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One in 40 'gluten-free' food products found to contain gluten: study

One in 40 'gluten-free' food products found to contain gluten: study

About one in 40 manufactured foods promoted as "gluten-free" contain amounts of gluten that could be harmful for people with coeliac disease. 

  • by Megan Gorrey

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The woman should get the steak: how gender norms are compromising diet
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The woman should get the steak: how gender norms are compromising diet

Women fail to consume enough iron and calcium. Why?

  • by Mary Ward
The paleo fantasy provides a lesson in the reality of diets
Nutrition

The paleo fantasy provides a lesson in the reality of diets

There never has been a time humans lived in an entirely healthy, "natural" way.

  • by Sarah Berry
Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet – it's as mad as the rest
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Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet – it's as mad as the rest

We look back and laugh at these diets because now we know better. We make our dietary decisions with far more scientific rigour. Or do we?

  • by Kasey Edwards
More than half of 14, 15-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight
Daily Life

More than half of 14, 15-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight

Girls are more concerned about their weight than boys.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Naomi Watts is *not* being naughty eating pizza like nobody's watching
Diet

Naomi Watts is *not* being naughty eating pizza like nobody's watching

Time to stop shaming women for enjoying our food, thanks.

  • by Katherine Smyrk
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A third of Australians' energy intake comes from junk: report
Nutrition

A third of Australians' energy intake comes from junk: report

The report found the types of 'discretionary food' we consume changes as we age.

  • by Mary Ward
New treatment for 'under-detected' high-BMI eating disorders
Mental health

New treatment for 'under-detected' high-BMI eating disorders

It is estimated that one in five eating disorder sufferers have a high BMI.

  • by Mary Ward
Dieting is being re-branded 'wellness', but does that mean it works?
Diet

Dieting is being re-branded 'wellness', but does that mean it works?

Dieting for weight loss has been a big money spinner, despite low long-term success rates, but can calling it 'wellness' make you lose weight and keep it off?

  • by Kasey Edwards
Zoo won't panda to taste, says fruit's too sweet for its monkey menu
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Zoo won't panda to taste, says fruit's too sweet for its monkey menu

Decades of selective breeding have now modified the fruit we eat to be so full of sugar, Melbourne Zoo has had to largely stop feeding it to its animals.

  • by Liam Mannix
Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?
Diet

Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?

An Australian psychologist is trying to have vegan depression recognised as a condition.

  • by Linda Moon