45 and Up Study meeting attracts media attention

This year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ meeting attracted widespread media coverage, with news outlets including The Guardian, Huffington Post, SBS News and Nine TV News and news.com.au reporting on findings that being overweight but active won’t prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another presentation on the cost of treating  lifestyle-related illnesses was covered by the ABC Radio World Today program, while ABC News 24 interviewed Study Scientific Director Professor Emily Banks about the impact of the 45 and Up Study.

View some of the coverage:

‘Fat but fit’ won’t prevent type 2 diabetes risk, study finds

The Guardian

‘Lifestyle illnesses’ costing governments hundreds of millions of dollars annually: study

ABC The World Today

Being Fat And Fit Won’t Save You From Diabetes: Study

The Huffington Post

Australian research dispels ‘fat but fit’ diabetes claims


VIDEO: Type 2 diabetes study busts ‘fit and fat’ theory

CHANNEL 9 6pm News

‘Fat but fit’ won’t prevent diabetes