27 Mar 2017

Fighting Obesity with a plant based diet

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 27 March 2017

Almost one in three adults, aged 15 years and over, is obese in New Zealand. And diabetes is our largest and fastest growing health issue we face in New Zealand. So, how can we tackle these problems with diet? A new Gisborne-based study, suggests a plant-based whole-food diet may be the answer.

Sixty-five people participated in the BROAD Study, that was published in the scientific journal Nutrition and Diabetes.

It was funded by Tairāwhiti Traditional and Complementary Therapies Research Trust, the Tairāwhiti Community Services Trust and the J N Williams Memorial Trust. 

The Lead author and Gisborne GP Dr Nicholas Wright.

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