Dietary patterns were monitored over the study using a validated Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) which has provided information on the frequency of foods consumed and nutrient intake. Beverage consumption including tea and coffee, was also measured at different time points in the study
Biomarkers of bone, vascular, and cognitive health were collected at several time points during the 15-year follow up period. Self-reported medication use and hospitalisation and mortality data collected from the Hospital Morbidity Data System (HMDS), coded using ICD-10, is available.
Structural measures of bone and vascular health including Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry scans of spine, hip and whole body, morphology and quantitative computed tomography was assessed as well as fracture status.
Over the past 20 years, PLSAW has attracted more than $2.65 million of competitive grant funding
PLSAW has provided a successful platform for the completion of dozens of PhD, Masters and Honours students
The project has resulted in more than 100 scientific articles with local, national and international collaborators