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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous diabetes study

 

Overview

Previous research studies by the Monash University Centre for Obesity Research and Education have shown that weight loss leads to improvements in type 2 diabetes for non-Indigenous people. The aim of this study is to test if the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) approach to weight loss and diabetes treatment is an acceptable option for Indigenous people, and if they will be able to follow the compliance needs to achieve a good result. Researchers hope to recruit a total of 30 Indigenous people to take part in the study. Participants will need to be living in the region of Shepparton and attending the Rumbalara Health Service.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Centre for Obesity Research and Education
Level 6, The Alfred Centre
99 Commercial Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Ph: (03) 9903 0725
Fax: (03) 9903 0717

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Last updated: 24 October 2011
 
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