Would More Physical Education Reduce Youth Overweight?

The prevalence of youth overweight has risen dramatically over the past three decades in the U.S. and now represents an epidemic. Since 1970, the fraction of children that are overweight has nearly quadrupled among 6 to 11 year olds and more than doubled among 12 to 19 year olds. Currently, one in six children aged… Read More

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An Intervention for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Research Paper Title Smart-Phone Obesity Prevention Trial for Adolescent Boys in Low-Income Communities: The ATLAS RCT. Background The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time (ATLAS) intervention for adolescent boys, an obesity prevention intervention using smartphone technology. Methods ATLAS was a cluster randomised controlled trial conducted… Read More

Child Obesity: Shared Care Model

Research Paper Title Shared Care Obesity Management in 3-10 Year Old Children: 12 Month Outcomes of HopSCOTCH Randomised Trial. Study Question Does a shared care model of obesity management, involving primary care and tertiary care obesity specialists, result in better body masss index (BMI) and related outcomes in obese children aged 3-10 years? Summary Answer… Read More