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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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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. Find out how you can get involved.

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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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Can what you eat reduce your risk of liver cancer?  

Liver cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia and unfortunately, it’s on the rise. A team of IPAN-led researchers asked the question: how important is diet in preventing liver cancer?

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Can vitamin C be used to fight type 2 diabetes?

New therapies are being explored to help manage type 2 diabetes and reduce its associated health and economic burdens.

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Helping Aussies say ‘no’ to excess salt

Nutrition experts at IPAN are working on ways to reduce salt consumption and improve population health. Take a look at their current research findings for Salt Awareness Week.

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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.

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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.

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App based exercise becomes answer to fitness woes during lockdown

A national study into how people maintained their physical activity during last year’s pandemic restrictions has revealed digital platforms are an effective way to help people stay fit when access to other forms of organised exercise is restricted.

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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.

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