University of Auckland

Low fat diet sees heart disease rates drop

New Zealanders have never been healthier in terms of heart disease with death rates plummeting since the 1960s, according to cardiac epidemiologist, Professor Rod Jackson.

Oct 09, 2014
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Extra vitamin D benefits infants

Infants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy are less likely to get respiratory infections, according to research from the University of Auckland.

Oct 09, 2014
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New data may help nutrition monitoring

A new combination of household food purchases and nutrition data is being used to assess population exposure to sodium, saturated fat, and sugar in New Zealand.

Sep 26, 2014
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New technologies help people with heart disease

People taking part in cardiac rehabilitation exercise programmes are likely to maintain healthy behaviours for longer with text message and web-based support, according to recent research from the University of Auckland.

Aug 22, 2014
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Healthy diet vital for adolescent mental health

(Medical Xpress)—New Zealand adolescents may need to increase their fruit and vegetable intake and reduce unhealthy options like sugary drinks and takeaways, to protect their mental health.

Aug 22, 2014
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Anti-cancer lymphatic drugs show potential

Researchers at the University of Auckland are using zebrafish embryos to investigate potential medicines that will inhibit the spread of some cancers via the lymphatic system.

Jul 30, 2014
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