Improving metabolic fitness in Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander women: A pragmatic controlled trial of waist loss [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: The Womens Fitness Program

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Robyn Mcdermott (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Margaret Cargo Prof Garry Egger

Brief description Torres Strait Islanders have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Australia and weight gain in young women can increase further the risk of diabetes for themselves and their babies. Waist loss can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. A pilot study in the Torres Strait in 2007, has demonstrated that this is achievable and acceptable in young Indigenous women. This proposal aims to conduct a larger trial, to look at effectiveness and sustainability of waist loss in young women.

Funding Amount $AUD 556,193.43

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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