Australia missing out on vital nutrients as research shows potential of sustainable seafood

If more fisheries are managed sustainably, Aussies can continue to consume seafood in the longer term New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that ending overfishing could help protect both people and planet by providing essential nutrients that help prevent serious and life-threatening health conditions experienced by millions of Aussies.   The not-for-profit’s analysis found that globally, 38 million people are[Read More…]

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Inspire Healthcare & Toei Shinyaku unveil supplement for immunity and cancer management

The supplement is available in both granule and tablet forms Inspire Healthcare, a Singaporean healthcare and biotech startup, has teamed up with Toei Shinyaku to unveil a new supplement specifically formulated to boost immunity and as a complement in cancer management. The supplement, ‘King Agaricus 100’, is the result of extensive research and development[Read More…]

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World-first trial highlighting link between alcohol and breast cancer

To increase alcohol literacy and address harmful consumption among midlife and older aged women Monash University, Turning Point and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) in Australia have developed a successful alcohol intervention for women attending breast screening appointments, as part of a world-first trial. Alcohol is a major modifiable risk factor[Read More…]

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Australia develops FODMAP cook book for people with irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAPs are found in many common foods, including fruit and vegetables, grains and cereals, nuts, legumes, dairy foods and manufactured foods A team of researchers at Australia’s Monash University have launched FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) cook book for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with recipes and[Read More…]

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Singapore’s Nutri-Grade labelling influences consumers to make healthier choices: Study

Consumer choices in an experimental online grocery store indicate the likely impact of a new labelling system in Singapore Singapore’s new mandatory labelling system—called Nutri-Grade (NG)—is likely to encourage consumers to purchase beverages with lower sugar content, suggests a trial by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School. Instituted by the Singapore[Read More…]

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Australian study suggests protective effective of intermittent fasting against dementia

The study is funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia are leading a study examining whether intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of developing dementia. Intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted eating, involves longer than usual[Read More…]

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