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The Charles Perkins Centre in the news

We are regularly engaged in wider public discussion around diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and other related conditions.

2017


May

  • Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, ABC (News Online, The World Today), The Brisbane Times, Yahoo!, news.com.au, 9News.com.au, Herald Sun, Perth Now, 2TM (Tamworth), ABC Radio (Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, triple j), 2SM Sydney, 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and Curtin FM Perth quoted Dr Quinn Grundy from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre about the dangers of relying on mindfulness phone apps to treat mental health issues, the topic of this year’s Bias and Research Integrity Node Symposium. Elle Australia also quoted Dr Grundy.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times and syndicated articles reported on research findings on ageing, including the discovery of the ‘Hayflick limit’ by microbiologist Dr Leonard Hayflick, who was in Australia last week to speak at the Australian Biology of Ageing Conference hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre. 
  • SMH, WA Today, Age, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times and SBS The Feed reported on research by Sean Coogan, PhD student from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, that found urban ibis show a strong preference for carbohydrates over their more natural protein and fat-rich diet. Fairfax Media coverage of the study was also syndicated in local newspapers
  • Yahoo! (UK, Canada) referenced comments made by Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about Body Mass Index as a measure of a person’s health. 

April

  • The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Northern Territory News, Geelong Advertiser, Courier Mail, Adelaide Now and Townsville Bulletin also interviewed Dr Rosilene Waerne from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences about the Concord Health and Ageing in Men project, in context of her presentation at the conference.
  • The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Adelaide Advertiser, Cairns Post, Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin, Daily Mail, SBS Online, Nine.com.au, News.com.au, Huffpost Canada, Foreign Affairs (New Zealand) and syndicated articles reported a new study has found waist circumference is a better indicator of early death than Body Mass Index. Author of the study, Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health, was quoted.
  • Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted on The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail and News.com.au about strategies to lose weight after Easter. 
  • ABC News (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, regional Queensland, regional Victoria, regional NSW, Online), ABC Radio (Canberra, Sydney), Penrith PressPenrith City Gazette and other regional newspapers reported Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to tackle obesity has been opened by the NSW Health Minister. The article mentioned the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has partnered with the Charles Perkins Centre to deliver the service. 
  • Radio National’s Health Report interviewed Alexandra Jones from the Charles Perkins Centre and George Institute for Global Health as part of a discussion on the need for a sugar tax.
  • 3AW Melbourne and Nine.com.au interviewed Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the most effective food plans for weight loss. 
  • Professor Louise Baur from Sydney Medical School was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Daily Telegraph, Northern Territory News and other outlets on the small proportion of overweight or obese children who have a weight management plan with their doctor. 
  • The Sun Herald, Sunday Age and Sunday Canberra Times quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the purpose of the Body Mass Index calculation, which she said was a better indicator of population rather than individual health. 

March

  • The Senior published Fairfax’s report on Professor Jennie Brand-Miller’s research into Australians’ soft drink and added sugar consumption, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Dr Alistair Senior from the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed on ABC PM about a new study that found calorie restriction does not guarantee lifespan extension. 
  • The Charles Perkins Centre is seeking older Australians to take part in a new meal delivery trial to test how dietary changes affect late-life health, reported Pharmacy Daily. Co-lead investigator Alison Gosby, postdoctoral fellow at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, was also interviewed on Talking Lifestyle.
  • Gulf News (UAE) referenced a study by Associate Professor Greg Neely and Dr Kevin Wang from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science examining food consumption in fruit flies and mice when given food containing sucralose.
  • Dr Melody Ding from the School of Public Health was interviewed on ABC Radio (Melbourne, Sydney) and WS FM Sydney about a new study that found eating three to four serves of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress. The Adelaide Advertiser, Nine.com.au, SBS Online, Fox News (US), Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times, Senior Au, 2SM Sydney, 2GB Sydney, 5AA Adelaide, Cruise Adelaide, 4BC Brisbane, 4KQ Brisbane, 6PR Perth, Curtin FM, Power FM and Daily Mail also reported on the research findings. 
  • South China Morning Post referenced a study by Associate Professor Greg Neely and Dr Kevin Wang from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science examining food consumption in fruit flies and mice when given food containing sucralose.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the health benefits of eating whole foods with minimal processing. 
  • Daily Mail quoted Professor Stephen Simpson from the Charles Perkins Centre about what constitutes a good diet at different stages of life. 
  • Business Standard (India) quoted Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, about new research suggesting eating protein daily reduces heart disease and cancer risk in old age.
  • Stuff (New Zealand) quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the health benefits of eating whole foods with minimal processing.
  • Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in Executive Style, Sydney Morning Herald and Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) about a new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic on whether high-intensity interval training can prevent cellular ageing. 
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age reported scientists, bioethicists and clinicians will meet at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney to discuss the future of gene editing and whether current laws reflect public attitudes.