[4 min read] Nutrition therapy for metabolic syndrome

metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide, and its global prevalence is estimated to be around 20-25% in the adult population [1]. Continue reading “[4 min read] Nutrition therapy for metabolic syndrome”

Research summary: Relationship between internalising symptoms & GI problems in autistic children

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autistic children

Nutrition research summary: Bidirectional relationship between internalising symptoms and gastrointestinal problems in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Continue reading “Research summary: Relationship between internalising symptoms & GI problems in autistic children”

[4 min read] Nutrition management in cancer

cancer

Nutrition is an important aspect of everyone’s health, but for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, it is especially crucial for treatment. Cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy can have varying side effects that make maintaining a healthy diet challenging. Continue reading “[4 min read] Nutrition management in cancer”

[Research review] Association between dietary patterns & chronic inflammation

inflammation

Nutrition Research Review: The association between dietary patterns and the novel inflammatory markers platelet-activating factor and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2: a systematic review. Continue reading “[Research review] Association between dietary patterns & chronic inflammation”

[5 min read] Intermittent fasting: what physicians need to know

intermittent fasting

Fasting is hardly new. People have been fasting for religious reasons — Christians, Jews, and Muslims, among others — for centuries. You’ve likely fasted before without even thinking about it. For example, fasting is often required for blood tests, medical procedures, or surgery.

In recent years, intermittent fasting (or IF) has become a popular weight loss technique, at least for some. But what is it, and what does the research say? Continue reading “[5 min read] Intermittent fasting: what physicians need to know”

[6 min read] Managing food allergies & intolerances in primary care

food allergies and intolerances

Did you know that two per cent of Australian adults live with food allergies? Allergies and intolerances have been on the rise for several decades and has become a significant public health issue (1). Continue reading “[6 min read] Managing food allergies & intolerances in primary care”

[5 min read] Importance of childhood nutrition

childhood nutrition

Healthy eating for children does not have to be complicated. Nutritional requirements for children are like those of adults; they simply require different amounts of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Focusing on a well-balanced diet and establishing beneficial eating habits not only aids in brain and bone development and a strong immune system (1), but also has a positive influence on preventing chronic diseases and improving mental health (2).
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[5 min read] Medical nutrition approaches for chronic disease management

chronic disease

Encouraging a balanced and healthful diet in patients promotes the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. One in five deaths globally – about 11 million deaths – are associated with poor diet (1), emphasising the importance of dietary pattern-based approaches in medical nutrition therapy, particularly in primary care settings. Dietary patterns represent the overall combination of foods usually eaten by a patient, which together produce synergistic health effects (2).
Continue reading “[5 min read] Medical nutrition approaches for chronic disease management”

[18 min watch] Depression and diet

diet and depression

In this short video, Kathryn Nolan (Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University) discusses depression and diet, providing her expert advice on simple dietary changes primary care doctors can make with patients with depression.
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[Online lecture] Lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death in Australia even though it is largely preventable. Regular and timely contact with general practitioners, and other primary health care providers, can contribute to better outcomes for patients with CHD.

Continue reading “[Online lecture] Lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage coronary heart disease”