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This study investigates the relationship of body fat distribution and 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).
Menzies School of Health Research
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