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Glutamate transport in nearly pure rat cortical neurons in culture (less than 0.2% astrocytes) is potently inhibited by dihydrokainate, l-serine-O-sulphate, but not by l-alpha-amino-adipate. This system allows for a test of the hypothesis that glutamate transport is important for protecting neurons against the toxicity of endogenous synaptically released(More)
In a study of influences on meat consumption, over 700 South Australians answered questions on frequency of meat consumption, beliefs about meat and nutrition, perceived difficulties with and benefits of vegetarian diets, personal values, number of vegetarian significant others, use in and trust of health/nutrition/food information sources, and demography.(More)
The aim of this study was to examine Australians' food-related environmental beliefs and behaviours. Questionnaires were posted to 500 randomly selected adults, with 223 questionnaires completed (58% response rate). Decreased use of packaging by food manufacturers was viewed as being the most important item to help the environment, while lower meat(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine consumers' perceived benefits and barriers to the consumption of a vegetarian diet. DESIGN Survey (written questionnaire) that included questions on perceived benefits and barriers to the consumption of a vegetarian diet. SETTING South Australia. SUBJECTS Six hundred and one randomly selected South(More)
OBJECTIVE The overall aim of this study was to examine a variety of belief and demographic factors that are associated with the perception that meat is intrinsically unhealthy. DESIGN State-wide survey (written questionnaire) that included questions on meat and nutrition beliefs, perceived barriers and benefits of vegetarian diets, personal values, number(More)
BACKGROUND The aged care sector is increasingly dominated by a less-qualified workforce at a time of increasing prevalence of complex health concerns, such as dementia. An Australian program to develop teaching aged care facilities is being undertaken to build the sector's capacity and provide nursing students with positive experiences of engaging with(More)
BACKGROUND Residential aged care is an increasingly important health setting due to population ageing and the increase in age-related conditions, such as dementia. However, medical education has limited engagement with this fast-growing sector and undergraduate training remains primarily focussed on acute presentations in hospital settings. Additionally,(More)
The aim of this paper is to examine the factors associated with the belief that vegetarian diets provide health benefits. A random population mail survey about food choice was conducted among a sample of 1000 South Australians. An additional (non-random) survey of 106 vegetarians and semi-vegetarians was also conducted, giving a total of 707 participants(More)
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