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Is red meat bad for you? And does it make a difference if it’s a processed burger or a lean steak?

A juicy burger is a staple in many Australians’ diet. Yet research shows regularly eating red meat can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. But is eating a beef burger worse for your health than eating a lean grass-fed steak? And how much red meat should we really be eating?

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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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Australians tell us what they want in parks and playgrounds

A major national study into suburban parks and playgrounds has identified a wish-list of features that meet the needs of various user groups.

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Heart Foundation funding for IPAN research projects

Two IPAN researchers have been awarded funding for their projects as part of a new $13.9 million Heart Foundation research funding package.

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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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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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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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Study shows texting a cheap way to reduce deaths by number one killer

A systematic review evaluated text message interventions around the world, testing their impact on the two key measures of disease risk, blood pressure and BMI.

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Are nuts making you fat?

As a high-calorie, fat-rich food, it’s easy to see why weight-conscious individuals may hesitate to snack on nuts. However, closer inspection shows that nuts are not only energy and nutrient-dense powerhouses, but they can also help you control your weight.

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Only 7% of Australians are healthy

A recent study conducted by researchers at Deakin University has found that by using what researchers have labelled a Health Behaviour Score (HBS), only 7% of Australian adults are healthy – think you’re one of them?

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