Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Lifestyle clusters and cardiovascular disease
The relationship between lifestyle and disease has largely been explored by investigating the effect of single risk behaviours on disease outcomes. Many people are actually exposed to the combined effects of some or all of: an unhealthy diet (low intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, fish and high intake of red and processed meat), being overweight or obese; physical inactivity and smoking. However, few studies have examined the relationship between lifestyle clusters and outcomes, including cardiovascular disease. This project aims to identify clusters of lifestyle behaviour in mid-age women included in ALSWH, and relate these patterns to cardiovascular disease.

Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Gerrie-Cor Gast
Dr Caroline Jackson
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Wendy Brown