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Dads in the kitchen: supporting fathers to provide healthy food choices for families

Fathers play a crucial role in shaping the food choices and eating habits of their children within the household. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked in research and initiatives aimed at promoting healthier diets among kids.


How to get more protein from plant based foods

IPAN PhD student Laura Marchese explains how to bump up healthy protein in your diet - without eating meat.


Benefits of exercise depends on hours spent sitting: review

The most comprehensive review of the effects of sedentary behaviour on health and risk of death has intensified the call to reduce time spent being sedentary as well as increasing physical activity.


Web-based nutrition program transforms type 2 diabetes health

A low carbohydrate nutrition program delivered online has been shown to significantly improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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How to adapt your training for winter

Struggling to get moving in the colder weather? Here’s how to tweak your routine so it doesn’t freeze over.


New web-based app aims to boost veggie intake in young adults

Young adults living in rural areas are not eating enough vegetables, but researchers are hoping technology might remove some of the barriers they face eating the recommended five serves a day.

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Is red meat bad for you? And does it make a difference if it’s a processed burger or a lean steak?

A juicy burger is a staple in many Australians’ diet. Yet research shows regularly eating red meat can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. But is eating a beef burger worse for your health than eating a lean grass-fed steak? And how much red meat should we really be eating?


Australians living longer but dementia and Alzheimer’s a greater risk

A new IPAN-led analysis of Australia's disease burden reveals Australians are living six years longer than they were thirty years ago, but more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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The power of lived experience: how everyday Australians are helping change health research  

A growing number of Australians are seizing the chance to have their say in the health research that affects them.  


New study finds increasing health burden of type 2 diabetes in Australia

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has tripled over the past 30 years in Australia, with increasing rates of disease complications placing a growing health burden on the population.

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Are sports foods all they shake up to be? Study reveals shocking truth

A comprehensive audit of readily available sports foods has revealed many are mislabelled and claim to be more nutritious than they actually are.

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Men’s Health Week – simple ways to build healthy habits 

Taking steps to improve your health doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some simple things to do that can go a long way.