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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.