• 07 FEB 17

    Lifestyle and Genetic Risk of breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the most common formof cancer in women in Australia and most developed nations. Risk of breast cancer is influenced by a combination of environment, lifestyle and genetic factors. The BRCA mutations are commonly described genetic variations that elevate a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Ninety-two other gene variations, called Single

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    • 07 FEB 17

    Wholegrain Goodness

    Grains are a staple food around the world with rice, wheat and corn making up a large part of many diets. Grains are sometimes linked to bad health outcomes and blamed for increasing rates of overweight and obesity and the associated risk of chronic diseases. The grains referred to in this context, however, are refined

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    • 07 FEB 17

    The Shape of Good Health

    It’s no secret that overweight and obesity contribute to poor health. Being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk of chronic conditions like type-2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. People who are overweight and obese in childhood have a greater risk of being so in adulthood, so it’s important to understand how weight fluctuates

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