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Project title: Identifying mechanisms causal in excess fat consumption.
Area of research: Dietary intervention assessing role of dietary fat on taste, satiety, and food preference.
Chief Investigators involved with the project: Associate Professor Russell Keast and Professor Caryl Nowson from Deakin University, and Dr Conor Delahunty from CSIRO, Adelaide.
Obesity is a significant public health problem, yet some individuals are less susceptible to the development of obesity. High fat eating patterns are associated with overweight/obesity. Research conducted by the Chief Investigators has shown a reduced sensitivity to dietary fat (adaptation) causes people to over consume fat, resulting in development of overweight and obesity.
The scholarship is available with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). C-PAN is a multi-disciplinary research centre recognised internationally for its expertise in physical activity and nutrition. This scholarship is based at Deakin University’s Melbourne Burwood Campus. The scholarship is linked with the “Identifying why some people consume excess dietary fat - A twin study” project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
$24,653 per annum for 3 years, tax exempt.
Please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply/apply-for-a-research-degree
Please read the scholarship terms and conditions (131 KB) of award.
Contact details for the project: Associate Professor Russell Keast, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 03 92446944.