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Getting nutrition right for older adults in care

Dietitians involved in research can make a difference in many lives by working towards better nutrition outcomes at scale. Professor Judi Porter aims to improve nutrition and sustainability for older adults in hospitals and aged care settings.


Midlife diet could help you eat your way to a healthy brain

People who eat a healthy diet during middle age have a larger brain volume than those with less healthy diets new research reveals, suggesting food choices in midlife may reduce the risk of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders as we age.

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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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Preventing falls in older adults

Evidence shows that exercise and nutrition interventions can manage the risk of older adults suffering falls. IPAN experts explain how.


Use it or rapidly lose it: how to keep up strength training in lockdown

If you’re among the millions in lockdown, ask yourself: when was the last time you did some strength training?

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Nuts are brain-boosting food for older adults

Eating a moderate amount of nuts is linked to better cognitive performance in older adults, new research has shown.

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Deakin University wins MRFF grant for a 4-year Tele-health study to reduce falls and fracture risk

Researchers from IPAN have secured $1.4 million under the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund to conduct a world-first trial on the role of telehealth.

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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...