Dr Michelle Harvie
Research Dietitian, Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit , Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Michelle is presenting on Intermittent diets-the latest fad or here to stay? in the cutting edge of obesity research breakout session
What will the session address?
Intermittent diets were the "fad" diet of 2013, but they remain popular with over 1000 self help books. This talk will review whether intermittent diets really work. Are they easier to follow than daily diets? Can people follow them long term? Do they have specific health benefits or harms ? Are they useful for certain patient groups?
Dr Michelle Harvie is a research dietitian from the Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. She qualified as a dietitian in 1991. Her research covers optimum diet and exercise strategies to prevent breast cancer and its recurrence. She has over 40 peer reviewed publications. She received the Association Study Obesity National Best practice award 2011 for her innovative work on intermittent diets. She is principal investigator for trials testing intermittent diets amongst cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, and overweight women in the NHS breast screening programme.
Dr Harvie has published 3 self-help guides for the public to follow intermittent diets; The 2 day diet (Ebury, Feb 2013); The 2 day diet cook book (Ebury April 2013) and the quick and easy edition (Ebury, Feb 2014). All author proceeds go to the Prevent Breast Cancer www.preventbreastcancer.org.uk