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Dietary fat recommendations – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on February 12th, 2015.

A research review published in the journal Open Heart claims that decades-old recommendations on dietary fat intake in the UK and US are completely unfounded. The authors of the study say that the trials that the recommendations were based on did not include any women, and that no trials tested any dietary guidelines or recommended that any dietary guidelines be drawn up. “It […]

Fat review re-ignites debate on NZ diet advice

Laura Goodall posted in on February 12th, 2015.

A research review published in the journal Open Heart claims that decades-old recommendations on dietary fat intake in the UK and US are completely unfounded, sparking debates on whether New Zealand’s Ministry of Health should review its current eating guidelines. The authors of the study say that the studies that the recommendations were based on did not include any women, and that no trials […]

Newsletter Digest: Canadian SMC, diabetes drug suspended, whooping cough

Peter Griffin posted in on September 27th, 2010.

SMC network expands to Canada Monday sees the launch of the Canadian Science Media Centre, representing the SMC network’s first beachhead in North America. Former Discovery Channel TV producer Penny Park will run the centre which will be nationally focused and feature content in both English and French and operate 24 hours a day, 7 […]

ODT: Swine flu still a threat here: Ministry of Health

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2010.

With a fifth suspected swine flu death in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health is warning that New Zealand is experiencing a second wave of the disease. Although the WHO has announced that the pandemic is over, the pandemic influenza strain is the predominant strain circulating this winter in New Zealand. An excerpt: (read in […]

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