Obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus

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Obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus are conditions where changes in a person’s lifestyle activities (nutrition and exercise) can have a significant impact on improving the condition, but can also have a major role in preventing the condition from occurring.

Our research covers all aspects related to obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus – such as examining underlying molecular mechanisms involved in onset and development of the condition, investigating the effect of nutrition and exercise as intervention and prevention strategies and identifying physiological and psychological barriers that may inhibit or promote lifestyle changes.

 

Research projects

  • Identifying therapeutic and diagnostic markers in the development of diabetic nephropathy
  • Identification of novel genes involved in onset, progression and development of Type II diabetes mellitus
  • Aerobic resistance training as a preventative medicine in metabolic syndrome
  • The effects of resistance training on health and lifestyle of adolescent females
  • Molecular changes in muscle in Pacific Islanders with type II diabetes undergoing resistance training
  • Needs of people with a new diagnosis of diabetes following an acute coronary syndrome event
  • Metabolic syndrome, Vitamin D and bone status in South Asian women

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