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Obesity, Health, Social Disadvantage and Environment in Australia : Relationships and Policy Implications [ 2004-12-31 - 2009-01-09 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0455737]

Researchers: Prof Graeme Hugo (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Richard Ruffin (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Robert Adams (Partner Investigator) ,  Ms Anne Taylor (Partner Investigator) ,  A/Prof Gary Wittert (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Obesity, Health, Social Disadvantage and Environment in Australia : Relationships and Policy Implications. The association between excess body fat and numerous health problems has been well documented. The significant increase in the proportion of Australians obese and overweight in the last 20 years has important implications for the well being of Australians and the costs of the health system. Developing effective policies to reverse this trend is dependant upon achieving better understanding of the inter-related social, economic, environmental and medical causes of obesity and its effects. This study seeks to extend this understanding through innovative analysis of a unique survey of 4,000 adults in northwestern Adelaide and develop recommendations for effective policy intervention.

Funding Amount $910,395

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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