Mercury from fish not an Alzheimer’s risk
February 3, 2016

A study published on 2 February 2016 in Volume 315, Issue 5 of the Journal of the American Medical Association has found eating seafood at least once a week could lower an individual’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.   Conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the study also found that although eating seafood increased mercury levels in the brain there was no connection found between higher mercury levels and Alzheimer’s disease.   Lead researcher... ...Read more »

Deakin University confirms smaller is better when it comes to plate size
January 27, 2016

Smaller is in fact better when it comes to plate sizes and controlling how much we eat, according to new Deakin University research.   Professor Chris Dubelaar, a professor in the Department of Marketing of the Deakin Business School, worked with Dr Stephen Holden (Macquarie Graduate School of Management) and Dr Natalina Zlatevska (Bond University), to determine once and for all if the commonly held view that smaller plates lead us to eat less.   The results of the study, published in the... ...Read more »

“Australian honey is safe natural product” says Honey Bee Industry Council
January 25, 2016

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council has reassured consumers that Australian honey is safe despite the publication of a study that suggested otherwise.   In the study out of Ireland and conducted by Luckhart et al and published in Volume 33, Issue 1 of the academic journal Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, stated it found 41 out of 59 Australian honeys sampled contained by pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA), a liver damaging toxin. PA can occur naturally in honey but it is considered... ...Read more »

Plain food packing linked to increased snacking
January 20, 2016

In the first academic study into the effects of plain packaging unhealthy has found that removing labelling and advertising could in fact increase consumption of these types of foods.   Conducted by researchers from a number or institutions including Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and published in Volume 49 of the Food and Quality Preference Journal, the study was broken down into three components in order to ask the following questions:   Would plain packaging make someone less... ...Read more »

7 food additives that raise risk for autoimmune disease
January 18, 2016

Shockingly common ingredients in processed foods are found to weaken intestinal resistance and lead to autoimmune diseases.   You may already know that whole foods pack a much more powerful nutritional punch than do processed foods because of vitamins and fiber lost along the way.   Now a study from Israel and Germany proves that seven commonly added ingredients in processed foods weaken intestinal resistance to bacteria, toxins and other harmful elements. This weakening increases the risk... ...Read more »

Australian researchers invent “smart pill” to match digestive condition and foods
January 13, 2016

Researchers from RMIT, Monash and Melbourne universities have been trialling a “smart pill” which they hope will help those who experience digestive disorders.   The smart pill has been designed to measure intestinal gases inside of the human body. Intestinal gases have been linked to colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but their role in health is poorly understood and there is currently no easy and reliable tool for detecting them inside the... ...Read more »

Potatoes linked to gestational diabetes, Harvard research
January 13, 2016

A new study published on the 13 January 2016 by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found a link between excessive potato consumption and gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).   Researchers from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Harvard University tracked 15,632 women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study II and who became pregnant over a 10-year period (1991-2001).   They had no previous gestational diabetes or chronic... ...Read more »

Father’s diet could directly impact unborn child, new RMIT research
December 9, 2015

New research has found that the amount of food a father eats could have a direct impact on their unborn child’s health.   Conducted by a research team based at Melbourne’s RMIT University, the study also discovered a Father’s diet could impact his children’s mental health.   RMIT believes it is one of the first extensive studies which looks at the father’s diet rather than the mother’s.   Professor Antonio Paolini from RMIT’s School of Health Sciences who lead the cross-generational... ...Read more »

Federal Government announces AUD$1.1 billion Innovation Statement
December 7, 2015

The Federal Government under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull today released an AUD$1.1 billion to be allocated towards innovation-based research and development over the next four years.   Announcing the imitative in Canberra today, Prime Minister Turnbull together with the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne said the aim of the Innovation Statement was to place entrepreneurship and innovation at the heart of everyday Australian activity.   Key Initiatives... ...Read more »

Scientists find possible “resurrection” solution for crops to survive drought
December 7, 2015

Australian scientists have found a potential solution for maintaining certain globally planted crops during drought.   The finding has come after researchers from the Queensland University of Technology began studying an Australian native grass called Tripogon loliiformis. Classified as a ‘resurrection plant’ the grass has the ability to withstand desiccation (being dried out) for extended periods before being revived by water.   Until now it was not known how the plant actually survived... ...Read more »

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