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An insight into Melanie’s research

by | May 12, 2017 | Blog

As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian I find it so important to keep up to date with the latest nutritional research. This is not only for my own professional development or benefit, but also for the benefit of my clients to ensure that I am providing the most up to date information and advice to them that is back-up by scientific evidence.

I have also been fortunate enough to develop my own research papers. Below is a list of my published papers. Please click on the link for the full article.

2017

The Effect of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Fertility Hormones and Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women: A Systematic Review

  • Aim: review the published literature to determine the extent to which low carb diets can affect fertility outcomes
  • Key findings: following a low carb diet can improve fertility otucomes in women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) when compared to a usual diet.

2015

Interventions to Improve Long-term Weight Loss in Patients Following Bariatric Surgery: challenges and solutions

  • Aim: determine an effective intervention that provides long-term weight loss in patients following bariatric surgery 
  • Key findings: long-term weight loss in patients following bariatric surgery requires regular and supportive management by qualified health professional.

2014

The Micronutrient Intake Profile of a Multicentre Cohort of Australian LAGB Patients

  • Aim: examined the micronutrient intake of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding patients 1 year post-surgery
  • Key findings: micronutrient intakes from food and fluids alone were below population recommendations for calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium, retinol equivalents, thiamin and vitamin E.

2012

What are Gastric Banding Patients Eating One Year Post-Surgery?

  • Aim: compare the macronutrient intake of post-bariatric surgery patients to population-based dietary guidelines
  • Key findings: many patients one year post-laparoscopic adjustable band surgery are not meeting the dietary guidelines along with unimproved eating habits.

2010

Overweight and Obesity – use of portion control in management

  • Aim: provide a rationale and some common practical solutions to help patients ultimately achieve weight loss or weight maintenance
  • Key findings: Treating obesity remains a complex mix of changing someone’s habits and their cognition around food and exercise while considering their current medical profile and medications. Despite this complexity, controlling portion size is an effective, simple and sustainable tool that can be used to achieve weight loss.

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As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian I find it so important to keep up to date with the latest nutritional research. This is not only for my own professional development or benefit, but also for the benefit of my clients to ensure that I am providing the most up to date information and advice to them that is back-up by scientific evidence.

I have also been fortunate enough to develop my own research papers. Below is a list of my published papers. Please click on the link for the full article.

2017

The Effect of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Fertility Hormones and Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women: A Systematic Review

  • Aim: review the published literature to determine the extent to which low carb diets can affect fertility outcomes
  • Key findings: following a low carb diet can improve fertility otucomes in women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) when compared to a usual diet.

2015

Interventions to Improve Long-term Weight Loss in Patients Following Bariatric Surgery: challenges and solutions

  • Aim: determine an effective intervention that provides long-term weight loss in patients following bariatric surgery 
  • Key findings: long-term weight loss in patients following bariatric surgery requires regular and supportive management by qualified health professional.

2014

The Micronutrient Intake Profile of a Multicentre Cohort of Australian LAGB Patients

  • Aim: examined the micronutrient intake of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding patients 1 year post-surgery
  • Key findings: micronutrient intakes from food and fluids alone were below population recommendations for calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium, retinol equivalents, thiamin and vitamin E.

2012

What are Gastric Banding Patients Eating One Year Post-Surgery?

  • Aim: compare the macronutrient intake of post-bariatric surgery patients to population-based dietary guidelines
  • Key findings: many patients one year post-laparoscopic adjustable band surgery are not meeting the dietary guidelines along with unimproved eating habits.

2010

Overweight and Obesity – use of portion control in management

  • Aim: provide a rationale and some common practical solutions to help patients ultimately achieve weight loss or weight maintenance
  • Key findings: Treating obesity remains a complex mix of changing someone’s habits and their cognition around food and exercise while considering their current medical profile and medications. Despite this complexity, controlling portion size is an effective, simple and sustainable tool that can be used to achieve weight loss.

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