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Stir-fried chicken and vegetables

Stir-fried chicken and vegetables
Here's an easy way to pack some protein and nutritious veggies into a quick meal.
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The best exercise choices for beginners

The best exercise choices for beginners
With all the choices out there today and mixed messages on what is the absolute best type of exercise, it can be daunting deciding which exercise will win your heart and give you the best bang for your buck – financially and with regard to fitness outcomes. Here's how to get started if you're a beginner to exercise.
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Meet our Illuminate Award winners

Meet our Illuminate Award winners

The HRI's annual Illuminate event recognises the achievements of some of our best and brightest early career researchers. Meet this year's award winners.

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A celebration of science: Illuminate

A celebration of science: Illuminate

This year, the Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, celebrated and recognised some of our most up-and-coming scientists, as well as the contributions of women to medical research.

Held at the The Women’s College, The University of Sydney, the event was attended by distinguished guests and supporters from the scientific community, including The Hon Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research.

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4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until the GP calls wanting to discuss the results from a yearly blood test check-up. It’s in that moment that you may start to wonder.

While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part. One of the main ways our diet can help lower cholesterol is by reducing LDL cholesterol – known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol and associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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