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New ‘CSIRO Healthy Heart’ book launched

CSIRO today launched its new publication – The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program – to help Australians reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, which kills one Australian nearly every 10 minutes.

Advance towards early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

An Australian research project has found a way to bring forward the detection of early stage Alzheimer’s disease by up to 18 months.

Cells, DNA and diet – how do they work together?

The question of how the food we eat influences the behaviour of our cells – including our genes – is the focus of a major international conference that starts today in Melbourne.

CSIRO study: high protein diet better for waist loss in men

A new CSIRO study has found that overweight and obese men can lose weight effectively and safely on a high protein diet.

Major Australian Alzheimer’s study launched

A major Australian study to better understand the devastating and deadly Alzheimer’s disease is being launched in Melbourne today.

Gastrointestinal disorders under the spotlight

Research into new ways to treat inflammatory gut disorders and diarrhoea will come under the spotlight this week as part of a national Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) conference in Adelaide.

Winning partners welcome national children’s survey news

Today's announcement by the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott, of the first national nutrition and physical activity survey in more than a decade, has been welcomed by CSIRO and the University of South Australia.

Data safety expert appointed Flagship fellow

CSIRO’s Preventative Health National Research Flagship has appointed Queensland data safety expert Professor Peter Croll to ensure the security of its innovative technology which allows the linking of diverse health databases, creating a powerful research tool for population health research and better patient treatment.

Gut health

This two-page information sheet looks at how the Preventative Health Flagship is studying bacteria living in the gut, to find ways to improve gut health.


A Wellbeing Plan for Aussie Kids has been developed by CSIRO to provide parents with information on healthy foods and habits. A printed fridge magnet of this plan was distributed to every primary school child in Australia in September 2007.

Australian Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL)

The Australian Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) aims to improve understanding of the causes and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and help develop preventative strategies.

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