16 year follow up follow up

THe sixteen/seventeen year old assessment was completed in June 2009. The Raine Study teenagers and their parents were asked to complete questionnaires and to come into TICHR to do a physical assessment (height, weight, strength, fitness etc). The teenagers and their parents also provide blood and DNA samples.

Over 1200 teenagers participated the 17 year follow up. Adolescence is a critical period for the development of both physical characteristics and psychological factors that determine lifelong health status. The 17 year follow up focused on several research areas including physical measurements, measures of fitness and motor competence, cardiovascular health and blood pressure, development of spinal pain, the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,  asthma and allergy, mood and mental health, nutrition and dietary patterns, cognitive functioning and stress. The Raine Study team thank all the participants and their parents who gave up their time to into TICHR and particpate in the follow up.

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Simone and Deb - Raine Study Teens

Specific areas of research include
  • Development of adolescent spinal pain,
  • Physical activity, physical fitness, motor competence
  • Cardiovascular health and blood pressure
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome and menstrual disorders
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Cognitive neuroscience, adolescent brain development
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning - stress hormones
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • The prevalence of abnormal iron indices and hereditary hemochromatosis.
  • The prevalence of coeliac disease.
  • Dietary patterns, mood and mental health
  • Childhood precursors of adult cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Asthma and atopy
  • Gene-environment interaction
Last updated 8 June 2012