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10 June 2021

Health benefits of low protein-high carbohydrate diets depend on carb type

In a pre-clinical study that helps settle the debate on the pros and cons of carbs, Australian researchers have found the quality and type of carbohydrates eaten in combination with reduced protein levels severely impacts health outcomes.
02 June 2021

Gained weight after losing it? This could be the culprit

Consuming foods like soft white bread and jasmine rice lead to greater weight gain after weight loss, new research suggests. Such foods can also raise blood glucose levels, increasing the likelihood of type 2 diabetes.
01 June 2021

Overweight or obesity worsens liver-damaging effects of alcohol

The largest study of its kind has found people in the overweight or obese range who drink alcohol are at greater risk of liver disease and mortality.
18 May 2021

Scientists find new way of predicting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

Australian researchers have identified the immune response associated with protection from COVID-19 - a discovery that may help cut the time it takes to develop new vaccines.
13 April 2021

Emily Maguire's Love Objects launched at Charles Perkins Centre

Emily Maguire, acclaimed author and 2018 recipient of the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, launched her new book Love Objects last week.

25 March 2021

Australian team gets to the heart of COVID-19

In a study completed in just 10 months, University of Sydney researchers have uncovered some of the ways COVID-19 affects the heart and identified potential drug treatments which have progressed to clinical trials.
04 March 2021

How we tackle the obesity epidemic needs to change

On World Obesity Day our experts discuss policy change, research and treatment that aligns with this year's global theme "Every Body Needs Everybody."
03 March 2021

Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting: study

Scientists have mapped out what happens to fat deposits during intermittent fasting (every second day), with an unexpected discovery that some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss in mice.
24 February 2021

Sydney research informs Sports Medicine Australia's new heat policy

Pioneering research into heat and health from the University of Sydney's Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory has paved the way for the development of Sports Medicine Australia's new extreme heat policy.
18 February 2021

Hyper-intense white matter in brain found in frontotemporal dementia

A University of Sydney study has found the amount of white matter hyperintensities in the brain is associated with severity of frontotemporal dementia.