Liggins Institute

A healthy start for a healthy life

Research leaders explain why we should be worried about the rise of non-communicable diseases.


Nearly 70% of the world's population dies from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Liggins Institute research has shown these conditions begin early in development and that good nutrition before and during pregnancy and throughout life is important for creating and maintaining ongoing health and minimising the risks of obesity and NCDs.

In this series of videos Health Sciences student Hannah Burgess talks to senior researchers at the Liggins Institute about non-communicable disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Non-communicable diseases

Nutrition obesity and exercise

Type 2 diabetes