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Nov 02,2015Over 5000 Baby Boomers Tested

The Busselton Health Study Centre recently tested its 5000th baby boomer as part of the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study.

Director Dr Michael Hunter said the study was one of the most detailed and comprehensive assessments of middle-aged adults in Australia.

“With over 5000 residents taking part since 2010 it is one of the largest surveys the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute has ever conducted and we thank the community for their participation,” he said.

The study is providing new information across a range of health conditions including back pain, hearing loss, cancer, cognition, sleep apnoea, mental health and vision disorders.

It involves a number of WA’s leading research groups from the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, The Lions Eye Institute and Ear Sciences Australia.

Dr Hunter said starting next year the centre would be inviting everyone back for their five-year follow-up assessments.

Study office co-ordinator Elspeth Inglis is urging anyone born between 1946-1964 living in the region who has not yet taken part and wishes to do so to contact the centre on 9754 0548.

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