Profile: Kristina Nelson

Nutritionist

Kristina Nelson is a PhD candidate at Victoria University, and works as a Nutritionist, and workplace consultant with Nutrition Australia. Kristina's research interests were initiated during projects undertaken at the Burnet Institute's cancer and immunology laboratory, supported by Cancer Council Victoria and Victoria University scholarships, investigating the effects of nutritional supplements on human cancer cell lines. Her PhD study is investigating grains, their bioactive compounds, and their effects on obesity-related metabolic and immune dysfunction. Other research interests include nutritional epidemiology and performance nutrition. Kristina teaches into both Nutrition and Biomedical Science, and holds professional memberships with the Dietitians Association of Australia and Nutrition Society of Australia.

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Whole Grains Are Better But No Panacea

Eating whole grain foods, such as oats and grainy breads, is better for health than refined grain foods such as white bread or pizza. But whole grains are also thought to have a role in inflammation.

Category: Health

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