Ninety percent of Australian adults have a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) - a condition which claims one Australian life every 10 minutes.
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and hypertension is one of the major risk factors underlying the disease and is inadequately treated despite nearly $1b being spent on antihypertensive medications.
Relationship between carotid atherosclerosis and sodium and potassium intake in type 2 diabetes
Professor Peter Clifton has developed strategies to modify cardiovascular risk, and in recent years broadened the focus to the control of obesity and obesity-related conditions, including management of hyperglycaemia and disordered lipids in diabetic and insulin-resistant subjects, and strategies to modify macronutrient intake in order to optimise weight loss in the obese.
Effectiveness of a telephone supported lifestyle program (CLIP) in overweight or obese general practice patients
Professor Manny Noakes' research is in the area of dietary management in overweight and obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She is also interested in high protein and low carbohydrate diets, appetite regulation, weight management, and nutrition and cognitive function.