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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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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
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
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.
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.
Sugar and New Zealand children Jan18 - Can we be more responsible for what our children eat?
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