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2018 news

News and commentary from our Centre in 2018
From why you never have to diet again to calls for a sugar tax, read our top news stories from 2018.

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26 November 2018

Alcohol marketing code failing to protect young people

The alcohol industry's code of conduct does not adequately protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing, University of Sydney research reveals.
21 November 2018

Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain ageing

Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the University of Sydney.
30 October 2018

Five wins at the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

University of Sydney researchers have been recognised for their work by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at an awards ceremony held at Government House, hosted by Governor David Hurley.
18 October 2018

Did eating starchy foods give humans an evolutionary advantage?

Gene AMY1, which kickstarts digestion of starch in the mouth, is associated with blood glucose levels and digestion of carbohydrates, with implications for understanding human evolutionary biology and the gut microbiome.
26 September 2018

Why industry influence on research agendas must be addressed

Call for better strategies to ensure independence of research, policy-making and public health solutions, as new research confirms corporate interests can impact the evidence available and public health solutions considered.
17 September 2018

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

World Obesity Day was established to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Leading up to 11 October, a review of current evidence lays out a path for the prevention and management of childhood obesity.
12 September 2018

Cardiovascular research boosted by NSW Health Fellowships

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Cardiovascular Initiative have received eight of thirteen NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowships.
12 September 2018

3 reasons you never have to diet again

The battle of the bulge is almost over, says the University of Sydney's Dr Nick Fuller. In his new book, he provides practical advice to help people lose weight using his research-based approach - without dieting.
30 August 2018

Birth defect predicts testicular cancer, infertility in adulthood

Medical researchers are urging greater compliance with guidelines recommending surgery for undescended testes (UDT) before 18 months of age following new evidence that UDT more than doubles the risk of testicular cancer and increases infertility in adult males.
29 August 2018

Eureka Prizes: Sydney scoops the pool for science leadership

The University of Sydney celebrates our world-class academics who have taken four awards at the annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes in a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall.