Navigation Links
The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders

In an attempt to understand why north Queenslanders are becoming so fat, a new group has been formed.

The team comprises medical experts// from Townsville's James Cook University (JCU). Their task would beto explore the reasons behind the region's growing waistline. The parameters studied would be everything from its steamy temperatures to its vast and sprawling distances.

"Most obesity research has been conducted in metropolitan districts and in relatively temperate climates in Europe and the United States," said Professor Lee Kennedy from JCU. He further added,"But I think we have to understand how chronic diseases should be managed and how they're caused in a tropical environment with the sort of unique population we have here."

"We know that a big part of the population up here is quite healthy because of the work in agriculture, and there's a lot of people from overseas who have been screened for conditions, like diabetes, and don't have them," Prof Kennedy said.

"And we know there is quite a young population overall, so it is quite surprising that the prevalence of diseases like diabetes is just as bad as the rest of Australia, and that presentations with coronary problems are actually more common here than most of Australia."

"It's much harder in hotter climates for people to exercise. I think it's also probably harder for people to spend time shopping and preparing food, and convenience food, like everywhere, is plentiful and relatively inexpensive up here," he said. "In the really remote north, fresh fruit and vegetables are actually relatively expensive."Then there's also the issue of distances, with a lot of people spending a lot of time in cars and a lot of people employed as long distance drivers."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!
2. Genetic mystery behind muscle development unraveled.
3. Cholesterol mystery solved through research mice
4. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
5. Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India
6. Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis
7. Northeast To Get Mega Rural Health Mission
8. North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems
9. New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China
10. Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast
11. Rise In Obesity Among North Qeenslanders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... MEDI+SIGN®, a provider ... that a new solution for Emergency Departments (ED) has been added to their ... Emergency Department examination rooms, and with a simplified pallet of information available to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority ... care and patient safety. Only a few hospitals and facilities have earned this ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Seavest ... Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, has won a prestigious national healthcare ... Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was named “Best New Development, MOBs and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , ... Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Fairmont ... and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider ... products, today announced that it had joined the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI). ... unite pharmaceutical and healthcare companies that share a vision of better, social, environmental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... the largest share of the market in 2016 and ... dominance can be attributed to a large number of ... (US hold the largest share in the patient temperature ... benefits such as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Trends - Adhesion Type, Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" ... , ... Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 3.2% ... market is witnessing include advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and intracellular ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Quebec , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant ... and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results ... clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy ... the treatment of plaque psoriasis. ... subjects with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: