Researchers at Swansea University are recruiting children in the South Wales area aged between 10 and 18 for participation in a potentially life-changing project to help prevent the possible development of Type-2 Diabetes in the future.
ENRICH-Swansea (Exercise and Nutrition Research In Child Health) operated through Swansea University’s Applied Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine Research Centre (A-STEM) is part of a wider European Study called PREVIEW which has received €9 million in funding from the EU and is being rolled out across eight universities globally.
PhD student Nils Swindell, who works at A-STEM has been instrumental in setting up the program. He said: “The risk factors for Type-2 Diabetes develop during childhood and we are addressing these risk factors through ENRICH-Swansea.”
“The aim of the program is initially to assess children to see if they are at risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes in the future. The program then offers guidance on increasing physical activity and eating a healthy diet to manage a healthy body weight and prevent the development of Type-2 Diabetes later in life.”
“We would urge anyone between 10 and 18 who may be concerned about their risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes to take part. Risk factors include: a family history of Type-2 diabetes; being above a healthy weight and not getting enough exercise.”
To find out more, or to participate in the project please contact Nils Swindell at Swansea University: Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 07444 324 147. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enrich.swansea.
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