Impromy Health and Weight Management Program
The Impromy Program is a health and weight management program currently being clinically tested by CSIRO for use in the pharmacy. The program is planned to be launched in the middle of 2014.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet
Our bestselling book, The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a nutritionally balanced, scientifically proven eating plan that can help you feel less hungry and lose weight.
Learn more about cholesterol and our research to reduce the risk of heart disease and steps you can take to improve your heart health.
CSIRO Nutrition Trials
The CSIRO nutrition clinic's research addresses the nutritional aspects and genetic determinants of some of Australia's major health concerns. CSIRO's nutrition trials using volunteers provide a better understanding of the role of foods and food components in a healthy diet and can lead to changes in intake recommendations or industry practices.
Fish oils help keep the heart running smoothly
CSIRO studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart rhythm disorders. They also appear to have additional favourable effects on blood vessel function. Three to five fish meals per week should provide a useful amount of omega-3.
The low incidence of heart disease in communities with a fish-based diet led CSIRO researchers to investigate omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish oils for good health
Healthy fish oils, also known as long chain omega-3 fatty acids, have earned the reputation as one of the best bioactives yet discovered.
Recreational screen time
Recreational screen time – switch off after two hours. Get the facts on why reducing screen time is good for your kids.
Bioactive molecules are components of food that possess biological activity in addition to their nutritional value and can play roles in human growth, development and disease prevention.
Nutrition, lifestyle and DNA
CSIRO is researching foods, diets, our lifestyles and DNA to keep us healthier and fitter for longer. A healthy diet and lifestyle can help avoid the major causes of illness and premature death.
Bioprospecting drives the search for foods with proven health benefits
Food Futures assays used to produce and identify new bioactives present in foods that have proven health benefits.
Current tests screen against risk-factors and biomarkers for coronary heart disease (cholesterol production and uptake, and blood pressure), colorectal cancer and inflammatory diseases. The challenge is identifying novel bioactives that may reduce the incidence of chronic disease.
Preventative Health cluster study fighting Alzheimer’s Disease
The Preventative Health National Research Flagship has launched a A$10 million research 'cluster' study into the pathogenesis and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in partnership with Neurosciences Australia, The University of Melbourne, Mental Health Research Institute, Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.
Better melanoma diagnosis with SolarScan™
Australian medical instrumentation company Polartechnics came to CSIRO to develop image analysis software for a device that supports diagnosis of melanoma, skin cancer’s deadliest form.
CSIRO image analysis technology is built into SolarScan®, a device that helps doctors detect melanoma earlier.
Colorectal cancer and gut health
Find out about Preventative Health Flagship research on improving gut health, and the prevention, susceptibility, early detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
Obesity and metabolic health
Scientists in the Preventative Health Flagship are working to understand the causes of obesity, and developing strategies to manage and prevent it.