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MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 20, 2022 12:47 PM

Clinical trial will test drug treatment for prevention of de...

A commonly used treatment for diabetes may hold the key to slowing cognitive decline to prevent dementia. This Phase 3 clinical trial is seeking participants.

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 24, 2020 05:53 AM

Treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline

A six-year study of older Australians with type 2 diabetes has uncovered a link between metformin use, slower cognitive decline and lower dementia rates.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 19, 2019 08:04 AM

Research reveals no link between statins and memory loss

Over six years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia.

Jul 18, 2019 08:39 PM

Clinical trial to test diabetes treatment for dementia

The Federal Government has awarded Professor Katherine Samaras a prestigious project grant to carry out critical dementia research.

Jul 08, 2019 11:12 AM

Genomic ‘map’ reveals not all fat is equal

Garvan and CSIRO researchers have uncovered key differences underlying harmful and non-harmful fat.

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 15, 2013 03:05 PM

Rapid reversal of diabetes after gastric banding surgery

Clinical researchers from Garvan and St. Vincent’s Hospital have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as ‘gastric banding’, brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of gluco...

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 19, 2013 04:05 PM

NSW lifestyle medicine program for severe mental illness ada...

A lifestyle medicine program designed in New South Wales to combat the dramatic weight gain and metabolic decline associated with anti-psychotic drug use, has recently been adapted in the United Kingdom. It has been offe...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 18, 2013 01:00 AM

The genes that drive soft drink consumption and weight gain

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, published online today, endocrinologists from Garvan applauded a study in the October 11 issue showing a direct correlation between consumption of sugary soft drinks, o...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 11, 2012 04:05 PM

Fighting illnesses that accompany the latest anti-psychotic ...

Anti-psychotic drugs for treating serious mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, are effective and often life-saving but come with unwelcome side effects. They dramatically increase weight as well a...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 20, 2010 03:00 PM

The remarkable effects of fat loss on the immune system

Garvan scientists have shown for the first time that even modest weight loss reverses many of the damaging changes often seen in the immune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes.