Get Rid of Urban Diseases

Alumni Events and Activities Past Event Get Rid of Urban Diseases



Ms Flavia U

Voluntary Guest Speaker: Ms Flavia U


Date: 9 November 2011 (Wednesday)


Time: 7:00-8:30pm


Venue: Serena Yang Lecture Theatre, Homantin Campus


Organizer: Alumni Affairs Office, Public Affairs Unit 



Ms U is a State Registered Dietitian of the Health Professions Council of the U.K. and a member of Hong Kong Dietitian Association. She graduated from King's College of the University of London, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also received a Master of Science degree in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism from the CUHK.


Previously Chairperson of Hong Kong Dietitian Association, Ms U is now working in Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and serves as a council member of Diabetes Hong Kong.


The talk will explain the relationship between '4-High' (high in blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and Triglyceride) and common urban diseases in Hong Kong, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. How to stay away from these diseases through diet and dietary principles for patients will also be covered.

The latest fund-raising effort of the Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit for the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Fund has received a positive response. There were totally 66 alumni and students supporting the events and altogether they donated about $112,570. As a token of appreciation, the Alumni Affairs Office invited them to attend three talks, at which volunteer speakers elaborated on the principles of keeping a balanced diet, and shared tips on maintaining good health. Each talk attracted an audience of more than 120 people.


The talk on 'Get Rid of Urban Diseases', held on 9 November, was hosted by Ms Flavia U, Senior Dietitian of Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital and former Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dietitian Association. Explaining how high blood pressure, and high levels of blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride are linked to common urban diseases, she suggested that diabetic patients and high risk-groups should eat more vegetables at lunch in order to prevent a rise in blood glucose level. Ms U also said that eating food rich in omega-3 fatty acide, such as deep sea fish and flax seeds, can help to lower the triglyceride level and avoid occlusion of blood vessels.


All donations received will go to the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Fund to provide assistance to outstanding or financially-needed students. The Fund will be matched 100% by the Mr. Vincent Woo Matching Donation Fund.