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Genetically modified foods

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Food - genetically modified (GM) | Better Health Channel

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Genetic factors and cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes and is needed for many bodily functions, such as the production of hormones. It is produced when foods containing oil and fat are digested. It is also produced in the liver.

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Food labelling

Food labels provide you with enough information to make an informed choice when you buy food.

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Food Labels Dietitians Association of Australia

Food Labels Food labels provide food safety information (e

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What causes an eating disorder? Risk factors

The factors that contribute to the onset of an eating disorder are complex. No single cause of eating disorders has been identified; however, there are known contributing risk factors.

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Food standards :: SA Health

Information to assist food business' to comply with the law and provide safe and accurately labelled food to your customers

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Obesity surgery

Obesity surgery can offer rapid weight loss but, to be successful, it must be accompanied by healthy eating habits and regular exercise. If the surgery is reversed, weight will inevitably be regained (even with the best of willpower), as the genetic tendency resulting in obesity can never be cured and is only modified by surgery.

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Nutrition and physical activity - Position statement - Cancer Council Australia

We know that overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet and drinking alcohol all contribute to cancer risk.

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Healthy eating when pregnant and breastfeeding :: SA Health

Healthy eating when pregnant and breastfeeding - nutrition information, tips and advice for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

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Eating Disorders - Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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