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According to the Bureau of Statistics, in 2014-15 4.0 million Australians (17.5%) reported having a mental or behavioural condition. The term mental health covers a broad range of disorders including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and eating disorders. Even if you don’t have a mental health condition, the way which you eat can have a drastic impact…

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication during pregnancy resulting from poorly controlled blood sugar levels. It is growing in prevalence, with incidences ranging from 3.5-12% (1-3). Longer term health implications are also coming to light, with a seven-fold increased risk of mothers developing type 2 diabetes later in life (4), whilst children of…

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Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder affecting up to 18% of reproductive aged women. PCOS is closely linked with anovulatory infertility, increased insulin resistance, obesity, increased blood pressure and lipid profiles, depression and low self esteem, which can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Lifestyle changes, including that of regular exercise…

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