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Research Areas.

Research areas for the MAILES study include:

Psychosocial

Stress & Socio-economic status (SES)
Subjective (MacArthur scales) vs objective SES markers
Status inconsistency & health outcomes
Social dominance
Financial & social support

Sleep

In-home polysomnography testing (WatchPAT, Embletta)
Obstructive sleep apnea prevalence & disease
Shiftwork
Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) paper
Sleep & obesity
Obstructive sleep apena predictive measure
Posture & Sleep disordered breathing (SDB)
Instrument and scale comparison studies

Sex Steroids

Secular decline in sex steroids (testosterone (T), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estradiol (E2), sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), luteinising hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH))
Comparison of various testosterone (T) measures (total testosterone (radioimmunoassay, mass spectrometry), free T, bioavailable T)
Sex steroids & endocrine disruptors (Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates)
T, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and relation to incident diabetes
Geospatial changes & T

Sexual health / Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) & erectile dysfunction (ED) - mechanisms
LUTS / ED and inflammation
LUTS / ED and endocrine disruptors
LUTS / ED and medication patterns

Diabetes

Prevalence (incl undiagnosed) and predictors
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), testosterone (T) & incident type 2 diabetes
Insulin resistance & changes to body composition

Health Service Usage

Pharmaco-epidemiology in men
Health service utilisation in men
Men's preferences for health services

Mental health

Depression and modifiable factors
Anxiety (PHQ)-prevalence and predictors
Quality of life determinants
Depression & cytokine exposure

Other

Environmental exposures
Health literacy
Fractures and body composition
Life events and health outcomes
Nutritional intake / alcohol & health
Health-related quality of life and disability
Behavioural (lifestyle) risk factors

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