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Otago University breakthrough in the war on sugar

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago.

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Could probiotics be used to prevent diabetes?

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

EDOR researcher Jeremy Krebs is investigating if adults with prediabetes who take a probiotic supplement can improve the glucose and fat levels in their blood.

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New Zealand retains third place in obesity rankings

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

New Zealand is still third in the OECD for rates of obesity.  EDOR Professors Barry Taylor and Jim Mann explain what needs to happen to make a positive change in obesity statistics in New Zealand.

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China and New Zealand collaborate to cure disease

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Senior health researchers from China met with University of Otago researchers last week to develop shared interests as part of the New Zealand-China Non-communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre.

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