Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Melody Ding, 45 and Up Study researcher

Opinion: 7 February 2017. Melody Ding, Senior Research Fellow of Public Health at the University of Sydney, describes the findings from new research coming out of the 45 and Up Study. In the past few years, you may have noticed more and more people around you turning away from...


Do Chinese Australians have different cardiovascular disease risk factors?

Melody Ding, 45 and Up Study researcher

Opinion: 19 January 2017 Dr Melody Ding, Senior Research Fellow at School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, discusses the findings from her research using the 45 and Up Study. Australia is a nation characterised by ethnic and cultural diversity. According to the latest census data, 28% of...


Side effects of heartburn medication make news

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Latest news: 18 January. New research from the 45 and Up Study revealing the link between gastric acid suppressants and infectious gastroenteritis has been making news in Australia and internationally. The study, led by The Australian National University, found people who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a 70% increased risk...


Key cardiovascular risk factors for Chinese Australians uncovered

Melody Ding presents 45 and Up Study findings on CVD risk

Media release: 16 January 2017. Diabetes, smoking and physical inactivity have been uncovered as the key cardiovascular disease risk factors for Chinese Australians according to important new research from the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in Australia, the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. Researchers from the School...


Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalisation

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Media release: 12 January 2017. New research has found a link between popular heartburn drugs and an increase in the risk of infectious gastroenteritis — an illness that results in 13.1 million lost days of work in Australia a year. The study led by The Australian National University (ANU)...


45 and Up Study researcher takes data learnings to China

Dr Joanna Wang

Latest news: 3 January 2017. Chinese researchers gained insights into Australia’s largest cohort study on healthy ageing, the 45 and Up Study, when Dr Joanna Wang presented her new research into survey non-responders at Peking University in Beijing late last year. Dr Wang, a Research Fellow in Biostatistics with the...


Grants open door to new genomic research using 45 and Up Study

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Latest news: 20 December 2016 Researchers can now apply for $2.46 million in grants from the NSW Genomics Collaborative Grants Program to undertake ground-breaking human genomic medicine research using biospecimens from the 45 and Up Study. About 2000 blood samples from healthy 45 and Up Study participants are being sequenced...


45 and Up Study impacts tobacco, chronic disease policy and practice

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Latest news: 24  November 2016. Growing evidence is emerging of the real-world impact of research using the 45 and Up Study, with findings influencing tobacco legislation, helping to fill evidence gaps on chronic disease management, and being cited as central to driving greater use of linked data research. Tackling...


Co-production for better public policy: uncovering the smoking gun research

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Opinion: 10 November 2016. It’s no longer enough for researchers to simply publish their findings. To have a real world impact on an issue like tobacco control, researchers need to work in partnership with policy makers, experts and the community, says 45 and Up Study Director Professor Emily Banks....


Study could give valuable insight into health of defence personnel

Soldier in the Australian Defence Force

Latest news: 4 November 2016. The long-term health and wellbeing of frontline emergency and defence force personnel is an area into which Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study could offer rich insights, according to Study Director Margo Barr. Ms Barr was speaking at the recent  2016 Australasian Services Care...