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
Nourishing old age
A lack of protein served in aged care is putting residents at risk of malnutrition but University of Melbourne study shows improving menus pays off for everyone
Making the most of probiotics
It isn’t only the probiotics, but the way they are produced and the food we eat with them that are important for our health, say University of Melbourne experts
The superheroes of nutrient detection living in our oceans
With no Uber Eats for bacteria, a University of Melbourne-led study reveals how ocean microorganisms are supremely evolved to detect and swim toward nutrients.
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
Would graphic warnings on unhealthy food make you think again?
University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria study shows that health warning labels on packaged foods work, encouraging people to make healthier choices
Save our soils: Why dirt matters
Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.
Eating supplements cannot beat the real thing
The delivery mechanism for nutrients – the type of food you're eating and how it's processed – is almost as important as the amount of nutrients food contains.
More than just strong bones
What effect does a diet rich in dairy products have on health? And should you save the cheese board for special occasions?