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Also known as the Cave Man Diet or the Stone Age Diet, the Palaeo Diet is based on the notion that we should eat as our ancestors did. Scientific fact or fiction? See what UNSW's evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe has to say in this latest episode of How Did We Get Here?

 

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From vegan and sugar free to Paleo and the just plain wrong. UNSW academics help you sift through the diet hype.

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Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, a UNSW animal study has found.

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For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW reseach finds. 

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The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.

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People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact, UNSW research shows

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Dementia isn’t inevitable and simple lifestyle changes in middle age are still the best way to keep the disease at bay.

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Almost two-thirds of adults and one fifth of children aged five to nine years are either overweight or obese, with a higher prevalence among people from lower socioeconomic groups, write Professors Nick Zwar and Mark Harris.

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No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be, writes Lesley Campbell.

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