[5 min read] The MIND diet – Nutrition for dementia

nutrition for dementia

Did you know that dementia affects over 400,000 people living in Australia and almost 50 million people worldwide [1]? Dementia is a term used to describe abnormal changes in the brain. It describes the loss of memory, reasoning, and cognitive abilities, with the most common form being Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Eventually, the symptoms can become so severe they prevent the person from managing even essential daily functions.  Continue reading “[5 min read] The MIND diet – Nutrition for dementia”

[5 min read] Nutritional genomics and personalised nutrition

Nutritional genomics is an nascent and fast-moving scientific field that examines how nutrition impacts genes and their variants, with a specific interest in how the diet may contribute to or prevent disease [1].
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Research summary: Guidelines for plant-based diets

plant-based diets

Nutrition research review: The safe and effective use of plant-based diets with guidelines for health professionals

Plant-based diets have soared in popularity in recent years. It is important that health professionals have a good understanding of how we can support patients consuming a plant-based diet to achieve optimal nutrition.
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[4 min read] Nutrition therapy for anaemia

anaemia

Increasing societal demands involving work and family can often lead to overexertion, excessive fatigue, and inadequate energy levels. But when exhaustion is also associated with ice cravings (e.g. pica), headaches, or dizziness, it might indicate a more serious medical condition. These all represent common signs of anaemia, a condition in which depleted iron stores lead to reduced production and circulation of red blood cells.
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Research summary: Nutrition in the onset and progression of COPD

COPD

Nutrition research review: Nutrition as a modifiable factor in the onset and progression of pulmonary function impairment in COPD: a systematic review.
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[4 min read] Medical nutrition therapy for bone health

bone health

Did you know that more than 4.5 million Australians over 50 years of age have osteoporosis, a metabolic disease characterised by decreased bone mass? Poor bone health can have a devastating impact on individuals, causing significant reduction in mobility, function, and quality of life, such as the inability to dress oneself or walk; poor self-esteem, body image, and mood; and a feeling of isolation and helplessness [1]. Continue reading “[4 min read] Medical nutrition therapy for bone health”

[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”