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Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades:  new study by Imperial College London and WHO

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022

Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults” by NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), published 10 October 2017 in The Lancet. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(17)32129-3 Article Visualisation 

 

Australasian Epidemiological Association Early Career Researcher Workshop Award

Anna Lene Seidler has won the ‘Australasian Epidemiological Association Early Career Researcher Workshop Award’ for an early career researcher workshop on modelling the predicted effectiveness of early childhood obesity interventions. The workshop will take place on Friday 29th September, and the award will be handed out at the Australian Epidemiological Association Annual General Meeting on Saturday 30th September. Further details on the meeting are available at http://www.aea2017.org.au

 

Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland - Annual Conference - May 4-5, 2017

 Rachel Laws was invited to present at the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland Annual Conference on the 4-5th May 2017. Her talk was titled “Development and real world translation of scalable approaches to prevent childhood obesity in early life: lessons from Australia”

The recordings of the presentations are now available via the POCKETS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEVjRUORYGMprcG_UDLS9A

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