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Healthy Lifestyle Key For Those With Poor Mental Health

While being diagnosed with a serious mental health condition like schizophrenia can have devastating consequences for patients, many don’t realise how much their physical health may suffer too. The life expectancy for people with schizophrenia is around 10 – 25 years less than the general population. They also have two to three times the risk [...]

Anorexia Leaves Lasting Changes In The Brain, Even After Treatment

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse. The study, published last week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, examined 21 female adolescents before and after treatment for anorexia and found that their brains still had an [...]

Why The Calorie Is Broken

Catherine Losing Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. A calorie isn’t just a calorie. And our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering [...]

By |2016-04-20T21:19:11+10:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Five foods to always avoid at the supermarket

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley: lollies, biscuits, sugar-sweetened drinks, potato crisps and processed meats. Known as discretionary foods, all five are high in either added sugars, saturated fat or salt. Discretionary foods provide kilojoules [...]

Apple juice as sugary as Coca-Cola, experts warn

Apple juice has as much sugar as soft drinks, and health experts are warning consumers to limit consumption or risk gaining weight. Often selected as the healthier option over soft drinks or energy drinks, apple juice is no more than a ''sugar syrup'', nutritionists say. ''It's just like drinking Cola-Cola, it's no different,'' Dietitians Association [...]