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The role of nutrition in optimising men’s health

As celebrity, comedian and much-loved Aussie TV personality Magda Szubanski uncovers the epidemic of chronic diseases in the new ABC TV series Big National Health Check, a 90-minute webinar next week is aimed specifically at men’s health and the role of nutrition.

Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition, an independent registered health promotion charity, the Food Vitals Webinar titled ‘The role of nutrition in optimising men’s health’ will focus on health conditions prevalent in men and how unhealthy diets and lifestyle can contribute to such conditions as erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer.

The webinar will highlight the benefits of a plant-based diet in managing and even reversing common lifestyle-related diseases.

Dr Luke Wilson, a GP from Wellington, New Zealand, will show how males who eat meat are almost twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as those who follow a vegetarian or vegan regime. He will also talk about the impact of diet on mood and the lower instances of depression and anxiety in those men favouring Mediterranean and vegan diets.

Joining Dr Wilson is men’s health advocate and Movember ambassador Ben Edusei, who lost his father at 54 and his father-in-law at 58. He is now a Men's Health Trust New Zealand Ambassador. No Meat-May co-founder Ryan Alexander is the third speaker, espousing the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

By the end of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how nutrition contributes to the development of common men’s health conditions.  
  • Identify at least three features of an eating pattern that can be beneficial for improving men’s physical and mental health.
  • List tools and techniques to support men to transition to a whole food plant-based diet. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered live.

The Food Vitals webinar will take place on 9 November 2022 at 6-7.30pm AEDT.

DFN was established in 2018 to champion the role of nutrition in healthcare in the Southern Hemisphere. The organisation's goal is to inspire the healthcare sector, policy makers and society at large to adopt whole food plant-based nutrition as a powerful tool in disease prevention and care.

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