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Some 'Gluten-Free' Foods Aren't Gluten-Free

A study by The University of Western Australia of foods labelled “gluten-free” — published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia — has found that some produced overseas do not comply with the Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain “no detectable gluten”.

Australia's Severe Obesity Problem Is Getting Worse

It’s very easy to become overweight or obese in Australia. Current figures show more of us are than not, with around two thirds of adults having a body mass index greater than 25.

And the situation is set to become significantly worse.

Science Confirms The Australian Diet Is A Disaster

Despite a seemingly increased awareness about healthy eating, Australia’s largest ever diet survey has confirmed that the vast majority of our eating habits are getting worse.

10 Fad Diets, Debunked

What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there’s barely a food on Earth that’s safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here’s what science has to say.

Ancient Stone Tools Hint At The Real Paleo Diet

Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of ancient stone tools at a dig near Azraq, Jordan, some of which still contain traces of animal residue. A number of food items on this bona fide paleolithic menu will be familiar to the modern eater, while others, well, not so much.

We Can Finally Stop Demonising Butter

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that — the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.

This Necklace Can Tell What You're Eating By How It Sounds Going Down

Scientists at the University at Buffalo are developing a necklace that will track your food intake by the sound you make when you’re chewing it and gulping it down. No more embarrassing food journals! Just embarrassing accessories!

Diet Discovery: Australian Researchers Find Sugar In Leafy Greens Aids Digestive Health

A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables could hold the key to explaining how ‘good’ bacteria protect our gut and promote health. The finding suggests that leafy greens are essential for feeding good gut bacteria, limiting the ability of bad bacteria to colonise the gut by shutting them out of the prime ‘real estate’.

Australian Researchers Develop Low Carb, High Protein And Fat Diet Intended To Fight Diabetes

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program which has proven to be highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels. The diet incorporates an eating pattern that is very low in carbohydrates and higher in protein and unsaturated fats.

Australian Research Links Nutritional Supplement To Cancer

Chromium is most frequently used in supplement form for weight management, body building and type 2 diabetes. Now UNSW and University of Sydney research has revealed that chromium is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, prompting concerns about commonly taken dosages.

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