Investigators: A/Prof Peter Caputi, Prof Donald Iverson, Dr Christopher Magee (CI). The primary objective of this project was to examine the relationships between sleep duration, obesity and other health indicators in a large sample of Australian adults aged 45 years and over. Outcomes resulting from this research: Magee CA, Holliday EG, Attia J, Kritharides L, Banks E. Investigation of the relationship between sleep duration, all-cause mortality and pre-existing disease. Sleep Medicine [Internet] 2013 March 18. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2013.02.002 Magee C, Kritharides L, Attia J, McElduff P, Banks E. Short and long sleep duration are associated with prevalent cardiovascular disease in Australian adults. J Sleep Res 2012 Aug;21(4):441–7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00993.x Magee C, Caputi P, Iverson D. Relationships between self-rated health, quality of life and sleep duration in middle aged and elderly Australians. Sleep Med 2011 Apr;12(4):346–50. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2010.09.013 Magee C, Caputi P, Iverson D. Is Sleep Duration Associated With Obesity in Older Australian Adults? J Aging Health 2010 Dec;22(8):1235–55. doi: 10.1177/0898264310372780 Magee C, Iverson D, Caputi S. Short sleep mediates the association between long work hours and increased body mass index. J Behav Med 2011 Apr;34(2):83–91. doi: 10.1007/s10865-010-9287-3 Magee C, Iverson D, Caputi S. Sleep duration and obesity in middle-aged Australian adults. Obesity 2010;18(2):420–1. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.373 Holliday EG, Magee C, Kritharides L, Banks E, Attia J. Short sleep duration is associated with risk of future diabetes but not cardiovascular disease: a prospective study and meta-analysis. PLoS One [Internet] 2013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082305 Magee C, Iverson D, Caputi S. Factors associated with short and long sleep. Prev Med 2009 Dec;49(6):461–7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.10.006 The following paper cited three papers by Magee regarding the synthesis of data on the relationship between sleep loss, obesity and diabetes: Pannain S, Beccuti G, van Cauter E. Chapter 10: The Connection Between Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes in P.J. Shiromani et al. (eds.) Sleep Loss and Obesity: Intersecting Epidemics. Springer Science+Business Media, 2012;133–68 doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3492-4_10