Published Research

The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan
The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan
25 February 2014

You cannot simply look in the mirror and know your blood-pressure level. It remains a silent indicator of the health of your heart and the network of blood vessels and organs that maintain blood supply throughout your body. What is clear though is that if you maintain your blood pressure at normal levels, it will have a significant bearing on your health and longevity.

To provide you with an overview of high and low blood pressure and its impact on your health, heart and nutrition experts have come together to write this book. It includes the ideal targets that you and your healthcare team should aim for, important advice on the treatments you might be prescribed if you have high blood pressure, and the benefits of simple but highly effective lifestyle changes you might make to improve your overall health.

The book provides more than 80 delicious recipes to get you on the road to reducing your blood pressure. These include baked lamb with eggplant, tomato and mint pilaf; homemade gnocchi with walnut and parsley pesto; pork skewers with sweet potato oven fries and pineapple and capsicum salsa; and chocolate, pistachio and date meringue. Click here  for several gratis recipes. 

The book retails for $35 and is available now from all good book stores. You can also purchase a copy via our online store

Baker IDI Annual Report 2012
Baker IDI Annual Report 2012
14 November 2013

In 2012, the science community marked the anniversary of some game-changing moments including the 10th anniversary of the human genome project, and the discovery of the Higgs Boson-like particle. Such discoveries are especially exciting as we realise the potential of ‘big science', reminding us of the enormous capabilities that large scale facilities and clusters of scientists working across international borders can achieve. 

Baker IDI has a long and proud history of international collaboration and it is fitting that this latest report highlights our diverse international footprint.

 

Out of Sight - A Report into Diabetic Eye Disease in Australia
Out of Sight - A Report into Diabetic Eye Disease in Australia
8 October 2013

This is the first comprehensive overview on the impact of diabetic eye disease, specifically diabetic retinopathy. The report, authored by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Centre for Eye Research Australia, was sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia.

CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book
The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book
4 September 2013

If you have type 2 diabetes, you are not alone. More than 1.5 million Australians have diabetes, and more than twice that number are likely to develop diabetes in the next five to ten years. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be controlled so you can lead a normal life. The right eating plan, regular exercise and, where necessary, diabetes medication, can make all the difference.

The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book provides more than 100 delicious recipes for every occasion - from feeding a family to hosting an elegant dinner party. You may even be surprised to find things on the menu you thought you'd never eat again - from smoothies and french toast to panna cotta and parfait, from roast dinners to curries and pasta dishes.

In conjunction with the information and advice given in The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan, this collection of recipes will help you improve your health, manage your weight and feed your family and friends healthy, satisfying and tasty food.

The book retails for $35 and is available now from all good book stores. You can also purchase a copy via our online store

Baker IDI Annual Report 2011
Baker IDI Annual Report 2011
5 October 2012

From a strategic review of the sector to discoveries and awards; there is much to report and a great deal to celebrate.

Baker IDI 2010 Report
Baker IDI 2010 Report
7 November 2011

In 2011, the Institute is celebrating 85 years since the founding of the Baker Medical Research Institute. As we reflect on the achievements of the past with a sense of collegiate pride, we look forward to a dynamic future, in which health and medical research is embedded in the health reform process and where translation of that research into health and medical practice remains central to the goal of discovery.

The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan
The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan
2 May 2011

The benefits of a comprehensive approach to good health, including the need for both healthy food choices and physical activity, has been a key area of focus during the launch of the The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan in early May.