nutrition

Decline in heart health can start in childhood
Decline in heart health can start in childhood April 13, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter
Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter April 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Waking to a chocolate egg or two on Easter Sunday is a pleasure most children look forward to, but parents are advised to be moderate and not shower kids with a mountain of chocolate they will be eating for weeks ... Read More »

Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks
Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks March 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

International health experts are calling for a stronger regulatory stand on the use of energy drinks and curb the growing harm caused by their consumption. The call comes following an international conference at Deakin University late last year that looked ... Read More »

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled March 14, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. The study by researchers from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) at Monash University has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. ... Read More »

Meal planning creates most stress for working mums
Meal planning creates most stress for working mums February 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Flinders research shows planning dinners creates more stress for working mums than cooking itself. What’s for dinner mum? A seemingly harmless questioned asked by millions of children every day is actually the most stressful part of food-related jobs for ... Read More »

Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships
Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships September 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership between QUT and the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute will lead to important advances in child health. The partnership has been launched through QCMRI and QUT Collaborative Seeding Grants and provides $25,000 to projects based on their innovation, novelty and significance ... Read More »

Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity
Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity July 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children. Deakin health researchers examined the data from a study of more than 4000 children ... Read More »

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

World-first diet recommendations for young athletes
World-first diet recommendations for young athletes July 26, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s leading body of sports dietians has developed a world-first set of dietary recommendations to help active adolescent athletes, who compete and train on a regular basis, achieve optimal health and sporting success. The new position statement, released by Sports Dietitians ... Read More »

GP Q/A – Getting your old body back after childbirth
GP Q/A – Getting your old body back after childbirth June 27, 2014 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: Dear Dr. Joe, My baby is 2 months old now and I want to get my old body back. I’ve always been a healthy weight, but healthy food, light exercise and breastfeeding alone aren’t working. I don’t want to ... Read More »







 
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