28 Jun 2013

FODMAP workshop for dietitians working with IBS sufferers

KIng 4439_227036The CCS Department of Gastroenterology (DoG) held a workshop for dietitians on May 31. Entitled 'Manipulating FODMAP Intake, Gut Microflora and the Brain Gut Axis for IBS Management', this workshop provided valuable updates following recent departmental developments in the area of Translational Nutrition. The workshop attracted great feedback, particularly regarding the catered food which was all FODMAP friendly and prepared by DoG's research chef Debbie King, pictured.

Professor Frank Rosenfeldt wins Surgical Research Award

rosenfeldtProf Frank Rosenfeldt was awarded the 2012 Surgical Research Award in May 2013 at the 82nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). This is an honour created by RACS to recognise the contribution of a pre-eminent surgical scientist who has made significant contributions to surgical research. One of Prof Rosenfeldt's major research interests is to increase the viability of donor hearts for heart transplants.

25 Jun 2013

FODMAP diet research study for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers

research-nutritionThe low FODMAP diet is the best diet therapy to control gastrointestinal symptoms in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The restriction of FODMAPs aids in preventing these symptoms from occurring. However, some FODMAPs are known to have health benefits as they can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, and bacterial fermentation can have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.
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