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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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Australian-first study confirms ultra-processed food link to obesity

The findings of an Australian-first study suggests many Australians are unwittingly eating their way to chronic ill-health by choosing ultra-processed foods that are often wrongly marketed as healthy.

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How to approach funding applications – and deal with rejection

With quality research more important than ever during this year of uncertainty, IPAN Deputy Director Professor Sarah McNaughton is well placed to discuss the often stressful experience of securing funding for research. 

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INFANT grows with new funding for enhancing scale-up across Victoria

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing funding to IPAN to enhance implementation of INFANT across Victoria in 2021.

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A lifetime of achievement: Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, AM

IPAN Co-Founder, Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford AM, is retiring after an exceptional 40-year career dedicated to improving health outcomes around Australia and the world.

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IPAN’s Dr Katherine Livingstone recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy

IPAN's Dr Katherine Livingstone is one of three Deakin researchers to be recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner.

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