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Who maintains their BMI? Characteristics of women whose BMI does not change over 15 years.
Weight gain is an important issue as the number of obese and overweight adults in Australia continues to increase, despite current government efforts to address this issue. Rates of weight change are not the same in all body mass index (BMI) categories (underweight, acceptable weight, overweight and obese) over a period of time. In this research we will examine socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics, and annual rates of weight change in women who remain in the same weight category over a period of 15 years. Understanding the characteristics of women who do not gain weight may shed light on potential strategies for the prevention of weight gain.
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Enamul Kabir
Dr Sjaan Gomersall
Dr Bronwyn Clark