Prevention of Obesity in Infancy, Early Childhood: Workshop summary and funding announcement

March 25, 2015

Once obesity develops it is likely to persist. Given this understanding, there has been an increasing focus on preventing obesity in infancy and early childhood. Research to develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies in the first two years after birth has been limited. In fall 2013, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive […]

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Math model predicts effects of diet, physical activity on childhood weight

July 31, 2013

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat in children respond to adjustments in diet and physical activity. The results will appear online July 30 in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. While the model may help to set realistic […]

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