The Diabesity Crisis: How can we make a difference symposium showcased the latest national and international research on diabetes and obesity from top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital on Friday 17 March, 2017. Featuring a programme of top speakers the videos …

  • April 7, 2017

The ‘cost’ of sugar forum in March sold out very quickly and was a huge hit with the audience. Thanks to Radio New Zealand you now have chance to listen to the lively debate in full. The forum will be broadcast: 9.06am on Friday 14 …

Research led by the University of Otago, Wellington has found that a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and lowers fasting blood sugar. Associate Professor Rinki Murphy, a member of Healthier Lives Science Leadership Team, co-authored the study. …

  • March 30, 2017

Mark Sainsbury interviews Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Healthier Lives co-principal investigator, about good sugar, bad sugar, and sneaky sugar on RadioLIVE. Following on from the recent ‘The cost of sugar’ forum that Healthier Lives co-hosted with Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, and A Better …

Professor Tony Blakely, Healthier Lives principal investigator, is a co-author of a recent paper exploring the impact of food taxes and subsidies on health gains. The study applied the potential impact to the population of Australia. Findings included additional healthy-life years (2.1 years per 100 …