We can close the Indigenous nutrition gap – here’s how
Lee, Amanda & Turner, Nicole (2016) We can close the Indigenous nutrition gap – here’s how. The Conversation, February(16).
After years of neglect and a notable absence in last week’s Closing the Gap report, nutrition is finally being recognised as integral to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
This belated realisation is puzzling, given poor diet is a major cause of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and some cancers. Nutrition is particularly poor in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, where it is estimated that at least 19% of the burden of disease is due to poor diet; much more than due to smoking...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Indigenous health, Nutrition, Policy|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The Conversation Media Group|
|Deposited On:||26 Feb 2016 03:48|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2016 03:41|
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