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Benefits of exercise depends on hours spent sitting: new 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.


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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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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An egg a day can help maintain Vitamin D levels in winter, new research finds

Eating an egg a day can help keep Vitamin D deficiencies at bay during the winter months, new IPAN research has shown.

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Daily handful of nuts and seeds can help common chronic liver disease

Eating a moderate amount of nuts and seeds each day could prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research has found.

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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.


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...