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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.


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.


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.

Research news

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.

Institute news

The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

Many traditional foods used in cooking today are processed in some way, such as grains, cheeses, dried fish and fermented vegetables, but processing itself is not the problem.

Research news

Getting the balance right to manage stress

Most people know that too much stress can have detrimental impacts on your health, but new Deakin research shows how you react to stress is also worth considering. 


How to boost your fruit and veg intake

Most of us know we should be eating five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day – but how many of us actually achieve it?


Kids in the kitchen: how the experts teach their kids about healthy eating

Ensuring kids are eating and learning about nutritious foods is a challenge at the best of times – but even more so while many parents are working from home...


The importance of learning about food and nutrition in school

We all eat. It can be easy to assume that we know what is best when it comes to food, both for ourselves and our families. Contradictory to this...


It’s not just the salt shaker’s fault! Where else is our salt coming from?

  It’s well known that as a population we eat too much salt.  This can have serious consequences as it increases our risk of developing high blood pressure and...