Are the children of obese moms pre-programmed for obesity and metabolic disease? That’s the question researchers tackled today, on the last day of our annual meeting. Rhonda Anderson reports from Boston.
To solve complex public health problems, such as childhood obesity, transdisciplinary teams of investigators are needed to develop conceptual models that integrate varied disciplinary perspectives. The University of Illinois is home to two unique research programs that examine the biological and environmental determinants of childhood obesity: (Synergistic Theory and Research on Obesity and Nutrition Group) Kids program [STRONG kids]) and (Fit Kids) in prospective cohort and randomized-controlled studies.
Today we're taking about the critical issue of childhood obesity and the increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. Rhonda Anderson reports from San Francisco.