Does Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Childhood Asthma?

Whether longer duration of breastfeeding provides protective effects on asthma in children has been debatable as past studies showed conflicting results. The findings from a more recent cohort study (Silvers et al., 2012) confirmed the positive answer for this question.

Inflammation During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk

Autism is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with autism with an average prevalence of about 1%. A recent study in South Korea reported a prevalence of 2.6%. The causes of autism are not clear, but it is likely that both genetics and environment play a role. A new study has revealed that there is a significant association between inflammation in women during pregnancy and the risk for autism in the child.

Does Nutrogenomics Give the Answer for Better Dietary Interventions?

Every now and then, dietitians come across clients who do not respond to conventional dietary interventions; very often we have the tendency to assume there has been non-compliance. Are there any other reasons for these non-repondents?

Nutritious Ways to Relieve Your Stress

Everyone has stress – from work, family, relationship... Some attempt to relieve their stress through drinking, smoking or eating junks. However, they may end up with worsen health conditions due to side effects from alcohol, nicotine, sugar and bad fats! Recent scientific research suggests good nutrition is important for our mental health. Here are some healthy tips for you!

Eat Regular Meals

Antioxidants for Heart Health

The National Heart Foundation (NHF) of Australia has recently released a position statement that provides  recommendations for the consumption of antioxidant-rich food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular heart health. They advise health professionals not to recommend Australian adults to use chocolate, coffee, red wine or antioxidant supplements for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) 1.

NHF recommends all Australian adults to do the following:

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