As numbers of diagnoses have accumulated, Health 2020 research has increasingly focused on some of the less common cancers which cause more than half of all cancer deaths in Australia. Health 2020 participants have contributed to our understanding of risk factors, including genetic variants associated with these cancers.
Research continues on the effect of calcium intake on heart and bone health. This research suggests the recommended daily intake of calcium is likely to be beneficial for more than healthy bones.
Vitamin D is needed for strong healthy bones. Vitamin D exists in different forms, each of which may be associated with other health outcomes.
Health 2020 research has shown that exercise may be beneficial for eye health.
A Health 2020 participant shares how she supports the work of Cancer Council Victoria.
Hundreds of scientific papers have been published using data from Health 2020 participants. A large proportion of this research has involved research collaborators from across Australia and around the world.