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Whole grains are better for you but they're no panacea

By Kristina Nelson, Lily Stojanovska and Michael Mathai

Eating whole grain foods is considered better for your health than refined grain foods, but whole grains may have a role in inflammation.

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Food for fitness: is it better to eat before or after exercise?

By David Bentley

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding food intake and exercise – is it better to eat beforehand or afterwards? And what type of exercise benefits most from eating?

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Informed consent: why some foods should carry a cancer risk warning

By Clare Collins

It’s time to begin making consumers aware of the cancer risk associated with regular consumption of particular foods and drinks through front-of-pack warning labels.

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US set to restrict trans fats, but should Australia follow?

By Gary Sacks, Helen Trevena and Shauna Downs

While Australia has few specific regulations around trans fats, US food manufacturers will soon need permission to include them in their products. Should Australia be doing more to remove trans fats from its food supply?

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