Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Mythbusters - exposing healthy diets and exercise myths

‘High fat, low fat, carb loading, high carb, low carb, do this before training, do that after training’… does this sound familiar?

Meet Professor John Hawley and Professor Louise Burke OAM aka The Exercise and Nutrition Mythbusters!

Their job? To pull apart and test a selection of the weird, wonderful and potentially credible diet and exercise myths that claim to improve health and performance. Putting the most popular ‘myths’ to the test, our Mythbusters will examine and present evidence based on their findings – some myths may be ‘busted for good’ while others, surprisingly, may present with genuine merit.

A fun, engaging, highly credible and social experiment that is open for public interaction and opportunity.


6th February 2018


5:30pm arrival for 6pm start, concluding at 7pm


Australian Catholic University
Daniel Mannix Building
Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre
(Ground Floor)
8-18 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
(Melbourne), Victoria

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