Children's Hospital specialists tackling obesity

Obesity and weight management experts from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead have joined other leading researchers and clinicians at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) and Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting. 

The latest research findings were presented on prevention, treatment and management of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead works in collaboration with a number of partners on a wide variety of issues relating to obesity in children.

Hospital experts presented at ANZOS 2014 on a range of issues including:

  • The Differential Effect of Socio-Economic Status on Body Mass Index among Aboriginal Children & Adolescents
  • Early weight loss in obese adolescents participating in a lifestyle intervention and weight loss at 24 months: the RESIST study
  • The double burden of malnutrition: a longitudinal, nationally representative study of Indonesian children
  • Intermittent fasting and severe energy restriction in adolescents
  • Challenges in Weight Management post renal transplant in paediatrics
  • A pre-post pilot study of Weight4Kids – a health professional e-learning program for paediatric obesity management
  • Sleep apnoea in children
  • One-year longitudinal obesity trend of rural Australian adolescents: preliminary results from the ARCHER study

The three-day program focussed on metabolism and integrated physiology, intervention and clinical studies, public health and policy, as well as psychology and lifestyle medicine.

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