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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Providing rehab from afar: Professor Ralph Maddison

Using digital health technologies, Professor Maddison is helping patients with cardiovascular disease to access the care they need.

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What exercise is best for chronic low back pain?

Back pain is the greatest cause of disability and lost productivity worldwide. Back pain generates significant financial costs for society in developed countries, such as the USA, Japan, Europe...


Let’s not forget the bones of the problem: Osteoporosis is not just a disease of the frail older adult

Fast facts about osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a major public health concern. It is a common disease that occurs when bones become weak and at risk of fracture due to...


ASD and children’s bone growth: a new perspective

  All the experts agree – we need to get children moving more, and sitting less. But what happens when a child’s social anxiety, their awkward social interactions or...