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the facts about fats and oils Introducing Fat - Fats are trendy but they are not all the same. Different fats affect the body in different ways - there are good fats, not so good fats and bad fats

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Does a healthy lifestyle include nuts or are nuts healthy? Jan18 - A University of Otago study identifies the profile of nut consumers and the associations between nut consumption and chronic disease.
how many energy drinks is too many How many Australian adolescents have frequent toothache? Mar18 - Eight percent and could it be from sugar-sweetened beverages? This study highlights toothache is 2.5 times more likely where > 500ml per day of sugar-sweetened beverage is consumed
Salt in a wooden spoon with garlic Project Salt Incognito Feb18 - Why are they taking salt from our food?
Sugar and New Zealand children Jan18 - Can we be more responsible for what our children eat?
the facts about fats and oils Introducing Fat Mar18 - Fats are trendy but they are not all the same. Different fats affect the body in different ways - there are good fats, not so good fats and bad fats
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