diet

brain

New research shows it is the kind of diet a primate species consumes that offers the best explanation for its brain size, writes Darren Curnoe.

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UNSW researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function, and found they don't always live up to their promise and could even have negative impacts on memory.

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The proliferation of cheap junk food is not only bad for our health, it also takes its toll on the environment, Michalis Hadjikakou writes.

Mediterranean diet

Even for those on statins, a healthy Mediterranean eating pattern brings extra benefits, writes Rosemary Stanton.

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We all know that junk food is bad for our waistline. Now a new study has shown that a diet high in saturated fat begins to harm our immune system before the weight gain begins to show.

good fats

Are products with fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, or 'lite' labels always healthier, asks Rebecca Reynolds.

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Think muesli bars are a healthy snack? Take another look, writes Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds.

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A healthy but complex community is living together peacefully, until an unruly mob of hooligans disturbs the peace. This scenario is likely playing out in your gut every time you go on a weekend junk food binge, writes Margaret Morris.

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Work parties, Christmas feasts and New Year’s Eve binges. Nutrition expert Rebecca Reynolds offers five tips to avoid a belly like Santa’s this festive season.

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Cancer is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. So what can you do to reduce your risk? Read the latest from UNSW’s experts.

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