Research

Vitamin-shy Asia-Pacific on verge of osteoporosis crisis

Vitamin-shy Asia-Pacific on verge of osteoporosis crisis

By RJ Whitehead

A new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, shows that osteoporosis is a looming crisis throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with half of the world’s sufferers set to come from Asia by 2050.

Can ramen be the saviour with food security in the soup

Books

Can ramen be the saviour with food security in the soup

By RJ Whitehead

If you were asked to list Japan’s biggest export concepts, what would you say? Undoubtedly consumer electronics would be there; cars too - after all, the country has made the production of complex goods into an art form, regardless of the weight of the...

Only 5% of schools provide healthy meals in Australia’s capital

Children's diets

Only 5% of schools provide healthy meals in Australia’s capital

By RJ Whitehead

Menus in Australian state schools could do better, according to the results of research compiled for online advocacy group The Parents’ Jury. A review of 263 school menus across Australia identified that only 30% of primary schools and less than 19% of...

Dietitians name and shame three worst diets for 2013

Dietitians name and shame three worst diets for 2013

By RJ Whitehead

With the resolution season in full flow, the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has revealed what its members consider to be the three worst formulated diets that weightwatchers can adopt.

Scientists link popular Asian spice curcumin to reduced diabetes risk

Curcumin linked to reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kacey Culliney

Consumption of Asia’s popular spice extract curcumin has been linked to a reduced risk in the development of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus and improved beta-cell function in a new Thai study.

Study questions iodine status of NZ kids

Study questions iodine status of NZ kids

By Ankush Chibber

The iodine status of children in New Zealand has been improved with the mandatory use of iodised salt in commercial bread since 2009, but many remain mildly deficient in this essential nutrient, new research suggests.

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