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Preventing falls in older adults

Evidence shows that exercise and nutrition interventions can manage the risk of older adults suffering falls. IPAN experts explain how.

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Use it or rapidly lose it: how to keep up strength training in lockdown

If you’re among the millions in lockdown, ask yourself: when was the last time you did some strength training?

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Active breaks help children think better and manage their behaviour

In a world first finding, Deakin researchers have discovered that short active breaks in the classroom improve children's brain functioning and impulse control.

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Combining lifestyle behaviours to explore obesity risk in school-aged children

Studying the combined impact of different lifestyle behaviours of children could be the key to a better understanding of overweight and obesity.

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Influences on physical activity and screen time among new mums at risk of depression

What stops mums at risk of postnatal depression from being physically active and limiting screen time? IPAN researchers have explored these influences and tell us how new mums can be more active to improve their mental health.

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Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

A new study has shown that advances in personalised nutrition can improve the diets of Australians.

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Nuts are brain-boosting food for older adults

Eating a moderate amount of nuts is linked to better cognitive performance in older adults, new research has shown.

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New study shows active breaks in the classroom benefit children with intellectual disabilities

Classroom-based active breaks can increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour, and may also benefit the working memory of children with intellectual disability, new IPAN research shows.

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Do naturally high testosterone levels equal stronger female athletic performance? Not necessarily

New IPAN-led research casts doubt on the rules preventing female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels from competing in some track events - Associate Professor Severine Lamon explains for The Conversation.

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High protein intake in babies linked to obesity in childhood

Feeding children too much protein when they are babies can increase their chance of being overweight when they reach primary school age, new studies have confirmed.

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Exploring the link between Parkinson’s disease and gut health

Research at IPAN is finding growing evidence of a relationship between Parkinson's disease and gut health. Find out how you can get involved.

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Eating your way to a healthy heart

Eating a healthy Mediterranean-style diet can help minimise the risk of heart attack, even for those genetically pre-disposed to heart disease, new research shows.

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