The poor eating habits of many Australians appear to mimic supermarket catalogues, filled with too much junk food and soft drinks and not enough fruit and vegetables, a study has found.
Nine in 10 young people in detention have at least one form of severe neurodevelopmental delay, while at least a third have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to an Australian-first study.
Australians are being told to think twice before reaching for the crackers and dip this Christmas, with new research revealing some dips are saltier than seawater.
The annual cost of treating obesity-related diseases is estimated to cost Australia $21 billion by 2025, according to new expert estimates.
Excessive hours of sitting to watch TV has been linked to an increased risk of dying from inflammatory diseases like Alzheimer's and diabetes, according to an Australian study.
The very low carbohydrate, high fat ketogenic diet has been linked to improved memory and longevity in mice, although it did lead to weight gain.