Evaluation of a community-led nutrition and lifestyle program for weight loss and metabolic health: a randomised controlled trial.

  • Biggs, Beverley-Ann (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brimblecombe, Julie (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Christie, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wentworth, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dhurrkay, Joanne Garnggulkpuy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gurruwiwi, George (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hanieh, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clark, Bronwyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Harrison, Leonard Charles (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Braat, Sabine (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Trial Aims - In adults aged 30-60 years living in remote NE Arnhem Land, we will:
1. Determine the impact of HfH on weight loss at the end of the program (+4 months (m)) compared to usual care (Primary Outcome).
2. Determine the impact of HfH on other health indicators, compared to usual care:
• waist circumference, BMI and BP at +4 and +12 m, and weight at +12 m.
• diet, physical activity and quality of life at +4 and +12m.
• clinical biomarkers (fasting glucose, insulin, HBA1c, cholesterol and lipid profile; inflammatory markers) at +4 m and +12 m.
3. Understand Yolngu perspectives on the benefits and challenges of HfH, and its interface with Yolngu life and ways of experiencing health using ‘ground up’ participatory research.
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/22


  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia): A$1,518,143.99