Stephen Penman

About Stephen Penman

Stephen Penman is Executive Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation and Founder of Open Health. Previously, Stephen was CEO of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) from 2008 to 2013. From 2004 to 2008, Stephen conducted the widely regarded ‘Yoga in Australia’ study, assisted with research into the attitudes of General Practitioners and Nurses to complementary therapies and was also appointed inaugural Course Co-ordinator of ‘Wellness, Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Management’, an online course he delivered in the Master of Wellness at RMIT.
25 08, 2015

NIH study shows no benefit of omega-3 or other nutritional supplements for cognitive decline

By |2017-02-23T21:06:09+11:00August 25th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. Read more

25 03, 2015

Lifestyle medicine is the standard of care for prediabetes

By |2016-10-10T15:59:52+11:00March 25th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Lifestyle medicine is the standard of care for prediabetes

Lifestyle modification is considered the foundation of diabetes prevention. What dietary strategies should be employed and why don’t more doctors use them? Watch the video and learn more. Source: NutritionFacts.org

25 03, 2015

Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

By |2016-10-11T12:45:51+11:00March 25th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre. Read more. Source: MedicalXpress

6 03, 2015

Losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control

By |2017-02-23T21:06:13+11:00March 6th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control

Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, a new study finds. Read more. Source: ScienceDaily  

4 03, 2015

WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children

By |2016-10-11T12:57:59+11:00March 4th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children

A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. Read more. Source: World Health Organisation

25 02, 2015

More than two hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30%

By |2016-10-11T13:02:11+11:00February 25th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on More than two hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30%

A study on European children concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30%. Read more. Source: Science Daily