Researchers from Nanjing Medical University in China have created an image-based dietary assessment embedded in WeChat for pregnant women and have found it to be more accurate than traditional methods such dietary recall.
The importance of healthy ageing – and nutritional intervention across all life stages to promote it – has been underlined by new research showing that healthy life expectancy is failing to keep pace with total life expectancy in Australia and New Zealand,...
Australian adults are consuming less than optimal amounts of potassium, while sodium intake is higher than recommended, which may lead to a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), hypertension and other non-communicable diseases.
Our knowledge of how dietary changes impact our gut microbiome in the long-term is limited by a lack of long-term studies and interventions with multiple sample time-points and follow-ups, say researchers.
This round-up of scientific studies features findings on how a healthy diet could lower depressive symptoms in women, and how different probiotics strains could bring about a broad spectrum of benefits, including mother-and-baby, brain, and liver health.
A healthy dietary pattern with frequent intake of fruits, vegetable and fish was associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms in older Australian women, but the association was not significant in men.
Leading Aussie herbalist Gerald Quigley says he is not surprised that an estimated 95% of Australians do not eat the recommended portions of fruits and vegetables each day, but has argued that superfood fads are not the solution.