Posts: Diet

30 03, 2017

Which diet works best for weight loss? – Whatever!

By | 2017-05-03T11:32:02+00:00 March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Those who have been around long enough in the obesity research area, typically despair of the public approach to ‘diets’ – low carbs, low fat, high protein – as a long-term solution for weight loss.

All come with ‘evidence’ that they work – at least within the limited sample and time span with which they’re tested. […]

7 03, 2017

Something fishy in the oil

By | 2017-03-30T12:50:31+00:00 March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

A U.S. study, which replicates findings in New Zealand and Australia, has shocking news about what’s really in that fish oil capsule a lot of you swallow every day. And it’s far from what you think you’re paying for.

The study shows that almost all fish oil supplements available in the New Zealand market contain much lower […]

20 02, 2017

Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study

By | 2017-05-17T15:19:31+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study

An increasing number of countries are implementing taxes on unhealthy foods and drinks to address the growing burden of dietary-related disease, but the cost-effectiveness of combining taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on healthy foods is not well understood. Read more

14 02, 2017

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

By | 2017-02-23T12:09:43+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high […]

13 02, 2017

Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them

By | 2017-02-23T12:09:53+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them

Dietary guidelines come under a lot of fire. They have been accused of not being based on evidence, not being environmentally sustainable and being out of touch with nutritional science. They also fail to change people’s eating habits, as shown in Australia and the US. Read more

15 10, 2016

The true cost of food

By | 2017-02-17T10:49:48+00:00 October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

One fine day I was food shopping with my wife at the supermarket.  That joyous time came for it to be over and as we were lining up at the checkout I noticed a scene.  To my right – where usually the checkouts would be drowning in confectionary to lure children like a witch’s ginger […]