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NHMRC – National Health and Medical Research Council

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. It draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.

The mission statement of the NHMRC is 'Building a healthy Australia'.

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Serve sizes | Eat For Health

What is a serve of vegetables?

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Fat, salt, sugars and alcohol | Eat For Health

Guideline 3 recommends we limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol

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Epigenetics and health | NHMRC

This resource provides information about epigenetics and health. The term epigenetics (outside or above genetics) was coined in the 1940s by Conrad Waddington, a biologist who was keen to understand how cells changed during development. At that time, scientists only understood that switching specific sets of genes on and off did not involve changing the primary DNA sequence, the linear arrangement of the DNA bases adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C) and guanine (G).

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Sugars | Eat For Health

Too much sugar in food or drink can make it high in kilojoules, or energy dense.

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How to understand food labels | Eat For Health

Food labels can be very confusing and tricky to understand.

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Food Safety | Eat For Health

Guideline 5 states that Australians should care for their food; prepare and store it safely.

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Australian Guide to Healthy Eating | Eat For Health

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommen

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Discretionary food and drink choices | Eat For Health

What are discretionary food choices?

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Stem Cell Treatments Frequently Asked Questions | NHMRC

Publication Data Go to downloads

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Sequencing your genome | NHMRC

Although this is still relatively expensive, it is likely that in the near future it will become affordable and readily available.1

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