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Can your DNA guide your diet?

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Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.

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This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Calories and kilojoules

Are kilojoule counts on fast food helping us eat better?

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Paula Goodyer The hope is that we're getting a better grasp of how many kJs we need each day - and which foods make us overshoot the mark

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An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Meat Free Week

Would you sign up for a week without meat?

Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign wants us to go meatless for a good cause - but are we up for the challenge?

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Can star power make us healthier?

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Paula Goodyer The power of celebrities to influence our health can be a mixed blessing

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Fish oil - a healthy choice for men or not?

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Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?

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Healthy eating

Food for a healthy gut

Paula Goodyer With bowel cancer now the second most common cancer in Australia, that alone might be enough reason to dust off your dahl recipe.

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Waste of money?

Multiple choice - do you need a multivitamin?

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Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?

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Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk

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Paula Goodyer Besides not smoking, staying at a healthy weight is our best defence against cancer

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Fishy business

Shopping for fish? Why there's a catch

Fishy business: Which fish is right?

Paula Goodyer Eating fish is good for human health - but how do we do it without trashing the ocean?

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Why processed meat is on the nose

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Paula Goodyer With ten per cent of bowel cancer now linked to processed meat, should we swap ham for hummus?

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Chia cheer

Seeds of goodness

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Paula Goodyer Seeds like chia are an easy way to add extra nutrients to dishes - and, unlike nuts, are less likely to be linked to allergy.

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See Jane stretch

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Paula Goodyer Jane Fonda is a role model for fit older women - but why aren't there more like her?

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Fat - the good, the bad and the confusing

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Paula Goodyer Where should you get the good oil on fat? Hint: don't ask a lawyer

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The secret to healthy blood sugar

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Paula Goodyer How much is sugar in our diet to blame for too much sugar in our blood?

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Protecting the prostate

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Paula Goodyer Lifestyle is a suspect in the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia men - but nailing specific culprits is difficult.

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