Friday 4 June 1999 saw the launch of PULSE, a fundraising group created to support the barely one-year-old Hunter Medical Research.
Can you be vegan and healthy? Does not eating meat, make you lack essential nutrients for good health?
Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle want to answer these questions and put vegetarian diets to the test.
Supporting the varying needs of autistic people is a focus that researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle’s Family Interactions & Neurodevelopmental Lab (FIND LAB) are working collaboratively to achieve. With a focus on children and young people, the aim of their research is to study, promote and facilitate healthy development and wellbeing of those with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.
Researchers at HMRI and The University of Newcastle are currently investigating potential causes of function dyspepsia, particularly the role that diet plays. Gluten (even if you don’t have coeliac disease) and FODMAPS (certain carbohydrates in your diet) may play a role. Finding out if certain foods are related may change the way that this disorder is currently treated.
As we head towards the Easter long weekend and no doubt over-consumption of all things chocolate, we spoke with HMRI and University of Newcastle Molecular Nutritionist, Dr Emma Beckett, to get the truth about whether chocolate is really good or bad for you?