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Statement issued by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia

Media release: 
20/07/2016

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion, according to a new study.

Statement by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia:

Media release: 
18/07/2016

Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus on uncomplicated hypertension.

Congratulations to The George Institute's Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann who was lauded at the annual NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner in Canberra last night (July 13).

Nearly 300 Australians develop diabetes every single day, with most suffering from type 2, a disease which is closely linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. The good news is that most people can delay type 2 diabetes or avoid it altogether. 

Statement by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia:

The sights, sounds and tastes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture came to life at The George Institute’s NAIDOC celebration in its Sydney offices. 

Media release: 
05/07/2016

Australia’s Health Tracker (PDF), released today by Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University and supported by 50 health and welfare organisations shows increased rates of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dangerously high levels of salt and sugar consumption in Australian adults.

Butter has little or no link to heart disease and may actually protect people from diabetes, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health. 

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