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Obesity, children and the future – ANZOS 2012 Briefing

John Kerr posted in on October 18th, 2012.

What we feed ourselves and our children will shape the future of New Zealand. The complex problem of obesity – and its potential solutions – is the focus of  the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS), taking place in Auckland this week. And ahead of the meeting, several key […]

Fructose in pregnancy may compromise fetal health

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 14th, 2011.

Researchers investigating effects of maternal diet on children’s health at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute are warning pregnant mums to be aware of how much fructose they consume. Fructose is a type of sugar that naturally occurs in fruit, vegetables and honey — but is increasingly added to a wide range of processed foods, […]

Iodine for pregnant women – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 1st, 2010.

Thursday (1 July) sees the launch of a new iodine tablet targeted at pregnant and breastfeeding New Zealand women. The 150 mcg iodine supplement will be subsidised, and recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the New Zealand Ministry of Health for daily consumption by all women considering pregnancy, or who are […]

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