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Understanding the relationships between weight gain, physical activity and indicators of women's reproductive health.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the relationships between weight gain, physical activity and aspects of young women's reproductive health, with a focus on the potential effects of physical activity and menstrual irregularities on weight-reproductive health relationships.We will examine relationships between weight gain and indicators of reproductive health in young women (ability to have children, use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), use of fertility hormones, PCOS, endometriosis etc). As women gain weight, they may develop menstrual irregularities that are precursors to infertility. However, physical activity may modify the relationship between weight gain and these health outcomes. The results will inform the development of practices which may help to establish better reproductive health in young women.

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Prof Wendy Brown
Ms Gabriela Mena
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Gregore Mielke