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News & Events - 2015

Dunedin Study article 4th top science story in 2015 The Dunedin Study Pace of Aging paper has been deemed the 4th top science story in 2015 by Science News » Adult high blood pressure risk identifiable in childhood Groups of people at risk of having high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood, new Dunedin Study research suggests » We have moved to Logan Park Drive, University Oval Short-term move » Alcohol and adverse sexual health outcomes tracked into late thirties Mixing alcohol and sex then regretting the consequences sounds like young people’s behaviour » Young social smokers more likely to become adult daily smokers Young people who have a cigarette occasionally—even just at weekends— have almost four times the odds of becoming a daily smoker by their late 30s compared to their non-smoking peers, according to recent results from the Dunedin Study published in an article in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research » Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties is the latest result to emerge from analysing data from participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study » The message gets through! A billboard in downtown Phoenix, USA, June 2015 » Dunedin Study receives funding from MBIE With Health Research Council funding about to run out, the Dunedin Study has been thrown a $641,000 lifeline by the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) » Waiting to start a family could be more problematic than thought More than a quarter of women and a fifth of men experience fertility difficulties by their late thirties – figures which are considerably higher than traditionally reported, newly published information from the Dunedin Study shows » Director takes on additional role as Chief Science Advisor to Ministry of Social Development Professor Richie Poulton, has recently been appointed to the new role of Chief Science Advisor for the NZ Ministry of Social Development, and will work to improve the use of evidence in policy development and advice » Study finds ‘social jetlag’ is associated with obesity-related disease New research from the Dunedin Study published in the International Journal of Obesity found an association between social jetlag (the difference in sleep pattern between work days and weekend), obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes »