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Media Release: Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in collaboration with Flinders Medical Centre, and published in the journal Obesity Surgery, the study is […]

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The Conversation: Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants’ diets to reduce the risk of allergies

Author: Merryn Netting, and Katie Allen In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in ten infants and two in ten school-aged children have a proven food allergy. In the 14 years to 2012, there […]

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Media Release: Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown a possible benefit of antioxidants and vitamin supplements in preventing adverse health effects passed on from fathers at conception. The results of the study have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, and are announced in the lead up to Men’s Health Week (13-19 June). […]

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Media Release: Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian children aged 9-10. The results – published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and […]

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The Conversation: How your parent’s diet before your birth impacts your health

Author: Melanie McDowall   Chromosomes and genes contain the blueprint for your physical characteristics. But your parents’ health and diet before you were conceived can also affect how your genes are expressed – and impact your long-term health. There’s a good explanation for this. What’s known as the “periconception period” covers the final stages of egg […]

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