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    Plant-sourced nitrate proves positive to human health

    New research has found that nitrate from plant sources is associated with a lower risk of mortality while nitrate from other sources such as animal-based foods, processed meat and tap water, is linked to a higher risk of mortality.

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Stethoscope on a table with green vegetables
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published
August 2021
Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health
New Edith Cowan University research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to...
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female-falls
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published
June 2021
Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan
The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious...
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Watermelon, bananas, oranges and apples on a table
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published
June 2021
Growing evidence fruit may lower type 2 diabetes risk
Eating at least two serves of fruit daily has been linked with 36 per cent lower odds of developing type...
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published
May 2021
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan...
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Stethoscope with beetroot and leafy green vegetables in the background
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published
May 2021
One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease
New Edith Cowan University research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can...
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Dumbbells and leafy green vegetables on a table
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published
March 2021
Leafy green vegetables could boost muscle function
Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to new Edith Cowan University...
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published
January 2021
New research reveals early warning sign for heart disease
The build-up of calcium in a major artery outside of the heart could predict future heart attack or stroke, a...
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published
November 2020
Medical research meets AI
Artificial intelligence is changing the world at a dizzying speed, but can computers yet match the human brain? In some...
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bone-scans-heart-risk
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published
October 2020
Bone scans
Bone density scans that are routinely performed to identify the risk of fractures could also give and early warning for...
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flavonoid-fruits
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published
October 2020
Flavonoid research
For centuries, alchemists searched for an elusive substance that could extend our lives. In the quest for more days on...
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Dr Nicola Bondonno holding a basket of red apples
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published
September 2020
Helping WA breed the world’s best apple
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is paving the way to develop Western Australia’s next super healthy apple. Western...
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Metal lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit and vegetables on red and white chequered tablecloth
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published
September 2020
Experts call for national approach to healthy eating in childcare
ECU nutrition experts have called for national consistency in food provision within Australian childcare centres amid concerns many young children...
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cruciferous-health
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published
August 2020
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health
New research has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing...
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