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Should we advise patients to eat a diet based on their DNA?

  • July 28, 2019
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What is nutritional genomics? How can we predict which diets will work for which patients? Nutritional genomics may be able to help in the future. Nutritional genomics is the science that looks at the relationship between our genes, nutrition and health. The techniques of this science can help categorise optimal nutrition for various groups and individuals. […]

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Tips on how to disseminate your research findings effectively

As researchers, we know that effective dissemination of research findings is extremely important to help bridge the gap between research and policy. I have supervised many PhD students in my career and often find they are confused about where to begin when it comes to research dissemination. Here are some clear steps to take that […]

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Academic Burnout – How do you switch off?

As a researcher, academic or PhD student, it can be difficult to completely disconnect with your work without feeling guilty about it. Rest is extremely important for productivity and mental health. The question of how to “switch off” from work was posed in our online journal club this week (please let me know if you would like to join us!).

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Dietetic Consultation Can Help Manage Cardiovascular Disease

  • May 29, 2019
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Thanks to a recent study published in the April 2019 edition of Nutrition & Dietetics: Journal of the Dieticians Association of Australia, people suffering from or who exhibit risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can breathe easier. By using dietetic consultation in addition to their regular treatment regimen in their primary-care setting, high-risk CVD patients […]

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KTAustralia Celebrates 5 Years With New Name

When Tamika Heiden (Twitter handle @KTAustralia) left academia five years ago to start KTAustralia (Knowledge Translation Australia), her goal was to provide academics with the support they needed to frame their academic research in terms of translation or impact. Research impact in Australia is a hot button topic and one that is near and dear […]

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Food Policy Win for Queensland

  • May 12, 2019
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or vacationing in the Outback, you may have heard about the significant food policy win that took place in Queensland last week. Over the long Easter weekend, media throughout the country announced the newly approved policy banning the advertisement of unhealthy foods, drinks, and alcohol on Government-owned advertising […]

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Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!

Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!

  • April 2, 2019
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I have recently been fortunate enough to be involved in the development of one of Australia’s first dedicated CPD (continuing professional development) opportunities for nutrition.Click Here to view the full article. We have outlined below the major factors involved and we want to hear from you if you are of the same belief.

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Type 2 Diabetes – What Needs to Change?

  • April 1, 2019
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We have A LOT of data and we want to share it. We are conducting a longitudinal study examining how people change their diet after finding out they have type 2 diabetes. The methods of the study are here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30642072

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Are you eating healthy or under eating?

Are you eating healthy or under eating?

  • March 12, 2019
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Are you eating healthy or under eating? It might be your aunt, maybe a friend, or even you.  We all have someone in our life on some new healthy eating endeavour.  It’s not long before the first social media post goes up. It usually features a plate without carbohydrates (because carbohydrates are the devil’s food), and heavily filled with some sort of salad and protein.

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Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine

  • March 10, 2019
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Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine.  We are actively seeking candidates who are eager and willing to do their PhD on the history of nutrition in medicine.  This is a  unique opportunity and one that requires full commitment, resources and dedication. You will not only possess the knowledge to demonstrate this theory but also the passion to ensure that the medical profession continues to rely on the fundamentals of nutrition and how they impact our health and our wellbeing now and in the future.

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