The Raine Study is well recognised as the longest one and one of only a handful of successful lifecycle studies in the World and over 27 years, over 400 publications have shared results from the study. Our research findings have been diverse: from the safety of ultrasounds; to bullying; to how the Western diet influences academic performance; and the effects of genes on immunity.


Findings from the Raine Study are published in media across the world. The following are an example of recently published media statements.


  • Vitamin D and Bone Mass, Medical News Bulletin, 3 August 2017: Vitamin D levels may help children, particularly males, develop optimal peak bone mass.
  • Fatty Livers,, 14 July 2017 : Teenagers who are overweight or whose parents were overweight have a greater chance of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Breastfeeding benefits, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30 June 2017: Babies who are fed only breast milk for the first three months of life appear to be much more likely to maintain a healthy weight trajectory, with the benefits possibly lasting through to early adulthood.
  • Breastfeeding and Fatty Liver, 12 June 2017:  Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents.
  • Healthy IVF babies, The West Australian, 31 May 2017: The risk of birth defects in IVF babies has declined.
  • Obesity and our genes, Science Daily, 26 April 2017: A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth.


  • Posture and neck pain, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 December 2016: Poor posture is often blamed for neck pain but a study challenges this widely held belief.
  • Television and Bone Health, Science Daily, 7 July 2016: Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years.
  • Low fat dairy, SBS, 9 February 2016: There’s no real difference between full-fat dairy and its lighter alternative.


 Contact for all Media Enquiries: Lorelei Campbell, Raine Study Communications Manager, or Mobile: 0432 163 334


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