, refined carbohydrate, addiction and global obesity." His work has featured in British Medical Journal, The New Zealand Herald, North and South and Consumer magazine. His PhD focused on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. He currently works in the health sector in Auckland.



Come and listen, be informed and learn the real facts about sugar!




Where:              Leicester Hall, corner of Findlay Street and Ramsgate Streets, Ellerslie

Date:                   Monday 14th March

Start time:        7pm – 8pm

Cost:                    $10 per person – payment via internet banking – 020 280 0306812 02

                            Your name will be on the door listing upon arrival.

Enquiries:          afong@anthonyfongfitness.co.nz or 021 397 249





Articles on Sugar


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Dr  Simon Thornley studies if our food and drinks at our schools should be banned!

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Anthony Fong

Owner & Founder of Anthony Fong Fitness