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Diabetes

What is diabetes?

When a food containing carbohydrate is eaten, your body digests the carbohydrate into sugar (called glucose), which can then be used as energy by the cells in your body. Diabetes is a condition where your body can’t properly control the amount of glucose in your blood.

Lactose Intolerance

 

 

People with lactose intolerance experience symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, flatulence and/or bloating after consuming lactose. Lactose intolerance is mostly a deficiency, not an absence of the enzyme lactase. These symptoms occur because the body does not fully digest lactose, a type of sugar that is naturally present in milk and other dairy foods.

Dental health

Good dental health

For good dental health, you need to look after your teeth. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common health problems in Australia, but they are largely preventable!

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones have lost calcium and other minerals, become fragile and tend to fracture more easily. In Australia, osteoporosis affects one in two females and one in three males over the age of 60.

Healthy Weight

Overweight and obesity – a sizeable issue

Dairy Food Myths

Many favourite foods, including dairy, attract unwarranted criticism. The information provided in this fact sheet outlines the truth behind many of the myths associated with eating dairy foods.

Dairy Nutrients

Many people know that dairy foods are high in calcium, which is important for building and maintaining strong bones.

Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to describe all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease (which includes heart attacks and angina) and stroke are common forms of CVD. In terms of lives lost and health spending, CVD is still considered to be Australia’s most costly disease and prevention of CVD is an important national health priority. 

Asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a condition which occurs when the airways become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. It can cause episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing, particularly in the early morning and evening.
 
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