Journal article

Childhood obesity: Current and novel approaches

Matthew A Sabin, Wieland Kiess

Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015


The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased over the last fifty years by approximately 5% per decade, and approximately a quarter of all children are now either overweight or obese. These children have a significantly increased risk of many future health problems including adult obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Despite this relentless increase, common-sense approaches aimed at prevention and treatment have failed to solve the problem. Current approaches at prevention have faced major challenges with some progress in implementing smaller scale programs and social marketing, but little action on broad public policy approaches which often appears unpalatable to society or indiv..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Health Professional Training Fellowship)

Funding Acknowledgements

Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. MAS is supported through The National Health and Medical Research Council (Health Professional Training Fellowship 1012201).