Study area
Healthy Aging
Chronic Disease

Principal investigator

S Smith (Pennington)
J Lovejoy
Project period
September 2003 - 2007

This observational study examines changes in body composition, energy intake and physical activity in a cohort of 160 perimenopausal women.  Annual assessments will be conducted for 7 years to determine the impact of changing reproductive hormone concentrations on body fatness, fat distribution, energy balance and insulin resistance.