45 and Up Study to provide data for innovative cancer survivor research

Latest news:  7 December 2017. The 45 and Up Study is set to provide data for a new study into the experiences of 70,000 cancer survivors, that has been hailed by Cancer Council Australia as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes and guiding improvements in care and support....


45 and Up Study helps unravel link between depression and heart disease

Psychological distress and IHD

Latest news: 23 October 2017. New research using the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is helping to explain the link between depression and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), showing that psychological distress in middle-aged and older people may signal the early signs and symptoms the disease. The researchers said...


Researchers confirm childhood sun exposure risk using 45 and Up Study data

BCCs in later life were linked to sun exposure in childhood

Latest news: 23 August 2017. Researchers have highlighted the need to be vigilant about protecting children from the sun, after using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study to emphasise that childhood sun exposure, rather than cumulative exposure, increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma in later...


Study gives insights into better breast cancer management

women with breast cancer need support to continue with endocrine therapy

Latest news: 26 July 2017. New research drawing on the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study suggests that clinicians treating women with breast cancer should see every consultation as an opportunity to review their management of the disease, amid findings that many women quit protective endocrine therapy too early....


45 and Up Study shows way ahead for lung cancer screening programs

Cancer Council

Latest news: 4 May 2017. Researchers from Cancer Council NSW have used the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study to test a new tool that can predict which people are at the highest risk of developing lung cancer. Here, Dr Marianne Weber, Research Fellow at Cancer Council, explains the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...