[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/490348]
Dr Jaquelyne Hughes
Brief description Indigenous Australians bare a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney failure. The metabolic syndrome (the combination of obesity, insulin-resistance, abnormal lipids, and hypertension) is a common occurrence and important risk factor for the above chronic conditions in this population. Further study of the relationship of fat distribution, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, diabetes and CKD is of benefit to understand and prevent mortality in this population.
Funding Amount $AUD 119,644.39
Funding Scheme NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships
Training Scholarship for Aboriginal Health Research