Study reveals risk of isolation with type 2 diabetes diagnosis

Latest news: 22 March 2017. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes not only takes a toll on physical health, but leads to poorer quality of life and an increased risk of social isolation, new findings from the 45 and Up Study have revealed. Dr Xiaoqi Feng and Associate Professor Thomas...

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

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...

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Do Chinese Australians have different cardiovascular disease risk factors?

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...

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Side effects of heartburn medication make news

Medicine for heartburn

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...

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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...

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Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalisation

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)...

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45 and Up Study researcher takes data learnings to China

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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....

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