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Below are the Health and Wellness Clinic articles that have appeared in various Mater publications.

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Five myths about diet and cancer

If you ‘Google’ cancer and diet you will be faced with thousands of web pages and promises of a cancer cure with eating or avoiding particular foods or diets. The upside of this is that the internet allows us to access more information than ever before. However, it can be very hard to tell fact from fiction. When it comes to nutrition and cancer much of the information online is misleading (or incorrect), which is extremely confusing and can be dangerous to patients undergoing treatment for cancer, or those wanting to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Baby biotics - Helpful Bugs for Little Tums

“Gut health” has been making headlines recently. There is more and more research showing how important the “bugs in our gut” (also known as our “microbiota”) are for our long term health. This article explains some of the common questions we are asked about improving the microbiota of infants and children.

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Australian Healthy Weight Week

Australian Healthy Weight Week, running from 16 to 20 February 2015, is a great time to start thinking about a healthier lifestyle and achieving and maintaining a comfortable weight.

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Understanding the link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes

If high blood glucose levels (BGLs) are not treated, a number of problems can develop in a pregnant woman or her baby. Women with poorly controlled BGLs are at much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (permanent diabetes) after pregnancy. This risk increases further when women do not follow a healthy lifestyle (including diet and exercise modifications) or are unable to lose their pregnancy weight.

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Why “2 & 5”? – understanding the science that supports our dietary guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we ‘Go for 2&5’ … in other words, to enjoy two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day. But where does this recommendation come from? Read on to find out the why behind 2&5. 

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