Research

The largest-ever global study of cholesterol levels has found that levels are declining sharply in high income, western nations including New Zealand, but rising in low- and middle-income nations particularly in Asia and several Pacific Islands.The fall in cholesterol in New Zealand has occurred in...

This research summarises the outcomes from a structured, church-based, culturally tailored lifestyle intervention showed a number of improvements in diabetes risk among Samoans in Sydney. The intervention, however, requires more rigorous testing in a larger randomised controlled trial over a longer time period....

This systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised trials showed that most macronutrient diets, over six months, result in modest weight loss and substantial improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, particularly blood pressure. However, at 12 months the effects on weight reduction and improvements in cardiovascular risk...