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Investigating the association between sleeping behaviour and diet in women of childbearing age.
Sleep disruption is an independent and strong risk factor for obesity. Maternal obesity prior to conception and during pregnancy can alter the intrauterine environment, increasing the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and impact upon the health of offspring. Emerging evidence indicates that sleep may be an important but underrated factor to consider when defining a successful weight loss intervention. To date, there is limited research conducted in representative samples of women with stratification by age, while studies evaluating the relationship between sleep and diet consider only the role of sleep duration. This study will investigate the association between sleeping behaviour patterns (including sleep duration and related symptoms) and dietary intake in a population-based cohort of Australian women of childbearing age.
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Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Michelle Blumfield
Prof Helen Truby
Dr Sean Cain
Mr Zarrara Zia
Prof Terry Haines
Ms Christie Bennett