Lifestyle risks for chronic disease among Australian adolescents: a cross‐sectional survey

22 November 2021

Professor Leanne Hides from UQ's School of Psychology is the Chief Investigator on a new paper linking lifestyle risks with chronic disease in adulthood, and is also leading the Queensland arm of the study. 

Released in the Medical Journal of Australia, the research examined the prevalence of physical inactivity, poor diet, alcohol use, smoking, poor sleep, and excessive recreational screen time which are lifestyle risk factors that emerge during adolescence and continue into adulthood. 

These major lifestyle risk factors were examined in a large sample of Australian adolescents, analysing cross‐sectional data from the Health4Life Study, a cluster randomised controlled trial of an e‐health intervention at 71 schools in 2019. 

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