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Technology: Diet Related Diseases


Better health channel (covers: Body mass index, increased risk of chronic disease, casues of obesity, financial costs of obesity, what the experts recommend, where to get help and things to remember)

Health direct : Obesity includes causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prevention, exercise, diet, children and obesity and BMI calculator.

Hypertension/High blood pressure

What is High Blood Pressure? (High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia) Hypertension is high blood pressure, and it is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, which constitute the major causes of death in Australia.

Blood pressure (high) - hypertension from the Better Health Channel

Blood pressure from The Heart Foundation (Search for specific information by selecting the Healthy Eating tab)

Bowel Cancer/Colorectal Cancer

Bowel Cancer - Better Health Channel ( If you are 50 years of age or over, talk to your doctor about bowel cancer and screening, Most bowel cancers diagnosed at an early stage are curable, If you are at risk of bowel cancer, discuss with your doctor whether you need to have regular tests, You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer by eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising regularly and not smoking.

Bowel Cancer/Colon Cancer from the Cancer Council NSW

Bowel cancer is cancer in any part of the large bowel (colon or rectum). It is sometimes known as colorectal cancer and might also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where it starts.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is a condition in which the heart's arteries (blood vessels) become narrower. It is also known as coronary artery disease.

Coronary heart disease from Heart Research Australia (On this page: The cause · Why is it a problem? · Risk factors ·  Diagnosis ·  Treatment

Heart disease information (download a free information pack about Coronary heart disease) from the Heart research Institute

Heart disease - risk factors from the Better Health Channel ( There is no single thing that causes CHD, but there are several risk factors that contribute to it, You can reduce your risk of developing CHD by reducing or removing the modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high total cholesterol, high blood pressure, being physically inactive, being overweight, diabetes, depression and social isolation,Take any medicines as prescribed by your doctor.)

Research Process (How to gather the information)


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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes SA : Covers about diabetes, newly diagnosed, education, support, lifestyle, kids & teens and recipes.

Diabetes Victoria : use the Diabetes and me tab

What is diabetes? Diabetes Australia (contains, about diabetes, living with diabetes, food & activity)

Gallstones, Gall bladder disease

Gallbladder - gallstones and surgery. (Better health channel)

Gallbladder Diet: Foods for Gallbladder problems from WebMD

Coeliac Disease / Gluten intolerance


Osteoporosis Australia : about, prevention and living with osteoporosis.

AIHW : Oestoporosis (Australian Institute of health and Welfare), contains graphs, data and information about causes and prevention


In Australia we spell Anaemia this way, however, in the USA and some websites it will be spelt Anemia

Anaemia from (Causes, signs and symptoms, iron-deficiency anaemia, other forms of anaemia, diagnosis, prevention and treatment)

Lactose Intolerance

What is Lactose?

Lactose is the carbohydrate naturally found in all kinds of milk, including human milk. It can also be used as an ingredient in some foods.

Lactose intolerance by the Better Health Channel (Lactose is a milk sugar that is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is found in the small intestine, Lactose intolerance is the reduced ability to digest milk sugars, due to insufficient amounts of the gut enzyme called lactase, Symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate cheese well, and small amounts of milk and yoghurt.)

Lactose intolerance from Nutrition Australia

Lactose intolerance from the Dietitians Association of Australia