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Professor Dennis Savaiano

Professor Dennis Savaiano from Purdue University is a leading US expert on lactose digestion. Having studied lactose digestion for over 30 years he has influenced dietary recommendations relating to lactose around the world, including the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Associate Professor Lynne Moore

In November 2015, Dairy Australia convened a seminar and workshop to discuss and explore recent findings from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey (AHS) which revealed the alarmingly unhealthy diet of Australian teenagers. The keynote speaker was Associate Professor Lynn Moore, Co-Director of the graduate programs in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Boston, Massachusetts, where she has been a nutritional epidemiologist and faculty member in the Department of Medicine for more than 20 years. Her graduate training was at the Boston University School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Lynn Moore is an investigator with the renowned Framingham Heart Study and a number of other large-scale epidemiologic studies of children and adults.

While she was in Australia we interviewed her and asked her about some of her key learnings about teenagers diets and what she feels can make a difference.

Having attended the ‘Tomorrow’s Adults’ seminar, what do you believe were some of the key points about the diets of Australian teenagers? 

Are the teens who consume the most dairy more or less at risk of gaining body weight and excess weight?

What can Australians learn from your experience in the US?

 

Distinguished Professor Connie Weaver

Connie Weaver, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Foods & Nutrition at Purdue University, Indiana USA. Her research interests include mineral bioavailability, calcium metabolism and bone health. Professor Weaver appeared in two recent videos for Australian Doctor to discuss diet-related health issues that impact Australians.

Practical prevention of fractures in adolescent and elderly patients

Lactase non-persistence: A closer look

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In the audio clip below, Accredited Practising Dietitian Glenys Zucco talks about the health benefits of dairy foods and how GPs can help their patients reach their recommended daily serves.