University of Canberra Health Research Institute
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Bruce ACT 2601
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The LOOK study is a longitudinal study beginning in childhood and finishing in old age.
Participants were initially 8 years of age and living in Canberra when the study started in 2005. Measurements were taken at age 8, 10, 12 and 16 years of age. Over this period, we assessed their physical activity, fitness, and nutritional intake to determine relationships with their bone health, risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, motor coordination, and wellbeing.
The next measurement phase is the Early Adult Phase planned to start in late 2024 to 2025 when the cohort is 28 years of age.
We hope the results will provide health and education policy makers with solid data on which to improve health and wellbeing in the 21st century.
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UC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Bruce campus is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we gather.