What’s Behind the Increase in Bowel Cancer Among Younger Australians?
Bowel cancer mostly affects people over the age of 50, but recent evidence published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention suggests it’s on the rise among younger Australians
Doctor Joanna McMillan on Prebiotics and Gut health
During this webinar, respected dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan Webinar clears up some of the confusion around fibre, including resistant starch and fermentable fibres. Dr McMillan highlights the need to challenge our thinking on old fashioned ideas around fibre, including outdated fibre definitions. She discusses the role of fibre as prebiotics, the importance of short chain fatty acid production (e.g. butyrate) following bacterial fermentation of some fermentable fibres and the importance of this for gut health and the gut microbiota.
THE BARLEYMAX BETTER NUTRITION REPORT
The report has been developed to raise awareness and understanding of the unique combination of health-related attributes provided by BARLEYmax and is based on scientific evidence sourced from CSIRO research and key nutrition and health research publications.
HOW DIETARY FIBER HELPS THE INTESTINES MAINTAIN HEALTH
UC Davis Health researchers have discovered how by-products of the digestion of dietary fibre by gut microbes act as the right fuel to help intestinal cells maintain gut health.
The Conversation. Health Check: are you eating the right sorts of fibre
CSIRO Chief Research Scientist Professor David Topping writes “In Australia, we have a fibre paradox: even though our average fibre consumption has increased over the last 20 years and is much higher than in the United States and the United Kingdom, our bowel cancer rates haven’t dropped. This is probably because we’re eating a lot of insoluble fibre (also known as roughage) rather than a combination of fibres that includes fermentable fibres, which are important for gut health.”
The Resistant Starch Report: An Australian Update on Health Benefits and Dietary Intakes
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand define Resistant Starch as Dietary Fibre, but the benefits of Resistant Starch to Human health remain poorly understood amongst healthcare practitioners. The Resistant Starch Report highlights the different types of resistant starch, the health benefits associated with resistant starch, together with details around resistant starch content for foods from the Australian food supply.
Australian Breakfast Cereals Report
New Australian Data is available on the nutrition profiles of breakfast cereals and their impact on nutrient intakes and body weight. Prepared by the Australian Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers Forum, together with Nutrition Research Australia and Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, this report details that: 1) Most Australians eat minimally pre-sweetened breakfast cereal products; 2) Australian adults who eat breakfast cereals have a healthier weight; and 3) Australians eating breakfast cereals have more nutritious diets.