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

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The Baker IDI Healthy Cholesterol Diet and Lifestyle Plan

Introducing Baker IDI's new book on cholesterol

This publication tells you what you need to know about cholesterol - including what causes it, complications, medication and strategies for reducing it. In addition, there are more than 80 simple, nutritious recipes to help manage your cholesterol.
Obesity and equality event

Free public forum, 4 Aug 2015

Exploring the relationship between social disadvantage and obesity

You are invited to a free public forum in Melbourne which will examine obesity prevention policies likely to improve social inequalities in obesity. Learn about interventions that are having an impact in countries such as the US and the UK.
Professor Thomas Marwick

Baker IDI appoints new director

Heart research | Diabetes research

Community to Benefit from Investment in Research Fund

Baker IDI and cycling

Building partnerships to drive better health

Baker IDI contributes to better health by forming partnerships with industry and communities of interest, such as the cycling community, to promote awareness of optimum approaches to the prevention and management of disease.

Baker IDI's new app is coming

In partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, we are using technology to take action against prolonged sitting to create a healthier Australia. The YoYo app, which aims to support people to get out of their chairs more often, will be launched soon.
Make this moment count

Make this moment count

When Maria went to Tasmania on a holiday with her husband Eddie in 2004, she was looking foward to a week away from work and the opportunity to try and forget about her health problems that were caused from a life living with type 1 diabetes.
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Our Research

Baker IDI's Research

Baker IDI's research is based on the notion of a disease continuum from birth to death, with the aim of treating, managing and preventing disease at any stage.

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The Brain Breaks Study

Researchers are looking for healthy people aged between 55-80 with a BMI between 25 and 40 (kg/m2 ).

Psych Research Participants Wanted

We are looking for volunteers with a major depressive disorder to participate in clinical research.

Are you a fainter?

We are looking for participants aged 18-50 who suffer from recurrent fainting or near fainting spells due to Vasovagal Syncope to participate in a trial investigating the benefit of a new medication - L-DOPS - in this condition.

Baker IDI Sleep Apnoea Study

Sleep study

We are looking for volunteers who are overweight/obese, to identify the best screening methods for a very common sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).


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