diet

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children March 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Dietitian Q/A – Tips from the experts on fussy eaters
Dietitian Q/A – Tips from the experts on fussy eaters March 4, 2016 (4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)

Eating can seem like a simple behaviour, when in fact one in two infants and toddlers are reported by their parents to have feeding problems. Up to 40% of children may be fussy eaters or picky eaters for a period of two ... Read More »

Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines
Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines September 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made a remarkable discovery: no pregnant women were found to be correctly following the Australian Dietary Guidelines on consumption of the “five food groups”, despite almost two-thirds of pregnant women believing they were ... Read More »

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids August 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’
High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’ August 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The study, led by the UNSW Head of Pharmacology Professor Margaret Morris and published ... Read More »

Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy
Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy June 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet in the years before becoming pregnant could face a significantly reduced risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, new research from The University of Queensland (UQ) suggests. UQ School of Public Health researchers found ... Read More »

Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy
Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy June 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women ... Read More »

Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off
Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off April 30, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation ... Read More »

Decline in heart health can start in childhood
Decline in heart health can start in childhood April 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Heart health, which is optimal for most at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviours, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. “Our findings indicate that, in general, children start with pretty ... Read More »

Women’s fertility linked to detox element in diet
Women’s fertility linked to detox element in diet December 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide research has for the first time shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman’s fertility. The discovery has been made in joint research involving the University’s School ... Read More »







 
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