Hannah Mayr

Hannah Mayr
La Trobe University · Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)

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Traditionally cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has been assessed through blood lipids and inflammatory marker C‐reactive protein (hsCRP). Recent clinical interest in novel pro‐inflammatory markers platelet‐activating factor (PAF) and lipoprotein‐associated phospholipase A2 (Lp‐PLA2) recognizes that vascular damage can exist in the absence of tradi...
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Aims: This study explored clinicians' perspectives on roles, practices and service delivery in the dietary management of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes in a public health service. Methods: Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 57 clinicians (21 nurses, 19 doctors, 13 dietitians and 4 physiotherapists) involved in...
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Background: Digital health interventions may facilitate management of chronic conditions; however, no reviews have systematically assessed the effectiveness of dietary interventions delivered by digital health platforms for improving dietary intake and clinical outcomes for adults with diet-related chronic conditions. Methods: Databases CINAHL,...
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Olive oil (OO) polyphenols have been shown to improve high density lipoprotein (HDL) anti-atherogenic function, thus demonstrating beneficial effects against cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of extra-virgin high polyphenol olive oil (HPOO) vs. low polyphenol olive oil (LPOO) on the capacity of...
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Purpose of review: Chronic noncommunicable diseases remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and the majority are preventable with a healthy diet and lifestyle, but controversy remains as to the best approach. Greater adherence to a traditional Mediterranean diet has consistently been associated with lower morbidity and mortal...
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Alterations in body composition, in particular sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity, are complications of liver cirrhosis associated with adverse outcomes. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effect of diet and/or exercise interventions on body composition (muscle or fat) in adults with cirrhosis. Five databases were searched from inception t...
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PurposeOlive oil polyphenols have been associated with cardiovascular health benefits. This study examined the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of extra-virgin high polyphenol olive oil (HPOO) vs. low polyphenol olive oil (LPOO) in healthy Australian adults.Methods In a double-blind cross-over trial, 50 participants (aged 38.5 ± 13.9 years,...
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Objectives: Telehealth is a promising tool for delivering lifestyle interventions for the management of health conditions. However, limited evidence exists regarding the cost-effectiveness of these interventions. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the current literature reporting on the cost-effectiveness of telehealth-delivered diet and/or...
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Background Practice guidelines for coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) recommend promoting the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP), which improves cardiometabolic risk markers and may prevent disease progression and complications. It is however unknown to what extent the MDP is recommended in routine care for patients with these...
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Introduction Solid organ transplant recipients experience greater cardiometabolic risk than the general population. Following a Mediterranean dietary pattern has been shown to reduce cardiometabolic risk. This study aimed to assess multidisciplinary clinician perspectives of routine nutrition care for kidney and liver transplant recipients and barr...
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Practice guidelines for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) recommend promoting the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) which is cardioprotective and may improve hepatic steatosis. This study aimed to explore multidisciplinary clinicians’ perspectives on whether the MDP is recommended in routine management of NAFLD and barriers and facilitator...
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Rapid excess weight gain and metabolic complications contribute to poor outcomes following liver transplant care. Providing specialist lifestyle intervention with equitable access is a challenge for posttransplant service delivery. Methods: This study investigated the feasibility of a 12-wk telehealth delivered lifestyle intervention for liver tr...
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Sarcopenia and frailty are associated with poorer outcomes in potential liver transplant (LT) recipients. We examined the reliability and feasibility of dietitians assessing sarcopenia and frailty. Seventy‐five adults referred for LT underwent assessments of muscle mass (abdominal CTs), physical function (handgrip strength; HGS, short physical perf...
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Evidence supports recommending the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) in the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes (T2D), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and solid organ transplant (SOT). However, the evidence-practice gap is unclear within non-Mediterranean countries. We investigated integration of MDP in Australia...
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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is suggested to be cardioprotective, partly due to its high phenolic content. We investigated the effect of extra virgin high polyphenol olive oil (HPOO) versus low polyphenol olive oil (LPOO) on blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness in healthy Australian adults. In a double-blind, randomized, controlled cross-ove...
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Background: During childhood and adolescence leading behavioural risk factors for the development of cardiometabolic diseases include poor diet quality and sedentary lifestyle. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and effect of a real-world group-based multidisciplinary intervention on cardiorespiratory fitness, diet quality and...
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Introduction: Dietary modification and exercise are encouraged to address cardiometabolic risk factors after solid organ transplantation. However, the lived experience of attempting positive lifestyle changes for liver transplant recipients is not known. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of liver transplant recipients and their...
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Background & aims: The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is recognised to reduce risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), in part, via its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which may be mediated via effects on body fat distribution. Diet efficacy via these mechanisms is however unclear in patients with diagnosed CHD. This study aimed to determ...
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Background Previous clinical studies have suggested that high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) provides a superior cardioprotective effect compared to low polyphenol olive oil. However, further studies are required to replicate these results in non‐Mediterranean populations. Aim To investigate the effect of high polyphenol EVOO versus low...
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Objective: It is unclear whether the cardioprotective Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) can be adhered to in non-Mediterranean populations. The aim of this study was to report preliminary results on adherence to a 6-mo ad libitum MedDiet intervention in multiethnic Australian patients with coronary heart disease, including maintenance at 12 mo. Method...
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The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is recognised to reduce risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), in part, via its anti-inflammatory properties. Diet efficacy via this mechanism is however unclear in patients with diagnosed CHD. This study aimed to determine the effect of MedDiet versus low-fat diet intervention on inflammatory biomarkers and adiposit...
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The Mediterranean diet was first characterized as a heart-protective diet in the 1960s. The significant cardioprotective effects of the Mediterranean diet in comparison to the standard-care low-fat diet have been established in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, there is insufficient evidence in secondary prevention re...
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The polyphenol fraction of extra-virgin olive oil may be partly responsible for its cardioprotective effects. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of high versus low polyphenol olive oil on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in clinical trials. In accordance with PRISMA guidelines, CINAHL, PubMed, Em...
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Substantial evidence supports the effect of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) for managing chronic diseases, although trials have been primarily conducted in Mediterranean populations. The efficacy and feasibility of the Mediterranean dietary pattern for the management of chronic diseases has not been extensively evaluated in non-Mediterranean settings....
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A higher dietary inflammatory index (DII®) score is associated with inflammation and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD). We hypothesized that a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) intervention would reduce DII score. We assessed dietary data from a randomized controlled trial comparing 6-month MedDiet versus low-fat diet intervention, in patients w...
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The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) was designed to measure the inflammatory potential of one's diet. Evidence from observational studies supports that a higher (i.e., more pro-inflammatory) DII score is associated with inflammation and cardiometabolic diseases. We hypothesized that reduction in DII score would improve inflammatory cytokines. To...
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Background Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) poses a significant health and financial burden to individuals and healthcare systems. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) possess numerous properties (e.g. anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, anti-lipidemic) that may be beneficial in the management of T2DM and its complications. Methods In this na...
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The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are thought to be mediated via its anti-inflammatory effects; however, the anti-inflammatory effect of this diet is unclear in patients who have already developed coronary heart disease (CHD). This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the effect of Mediterranean-type diets on cytokines and adipoki...
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Central obesity is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, and is a risk factor for cardiometabolic syndrome. The Mediterranean diet pattern has a convincing evidence-base for improving cardiometabolic health. This review investigated the impact of Mediterranean diet interventions on central obesity, specifically. A systematic literature se...
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Background and Objectives: The AUStralian MEDiterranean (AUSMED) Heart Trial aims to determine the efficacy of a 6-month Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) intervention, compared to a low fat diet, in reducing secondary cardiovascular events at 12 months in a multi-ethnic Australian cohort (target n=1032) of high-risk patients, with a prior coronary even...
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Evidence suggests that weight loss may be beneficial for overweight patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however gaps exist regarding the best management of these patients. A systematic review was conducted investigating weight loss interventions in overweight COPD patients and the effects on body weight and functional parame...
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Limited high level evidence supports the suggestion that Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) is inversely associated with visceral fat. The AusMed Heart Trial is a randomised control trial evaluating whether MeDiet reduces secondary cardiovascular (CV) events in an Australian population. This study aimed to investigate if six-month MeDiet intervention redu...
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Background: In the absence of reliable predictive equations, indirect calorimetry (IC) remains the gold standard for assessing energy requirements after spinal cord injury (SCI), but it is typically confined to a research setting. The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of implementing IC into routine clinical care...

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What is the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention involving small-group exercise training and dietary education on metabolic fitness, body composition, cognitive performance, and diet quality in sedentary children aged 9 – 15 years living on the Gold Coast, Australia.
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The Mediterranean diet has strong scientific evidence to support reduction in risk of cardiometabolic diseases, however there is a lack of research conducted in a multi-cultural population such as Australia. This project aims to demonstrate whether a Mediterranean diet is more beneficial than current diet care for patients with coronary heart disease in Australia.