Diet and Healthy Ageing
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|A/Professor Allison Hodgefirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
|Professor Cassandra Szoekeemail@example.com||Personal web page|
Several studies have described the benefit of lifestyle change for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. For example smoking, alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating diet have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‐ups, small sample sizes, and most have examined the Mediterranean diet. Furthermore the frequency and intensity of lifestyle alteration is still not defined.
In this project we examine a 20 year longitudinal dataset to determine the influence of diets on cognitive performance and health. You will have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. This project will provide clinical skills experience as it involves direct hands-on participant evaluation, and will suit a student with an interest in nutrition who is interested in publishing findings.
This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.