The Conversation, November 23, 2017 - Article written by Rebecca Byrne.
Dr Rebecca Byrne recently had an article featured in ‘The Conversation’. Rebecca was prompted to write the piece after seeing the contrast between public health priorities regarding early prevention of obesity, and the concerns being reported by parents. She is a research fellow with stream two of CRE-EPOCH, based at the Queensland University of Technology.
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
That pre-conception, pregnancy and early life stages are better incorporated in programs that aim to address childhood overweight and obesity.
Submission #10, Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood
The following submission made by Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood in relation to the Inquiry into Childhood overweight and obesity was received on 25/08/2016 by the Standing Committee on Social Issues.
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