In this very first proof-of-concept study, a simple intervention such as taking a daily probiotic appears to offer promise in slowing down bone loss in older women.
Eating food slowly seems like good advice. But why could it better for you to slow down at the dinner table? Maybe because new research finds that fast eaters are at greater risk of weight gain and metabolic disease. The advice seems credible: eat slowly so that you have a chance to feel full before […]
Raw food eating is one of today’s hottest dietary trends. So does this mean you should pause and think twice before obliterating the nutrients in your food every time you cook it? Fear not – on the scales of health, there is little to be concerned about. Cooking food is something we have done since […]
The gut microbiota is the hottest of hot research fields today. The microbes that inhabit our intestine are more than passive freeloaders living off the food we eat. With a thriving mix of beneficial bacteria, our gut microbiome can keep us healthy. Immunity, mental health, diabetes and even body weight make up the fascinating areas […]
Bowel cancer ranks as one of Australia’s most common cancers, especially for people aged over 50. This is one form of cancer where diet and lifestyle choices play a big part in changing a person’s risk of developing it. That makes it a good news story because lifestyle factors are changeable. Here I outline the […]
What’s blue, round, sweet, grows on a bush and can boost your brainpower? If you answered blueberries you would be correct. Or that should be: ‘mostly correct’. The ‘brain-boosting power’ part needs a bit more science to catch up to the headlines, but it is looking promising that blueberries may be one food worthy of […]