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REACH photo. The REACH study examines the associations between cognitive decline and dietary patterns in older adults in New Zealand Is there any association between losing your marbles and the diet? - Are you old enough? The REACH study (Researching Eating, Activity and Cognitive Health) is looking for participants 65-74 years old.

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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
Do food packaging chemicals migrate into foods – is this an issue? Jan18 - Not in New Zealand unless you eat an enormous amount of corn chips and pizza.
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
Sugar and New Zealand children Jan18 - Can we be more responsible for what our children eat?
Salt in a wooden spoon with garlic Project Salt Incognito Feb18 - Why are they taking salt from our food?
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