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Deakin to lead new Clinical Guidelines for overweight and obesity

About 14 million Australians are living with overweight or obesity. A team of Deakin researchers from IPAN and the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) are leading a much-needed review of our clinical guidelines to manage overweight and obesity, focusing on early intervention.

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Misleading food labels contribute to babies and toddlers eating too much sugar. 3 things parents can do

Research shows that Australian infants and toddlers are eating unhealthy amounts of sugar.


Food and drinks are getting sweeter. Even if it’s not all sugar, it’s bad for our health

New IPAN research shows the amount of added sugars and non-nutritive sweeteners in packaged foods and drinks has grown a lot over the last decade, which is leading to a broad range of consequences, as our experts explain in The Conversation.


Consensus statement: Towards a healthy, regenerative and equitable food system in Victoria

A newly released Consensus Statement is a timely and powerful call to action for the State and Local Governments and others to bring about urgently needed change in Victoria's food system.

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My Baby Now App

A new app helping parents and caregivers cut through conflicting information.


It’s not ‘amount’ but ‘type’ of fat that makes a difference to the scales

A new study looking at the types of fat people eat has shown that those who consume more so-called 'healthy fats' are less likely to put on weight than those who eat unhealthy fats, despite eating the same number of kilojoules.

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Combining lifestyle behaviours to explore obesity risk in school-aged children

Studying the combined impact of different lifestyle behaviours of children could be the key to a better understanding of overweight and obesity.


Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

A new study has shown that advances in personalised nutrition can improve the diets of Australians.

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High protein intake in babies linked to obesity in childhood

Feeding children too much protein when they are babies can increase their chance of being overweight when they reach primary school age, new studies have confirmed.

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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.


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.


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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