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Can what you eat reduce your risk of liver cancer?  

Liver cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia and unfortunately, it’s on the rise. A team of IPAN-led researchers asked the question: how important is diet in preventing liver cancer?

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What type of breakfast person are you?

New research has identified five breakfast personalities among the national population in findings that could promote healthier food choices in the Australian diet.

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Can vitamin C be used to fight type 2 diabetes?

New therapies are being explored to help manage type 2 diabetes and reduce its associated health and economic burdens.

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Breastfeeding your baby – the first week

Breastfeeding might be the most natural thing in the world – but it is also a skill you need to learn. Find out all you need to know about feeding your baby in the first week of life.

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Helping Aussies say ‘no’ to excess salt

Nutrition experts at IPAN are working on ways to reduce salt consumption and improve population health. Take a look at their current research findings for Salt Awareness Week.

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Five ways to cut out ultra-processed foods to improve your health

Do you really know how much of the food you eat is ultra-processed? Here’s how to tell if a food is ultra-processed and why these foods should be avoided.

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The nutrition transition – understanding the diets of Iranian adults

IPAN PhD student Sara Ebrahimi is aiming to understand the dietary patterns in Iranian households. Here, she explains some of her recent published findings.

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Small but mighty: The importance of the microvasculature for exercise and metabolism

The smallest blood vessels in our body, often called the microvasculature, are just as important as larger arteries or the heart when it comes to maintaining health and preventing conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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App based exercise becomes answer to fitness woes during lockdown

A national study into how people maintained their physical activity during last year’s pandemic restrictions has revealed digital platforms are an effective way to help people stay fit when access to other forms of organised exercise is restricted.

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Physical activity and nutrition for better management and prevention of cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s most common chronic diseases, and research into its prevention and management is an important research priority for IPAN.
On World Cancer Day this 4 February, we’re highlighting some of the different approaches IPAN researchers are investigating, using physical activity and nutrition for the prevention and management of cancer.

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IPAN study finds many packaged toddler foods could be classified as junk food

Manufacturers of toddler foods are potentially misleading Australian parents by marketing their products as ‘healthy’, as a new study shows many products specifically formulated for young children are simply ultra-processed junk foods.

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Personalised nutrition trend shows flaws in one-size-fits-all diets

New research has revealed the effectiveness of ‘personalised nutrition’ advice—an emerging health trend slated to be worth billions of dollars.

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