Articles & Resources

Chronic Disorders

Alzheimer Disease

Dietary fat


Mediterranean diet


Cancer and Processed meat
Cancer and herbs/spices

Bowel Cancer & Charred Meat

Cancer & Food Better Health Channel co-authored article
Breast Cancer & Fat

1997 Recommendations
by theWorld Cancer Research Fund and American Research Institute for Cancer
Possible dietary contributors to some cancers from " Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective" 1997
Could cancer be linked to lifestyle?
Update on Cancer, from
First Australian Nutrition, Physical Activity & Cancer conference 2002

Coeliac Disease

About the disease and the gluten free diet


Glycaemic Index and Insulin Index
Glycaemic Index Symbol on Australian Food Products
Nutrition Guidelines 2002
Protective foods
Fish and insulin function

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)



Macular degeneration

Heart Disease & Hypertension

see section Fats & cholesterol
Fish and prevention of heart attack
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Heart disease and food

Heart Disease risk factors of Australians 2005

Inflammation and chronic diseases

Fatty fast food linked to inflammation

Metabolic syndrome or syndrome X

Magenesium may be protective

Mediterranean diet may be protective against syndrome X


see section Body weight and Children/Infant


Fact File (ABC Health Library)



Food, Sex and music linked in brain scan (The Age) click here
Read the abstract at PNAS online

Better Health Channel Fact sheets

- Arthritis and diet
- Cancer & food
Carbohydrates and the glycaemic index
- Chrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Diabetes control helped by healthy eating
- Headache and diet
- Heart disease and food
- Lactose Intolerance

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"Better Health Channel" (BHC) in Australia. The BHC produce Fact Sheets with our help for the general public. They have kindly given us permission to link these articles to our website. The relevant BHC fact sheets are linked under each heading as well as under one heading at the bottom of the "Food & Nutrition Information" index page.