High intensity interval training (HIT) is a recently developed exercise mode that improves fitness and some health markers in less time compared to traditional exercise guidelines. At Victoria University, we are investigating whether HIT sessions could become a realistic option for:
1. Overweight individuals and
2. To treat some symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Adult men born with low birth weight are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. Exercise can help normalise blood glucose levels in diabetics, but it is not known if adults born with low birth weight respond to exercise normally compared with normal birth weight men.
Study designed to evaluate the relationship between the genetic variations in metabolic enzymes and the variations in substrate metabolic profiles in the blood following low and high-intensity exercise.
This study will provide evidence of the true burden of osteoporosis in our ageing populations. The data can be used to direct policy change and will have great potential to translate research findings to improve government and community support for patients suffering osteoporosis-related health issues.
Sponsor initiated study:
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Merck, Sharp & Dohme Australia Ltd.
Studies have shown vitamin D reduces the risk of falls through its roles in bone metabolism, performance and muscle function. Understanding this link better could help a lot of people but especially those with bad joints who are particularly vulnerable to falls.
The purpose of this study is to see whether teriparatide, given for 6 months versus placebo, will improve the healing of hip (femoral neck) fractures that are repaired during surgery using certain types of orthopedic screws. The study will enroll men and postmenopausal women at least 50 years of age with a recent hip (femoral neck) fracture caused by low-trauma (for example, fall from standing height or less). The 24-month study will measure healing on X-rays, number of reoperations, recovery of walking ability, pain control, and quality of life.
A community, evidence-based, exercise, falls prevention and education program titled 'Osteo-cise: Better Bones for Life'. A collaborative project involving 3 centres (University of Melbourne, Western Hospital / Deakin University / Geelong Hospital) and Osteoporosis Victoria.