Research Thesis Topic
Consequences of Maintaining Long Term Acceptable Weight: Evidence from Longitudinal Study
The adverse effect of weight gain on health and wellbeing is well documented. Many research studies have investigated the effects of overweight and obesity on numerous chronic conditions, but maintaining long term acceptable weight is yet to be investigated. A person is identified as an acceptable weight if his/her body mass index (BMI) is less than 25 (kh/m^2). This project will examine the effect of maintaining long-term acceptable weight on health and wellbeing. Secondary data will be collected from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) involving three age cohorts (young, middle-aged and older women). This project will also compare the outcome with those who don’t maintain acceptable weight for a long time. This data will also be compared with the available data sources from developing countries. Depending on the time and cost, this project also aims to collect some primary data from Australian university students and the results will be compared with those of both developed and developing countries. Understanding the characteristics of people who do remain in the acceptable weight range may shed light on potential strategies for the prevention of weight gain.
- School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
- School of Health and Wellbeing
- Public Health and Health Services
- Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
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