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Plant-based diets a ‘revolution and game-changer’ – not the latest fad.

Are plant-based diets the latest fad? Not according to Steven Walton, general manager of research firm HealthFocus International, speaking at the International Food Technology conference in Last Vegas on June 28, 2017.

“I believe that plant-based eating is a game-changing trend,” Mr Walton said, claiming the dietary trend to be more of a “revolution than an evolution”.

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Challenge for Mediterranean diet: Young people in Mediterranean region eating more fast food

A leading advocate of the Mediterranean diet will discuss challenges for the diet’s uptake amongst millennials at the University of Queensland-hosted Global Leadership Seminar.

President of the International Foundation of the Mediterranean Diet Professor Lluis Serra-Majem will speak at the event in Brisbane in November.

“Young people in the Mediterranean region have been eating more processed, Western-style foods and meat than older generations,” said Professor Serra-Majem, also of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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How to grow new brains cells


Sandrine Thuret studies neurogenesis, or the way adult brains create new nerve cells in the hippocampus — a brain area involved in memory and mood.

Her work asks two big questions: How can we help our healthy brains create new nerve cells throughout our lives, through diet and behavior changes? And how can we study the effects of diseases such as depression and Alzheimer’s on our brains’ ability to grow?

As she explains in this TED Talk, diet is one of the ways of generating new brain cells.