Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Weight Loss Seminar


As mentioned in our previous eNews & Blog Posts, we are running a Weight Loss seminar hosted by our very own Dr Denise Furness.

This seminar will be held on Thursday 28th November, 1.00pm - 2.00pm in the Group Fitness Room at Mill Park Leisure.

Some of the topics to be discussed are:
  • Are your genes making you fat
  • Medical conditions that may be stopping you from losing weight
  • Why starving yourself in NOT the way to lose weight
  • Plus more with an open discussion to be held afterwards

Places are limited so to reserve your spot please contact reception.


Towards the end of November our very own Dr Denise Furness will be running a seminar to talk about the challenges when trying to lose weight and how we can overcome them.

Dr Denise Furness has been involved in pregnancy health research for 10 years. In 2001 Denise completed her Bachelor of Biological Science with Honours and began working in Genetics. Denise has always been passionate about nutrition and health and in 2003 began her PhD in nutrigenomics and late gestation pregnancy complications with CSIRO Human Nutrition.

In 2007 Denise started her postdoctoral position with the University of Adelaide and started the Predicting Adverse Pregnancy Study (PAPO) study at the Women’s and Children’s hospital, South Australia. Denise worked with couples who had experienced a range of pregnancy complications including infertility, miscarriage preeclampsia and foetal growth restriction. Denise’s research focused on DNA damage, diet, genes and lifestyle factors in both men and women in relation to pregnancy health and outcomes.

Denise completed her postdoctoral position in December 2012 and is currently analysing the PAPO data for publications. Recently, Denise achieved her greatest accomplishment having her first baby. Denise is also a registered nutritionist with Nutrition Society of Australia and a registered exercise professional with Fitness Australia.

Stay tuned for more details!

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