45 and Up Study participants in the spotlight

Six participants aged 52 to 88 fronted the media in October 2012 to explain their participation in the 45 and Up Study as it hit its first major milestone – the follow-up of the 250,000 people taking part to see how their health is changing over time. Saul Moss, Gillian Hutchinson, Gaetano diBenedetto, Jan King and Merryl Humphreys discussed their approach to ageing and shared tips for a healthy lifestyle and a few longevity secrets.

NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner was also present to explain the importance of the Study to the state and our Scientific Director Professor Emily Banks outlined some key findings to date.

A selection of media reports:

SBS World News

Body mass index and the risk of hospitalisation
The Health Report, ABC Radio National

How to live a longer life
Seven News

Art of Ageing Healthily
The Newcastle Herald

Health study to benefit nation
Central Western Daily

The determinants of ageing well
Australian Ageing Agenda

Breastfeeding can stave off diabetes
Herald Sun

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