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  1. 9 October 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Switching to a plant-based diet? Keep an eye on your micronutrients

    Health and environment concerns mean people are switching to a plant-based diet, but University of Melbourne experts say they may miss out on key micronutrients

  2. 1 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

    University of Melbourne-led research discovers fat cells aren't all the same – some release fat, some help to burn fat, and the balance may influence obesity.

  3. 18 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Taking on the ‘toxic trio’ behind coeliac disease

    A new vaccine is being tested to enable coeliac patients to tolerate gluten, developed by a research collaboration including WEHI and University of Melbourne

  4. 2 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rethinking how we see anorexia

    Research at the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne has found anorexia is possible at any weight; not just those who are very underweight.

  5. 18 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How good cholesterol can keep women’s brains healthy

    New University of Melbourne research finds that good cholesterol and a balanced lifestyle impacts on the structure of a woman’s brain to ward off dementia.

  6. 24 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Allergies, food labelling & saving lives

    People are experiencing anaphylaxis after eating foods they thought were safe, but a new labelling system would help says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 13 November 2017 - Humanities

    The real face of the Australian Paleo community

    Australians on the Paleo diet come from all walks of life but are united by disillusionment with mainstream health advice, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 18 December 2016 - Legal Affairs

    False labelling hides the truth about superfoods

    False and misleading claims about foods' health-boosting benefits are bad news for consumers - but Australia's regulatory system is ill-equipped to act.

  9. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Paleo diets = weight gain

    Paleo diets are not good for you – researchers say a study shows using these low-carb, high-fat diets cause you to put on weight and can bring health problems.

  10. 11 January 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    How the obesity debate is being artificially sweetened

    The soft drink industry is shifting attention from having a healthy diet to maintaining an active lifestyle with an emphasis on energy balance.