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Essential fatty acids and inflammation: friend or foe?

By On February 12, 2018

It is generally known that in order to maintain good health we have two essential fatty acids that we must consume. Commonly, these are known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Research… Read More

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Could low nutrition literacy be to blame for unhealthy choices?

By On February 5, 2018

It’s easy to assume that someone not complying with dietary recommendations is doing so by choice. The underlying reason, however, may not be quite so simple: low nutrition literacy may be to… Read More

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Tips on infant weaning – what’s after breastfeeding?

By On January 29, 2018

Weaning an infant from exclusively breast milk or infant formula to solid foods can be equally difficult for parents as for baby. While it’s easy to imagine the mix of sensations and emotions a… Read More

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Nutrition News

Smile, it’s coffee time!

By On January 18, 2018

Like many other students, I began drinking coffee as a means to stay awake through morning lectures. While it certainly served its purpose, after a while I began to notice another effect.… Read More

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Battle of the bottle in developing countries

By On January 15, 2018

There has long been concern that the unethical marketing and promotion activities (using images like the one above) of some infant formula companies has led to a notable decrease in breastfeeding rates… Read More

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Nutrition News

Understanding gestational diabetes mellitus

By On December 21, 2017

It’s a safe bet you’ve heard about type 1 and 2 diabetes, as over one million Australians have been diagnosed with the disorders.[1]Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia [Internet].… Read More

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Shift workers, it’s time to shift your attention to healthy eating

By On December 18, 2017

Think long hours, a lack of sleep and heading to and from work while most others are snuggled up in bed. From emergency services to hospitality and retail, many industries require working… Read More

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Microbiota manipulation: the key to treating chronic conditions?

By On December 14, 2017

Microbes have had a bad reputation in the past as being responsible for a number of serious diseases and infections, which has resulted in our affinity for antibiotics and antibacterial products. But… Read More

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Nutrition research: what’s it all about?

By On December 4, 2017

One of the things about the area of nutrition and dietetics that I love (and used to hate) is the broad range of job opportunities we have to choose from! Don’t get… Read More

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Vitamin D and cancer – it’s not all bad

By On November 23, 2017

While your first thoughts when you hear the words “vitamin D and cancer” might be sun overexposure and skin cancer, there’s increasing evidence that vitamin D may actually be more important than… Read More