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Ketogenic diet

A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is a very-low carbohydrate diet sometimes used as a treatment for certain groups of people, such as children with epilepsy.

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Obesity and diet

Most people will need to reduce their daily kilojoule intake in order to lose weight. Learn about obesity and diet.

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Vegetarian and vegan diets

It's easy to be healthy on a vegetarian diet if you include plan-based foods from the 5 food groups. But a vegan diet requires extra care.

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Superfoods that aren’t really ‘super’ after all

Many so-called ‘superfoods’ aren’t as healthy as you might think. Here are the facts (and fiction) behind Himalayan salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.

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Obesity treatments

There are a number of treatments available for obesity. Find out about the treatments for obesity.

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Haemorrhoids and diet

Healthy eating is an important factor in preventing and treating haemorrhoids. Find out about haemorrhoids and diet.

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A balanced diet

Get some of the best tips on how to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions for a healthy diet.

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Weight loss and dieting

Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.

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Arthritis and diet

Studies suggest certain foods may help you manage arthritis. Read more about the types of food to eat to help control arthritis.

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Alzheimer's disease and diet

To help prevent dementia, a low-fat and high-fibre diet with fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains is recommended. Find out about Alzheimer's disease and diet.

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Gluten-free diet

Find out the importance of a gluten-free diet for people with coeliac disease and other conditions.

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