Tag: Obesity

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced… Continue Reading “The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome”

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome. Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated… Continue Reading “The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome”

National Nutrition Week

Vegetables are awesome! Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness around the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating. This year we are encouraging families to find more ways to enjoy vegetables, and to eat one extra… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD) is a new diagnostic term for obesity

Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD) is a new diagnostic term for obesity that explicitly identifies a chronic disease, alludes to a precise pathophysiological basis, and avoids the stigmata and confusion related to the differential use and multiple meanings of the term “obesity”. Key elements to… Continue Reading “Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD) is a new diagnostic term for obesity”

Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries

Vorster and colleagues assessed the relationship between added sugar intake and noncommunicable disease risk factors in an African cohort study. Added sugars were defined as all monosaccharides and di-saccharides added to foods and beverages during processing, cooking, and at the table. The study was… Continue Reading “Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries”