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Perspectives

The effects of Aussie kids being exposed to food and beverage advertising

By On October 16, 2017

Most of us strive to be the healthiest versions of ourselves, but more importantly, parents want their kids to be the healthiest versions of themselves. The media plays a crucial role in… Read More

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Surgery to treat obesity — weighty step or the best approach?

By On October 9, 2017

No pun intended, but surgically removing two thirds of your stomach to lose weight is undoubtedly a weighty step. Yet with almost a third of Australians now obese, it’s clear the traditional… Read More

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Why the elderly can eat anything they want

By On August 24, 2017

Over 75? Forget counting calories, and make sure you take a second slice of cake! This probably contradicts what you’ve been taught your whole life—to focus on eating a variety of fruit,… Read More

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Nutrition News

Policy vs Agency: Taxing Sugar in Australia

By On June 26, 2017

Visualising a typical Australian kitchen is usually accompanied by images of our favourite foods and dietary traditions. But as part of these dietary traditions, how often do we think about the impact of sugar in our… Read More

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Nutrition News

Sleeping less and gaining weight – is there a link?

By On August 10, 2016

Who hasn’t been sleep deprived at some point or another? Definitely as students I’m fairly certain we can all say there have been periods of time that you have stayed up late… Read More

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Perspectives

The double burden of malnutrition

By On June 13, 2016

Living in Vietnam I frequently hear tourists remark on how healthy the South East Asian diet seems and how there appears to be very few overweight locals. This is a common misconception;… Read More

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Is #foodporn making you overeat?

By On May 3, 2016

You might think that #foodporn is just a harmless hashtag used to gather images of all the delicious food in the world. However, it turns out that there is some truth to… Read More

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Perspectives

Explaining the unexplainable: French paradox

By On April 26, 2016

The French are famous for their habit of indulging in an abundance of baguettes, cheese and wine. In other words, utterly defying a commonly accepted principle of healthy eating: reduce intake of saturated… Read More

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Nutrition News

Should we Tax Sugar in Drinks?

By On February 3, 2016

Late last year, renowned TV chef Jamie Oliver made headlines in the UK, urging the government to implement a 20% “sugar tax” on sweetened drinks. He claimed that, on average, British people are… Read More

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Nutrition News

The wonderful world of tea – the science-based benefits

By On June 21, 2015

Studies have suggested that drinking tea from the Camellia sinensis shrub benefits the body’s immune function, gut function, assists blood pressure and reduces the risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes… Read More