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dc.contributor.authorMickleson, Laura Jane
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-08T23:29:41Z
dc.date.available2020-09-08T23:29:41Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/15599
dc.descriptionEmbargoed until 1 March 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground:  The  burden  of  overweight  and  obesity  continues  to  rise  throughout  the  world,   including  New  Zealand  (NZ).  Obesity  prevalence  differs  among  ethnic  groups  in  NZ  and  this   is  associated  with  considerable  health  inequities.  For  example,  Pacific  peoples  living  in  NZ   have  higher  rates  of  obesity-­‐related  health  issues,  compared  to  NZ  Europeans.   Understanding  the  link  between  body  composition  and  metabolic  health  is  essential  for  the   development  of  more  effective  preventative  and  intervention  strategies  for  different   population  groups,  who  may  have  different  metabolic  disease  risk  profiles.   Aims:  This  research  aims  to,  firstly  investigate  metabolic  biomarkers  and  endocrine   regulators  in  two  distinct  groups  of  women  with  different  body  fat  profiles  (normal  and   obese)  and  of  high  metabolic  disease  risk  (Pacific  women)  or  moderate  metabolic  disease   risk  (NZ  European  women);  and  secondly,  to  compare  different  approaches  of  assessing   body  composition  and  fat  distribution  and  their  relationship  with  metabolic  and  endocrine   profiles.   Design:  A  cross-­‐sectional  study  conducted  in  304  Pacific  and  NZ  European  women  aged  18-­‐ 45  years.  Anthropometry,  a  range  of  body  composition  and  fat  distribution  measurement   approaches,  metabolic  biomarkers  (including  lipids,  markers  of  glucose  metabolism  and   inflammation  markers)  and  endocrine  regulators  (insulin  and  leptin)  will  be  investigated.--Shortened abstracten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectHealth and hygieneen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectMetabolismen_US
dc.subjectDisorders|en_US
dc.subjectEndocrine glandsen_US
dc.subjectDiseasesen_US
dc.subjectObesityen_US
dc.subjectAnthropometryen_US
dc.subjectBody compositionen_US
dc.subjectMeasurementen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the relationships between body fat distribution, metabolic biomarkers and endocrine regulators in Pacific and New Zealand European women : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. EMBARGOED until 1 March 2021en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition and Dieteticsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc111102 Dietetics and Nutrigenomicsen


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