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This study was a follow up to the DRUID study completed in 2009. The initial study investigated diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and other health conditions to gain an understanding of the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people in an urban setting of Darwin, Northern Territory.
In this study researchers aimed to look at how the health of the original participants has changed over time. Another aim of the study was also to identify the factors that may predict who gets the diseases and who stays healthy. It is hoped that the results of this study will help health professionals to diagnose and treat the risk factors earlier.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Elizabeth Barr
Menzies School of Health Research
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