MAILES Longitudinal Male Ageing Study Research Group
The Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) study is Australia's largest and longest running study on male health and wellbeing with ageing.
2,584 South Australian men aged 35 to 80 years (at recruitment) have been assessed over time, providing data that continues to improve our understanding of risk factors for, and early warning signs of, diabetes, poor heart and metabolic health, sexual health, musculoskeletal health, cancer and mental health, and men's use of health services.
Data collected includes chronic medical conditions, risk factors, prior surgery, overall health status, quality of life, medication use, anthropometry, body composition, demographic, psycho-social and economic factors, as well as plasma and urine samples.
For further information on MAILES, accessing data and student project opportunities, visit the MAILES study.
Professor Gary Wittert
Professor Gary Wittert is Mortlock Professor and Head of the Discipline of Medicine, and Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide. He is a Senior Consultant Epidemiologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Senior Principal Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His research expertise includes nutrition, obesity, cardio-metabolic disease, appetite regulation and intermediary metabolism, andrology, men's health, and health services.
- South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
- New England Research Institute - Watertown, Massachusetts, United States of America
- Anzac Research Institute - New South Wales
- University of Sydney - New South Wales
- University of Western Sydney - New South Wales
- Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)
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