[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT0550923]
Dr Anne Corbould
Brief description Obesity is a common problem which can lead to development of diabetes and heart disease. One of the major mechanisms by which obesity leads to these diseases involves a defect in the ability of insulin to stimulate uptake of glucose into cells. We have found that excess of the sex hormone testosterone in women can contribute to this defect in tissues. This study will investigate why testosterone causes this defect in females and whether this defect can be prevented using existing drug therapies.
Funding Amount $245,022.00
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Health Professional Research ECF