Posts: Diet

29 11, 2018

Are our lack of cooking skills at the root cause of lifestyle diseases?

By | 2018-12-05T11:56:27+00:00 November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

In my clinical practice and through my interactions with social and occupational groups, I have observed a growing number of people who don’t know how to cook and a decreasing value placed on a good “home cooked” meal. People are often reaching for convenience foods, take aways, frozen meals and pre-packaged foods rather than preparing […]

11 09, 2018

‘Eat whole foods, mostly plant-based’: What does this actually mean?

By | 2018-12-05T12:07:12+00:00 September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

This simple, yet effective mantra is derived from Michael Pollan’s best-selling book In Defence of Food1 (the original quote being ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants’). If you haven’t read that book, then the ‘Eat food’ part of the statement is a little confusing. Isn’t everything that we eat food? The idea is that […]

30 03, 2017

Which diet works best for weight loss? – Whatever!

By | 2018-12-03T14:04:53+00:00 March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Those who have been around long enough in the obesity research area, typically despair of the public approach to ‘diets’ – low carbs, low fat, high protein – as a long-term solution for weight loss.

All come with ‘evidence’ that they work – at least within the limited sample and time span with which they’re tested. […]

7 03, 2017

Something fishy in the oil

By | 2018-12-03T14:07:49+00:00 March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

A U.S. study, which replicates findings in New Zealand and Australia, has shocking news about what’s really in that fish oil capsule a lot of you swallow every day. And it’s far from what you think you’re paying for.

The study shows that almost all fish oil supplements available in the New Zealand market contain much lower […]

20 02, 2017

Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study

By | 2017-05-17T15:19:31+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study

An increasing number of countries are implementing taxes on unhealthy foods and drinks to address the growing burden of dietary-related disease, but the cost-effectiveness of combining taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on healthy foods is not well understood. Read more

14 02, 2017

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

By | 2017-02-23T12:09:43+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high […]