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Obesity and diabetes prevention study – T4DM Recruitment closing soon

Are you, a male friend or partner finding it difficult to lose weight? Being overweight and carrying extra weight around your waist, particularly if you are over 50 years of age, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Once you develop type 2 diabetes your body becomes resistant to insulin. If untreated, this resistance causes increased […]

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Reducing the burden of OSA and diabetes in men by dual assessment

Dr Sarah Appleton, FFCMH Research Fellow, and colleagues are soon to published their research in the Journal of Sleep Medicine that provides clear evidence of a link between untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in men and the development of Type-2 Diabetes.  In their study, 736 men free of diabetes underwent home sleep studies and their […]

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Baby Boomers Vs Gen X males – Who are healthier?

PhD candidate Rhiannon Pilkington has recently published her research findings comparing the health of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1965) with Generation X (1966-1980) at the same age of 25-44 years, in the medical journal PLOS One. Rhiannon’s co-authors and supervisors were Associate Professor Anne Taylor, Professor Graham Hugo and Professor Gary Wittert from the University of […]

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Study offering free health checks for men at work

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are calling for more South Australian businesses with a large male workforce to sign up for free health checks, as part of a major study that aims to prevent diabetes in men aged 50 and over. The University of Adelaide is leading the study, which is investigating whether testosterone […]

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Obesity trial still recruiting men – Thurs 7 Nov public information session

Are you, a male friend or partner finding it difficult to lose weight? Being overweight and carrying extra weight around your waist, particularly if you are over 50 years of age, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Once you develop type 2 diabetes your body becomes resistant to insulin. If untreated, this resistance causes increased […]

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AOD9604 and obesity

29 July 2013 – Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Senior Endocrinologist was invited onto ABC Radio Grandstand Breakfast to answer questions on whether the drug AOD9604, at the centre of the Essendon Football Club story, is an approved anti-obesity drug. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-29/grandstand-breakfast-july-29/4849742      (10mins from end of podcast) Professor […]

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World leading research in Adelaide: Is there a better way to prevent type 2 diabetes in men?

Type 2 diabetes (diabetes) is an increasingly common problem. When present it reduces overall quality of life and increases the risks for heart attacks and strokes, loss of sexual function, troublesome urinary symptoms, loss of cognitive function and even dementia, kidney failure, blindness, painful foot and leg problems and many cancers. The health care costs […]

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