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The Conversation: What happens in the womb affects our health as adults, but girls and boys respond differently

A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy. from shutterstock.com Authors: Tina Bianco-Miotto and Claire Roberts Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine, experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens. […]

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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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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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Public forum: Making healthy babies – men’s health matters

It is well known that the mother’s health at conception and during pregnancy affects fertility and the health of the baby. New evidence shows that the father’s fitness and lifestyle are equally important. Events before we are born set up a life-time of good health or poor health, and are linked to whether or not […]

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Media Release: A focus on fatty eggs and fertility

A new study of fat levels in oocytes (immature ova or eggs) has the potential to transform IVF practice, benefiting the dairy industry, and women seeking assisted reproductive treatment too. The three year study, published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, established that high levels of fat in the oocytes of high milk-yield dairy cows, impacted both […]

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Media Release: Hey dad, your health matters in fertility too

A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, unsuccessful with assisted reproduction and have poor quality DNA in their sperm. Dr Jared Campbell, from the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute, led a review involving 30 research papers about obesity and […]

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Media Release: Food for thought – diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women planning to start a family but it’s even more essential for women with asthma. “Asthma […]

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Media Release: Vitamin D link with depression in overweight women

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a previously unknown link between vitamin D and depression in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a study led by Dr Lisa Moran, from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and Monash University’s Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, researchers looked at the relationship between vitamin […]

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Media Release: Cost of lifestyle advice during pregnancy is worth it

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation in parallel with the world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to […]

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Media Release: Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the University’s Robinson Research Institute, have major implications for the future of fertility research and are […]

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