Seminar Talk on Healthy Living at Shiu Pong College – Metabolism and Diseases
Although classes are suspended, Shiu Pong College continues to popularize cutting-edge scientific discoveries among students. On March 11, 2020, Dr. Li Wang of the Faculty of Health Sciences was invited to deliver a seminar talk on “Metabolism and Diseases”. This is the first online seminar at Shiu Pong College and attracted around 230 participants.
Dr. Wang introduced the topic by mentioning that a strong immune system plays an important role in protecting against infectious diseases. She advised students to exercise regularly and get enough sleep, which are good ways to boost their immune system. Metabolic syndrome was also introduced in the seminar. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Wang also talked about three latest diet trends: intermittent fasting, low-carbohydrate diet and ketogenic diet. During the seminar talk, Dr. Wang explained a lot of interesting biomedical knowledge, inspiring students to pursue health living from a scientific perspective. Students have surely benefited from the talk which is so rich in contents.