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Sandra Brastein

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Kids’ sports sponsorship: promoting fitness, or an unhealthy diet?

By On June 25, 2018

Together with a nutritious diet, regular physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. With worryingly high childhood obesity rates worldwide, including here in Australia, encouraging children to regularly take… Read More

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Alcohol – how much really is too much?

By On May 28, 2018

Drinking is an intrinsic part of Australian culture. Introduced during colonisation, our tumultuous consumption patterns have gone from excess to restraint and back. Binge drinking has declined in recent times: however, moderate alcohol… Read More

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To breakfast, or not to breakfast?

By On April 16, 2018

Historically, breakfast has not always been a part of our daily routine; however, dietary recommendations nowadays emphasise waking up to what is often described as “the most important meal of the day”. Despite this, there is… Read More

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Is zinc the answer to male infertility?

By On March 26, 2018

Men are often seen as high consumers of meat, one of the richest sources of zinc, perhaps leading to assumptions that they’re getting enough of this important nutrient. Data shows, however, that… 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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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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Nudging to healthier food choices

By On November 20, 2017

Most people generally know that for good health we should be eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk food. When it comes to actually making healthier food choices, however, many fail to… Read More

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Iodine – are women getting enough?

By On November 2, 2017

Like many nutrient deficiency diseases, iodine deficiency was generally thought to be a thing of the past in high-income, Western countries. And although the situation has improved considerably, iodine deficiency is still the… Read More