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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. The Institute’s work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Baker Specialist Clinics are located on the Alfred Research Alliance precinct in Melbourne and are one of the country's leaders in patient care, clinical outcomes, research and education.

The Institute's team includes cardiologists, diabetes physicians, bench-top scientists, epidemiologists, dietitians, psychologists, nurse educators, renal specialists, physical activity experts and more. Together, they are working to translate laboratory findings into new approaches to prevention, treatment and care for those living with or at risk of diabetes, heart disease and their complications.

Research projects and clinical trials underway at the Baker Institute have the potential to change the face of medicine. Often, this groundbreaking research would not be possible without volunteers participating in clinical trials.

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Last reviewed: December 2018

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Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) is a type of healthy fat found in a variety of foods.

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Dietary fats

Healthy ‘unsaturated’ fats should be included in your diet everyday. This may help improve your overall heart health. Unhealthy ‘saturated and trans’ fats should be limited.

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High blood pressure and salt

If you have high blood pressure, lowering your salt intake may reduce your blood pressure.

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Label reading

This fact sheet gives you guidance on understanding how to read nutrition information panels to help you identify healthy choices.

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Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) management

Hypoglycaemia occurs when your blood glucose levels are too low (less than 4.0mmol/l).

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Soft drinks could be linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Report reveals Australian soft drinks have higher levels of glucose that could be linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

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Alcohol recommendations

The National Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption recommend limiting alcohol intake to no more than 2.0 standard drinks per day for men and women.

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Dietary fibre

Dietary fibre includes parts of plant foods that do not fully digest and pass through our stomach and bowel without much change. Eating a high fibre diet provides health benefits, many of which we are still learning about.

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Making Healthy Meals

Even when preparing healthy meals, it is important to consider portion sizes of different foods

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Deciphering dangerous messages from fat - Media Release

We all carry a certain amount of fat — but did you know that fat sends messages to the immune system that can affect our risk of diabetes and other diseases?

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