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This Menzies School of Health Research project investigated the relationship of body fat distribution, obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. MS is a combination of disorders including glucose intolerance, high blood pressure, obesity and abnormal blood fat levels which if untreated can lead to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It has also been diagnosed in clients with chronic kidney disease and albuminuria (leakage of protein from the kidneys).
The project contributed information towards the Menzies School of Health Research project: Accurate assessment of renal function and progression of chronic kidney disease in Indigenous Australians (eGFR study).
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
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