Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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What Can We Learn from the Recent Data on Prevalence and Characteristics of Severe Obesity?

Dollarphotoclub_90033940.jpgOur last two blog posts highlighted recent studies demonstrating that obesity prevalence did not decrease for any age group and continued upward among many subgroups, and racial and ethnic disparities, especially at the most extreme weight categories, shows no sign of abating. A follow-up editorial explores some lessons to be learned from these data.  Continue reading


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Characteristics of Children with Severe Obesity

UntitledChildren ages 2 to 5 with severe obesity appear to be more likely of a racial and/or ethnic minority, have greater disparities in social determinants of health than their peers, and are more than twice as likely to engage in double the recommended screen time limit, a recent study suggests. Continue reading


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Prevalence of Children with Obesity and Severe Obesity in the US, 1999-2016

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Despite previous reports that obesity in children and adolescents has remained stable or decreased in recent years, an updated analysis found a significant increase in severe obesity among children aged 2-5 years. Continue reading


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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Theresa Kim

Theresa KimTheresa Kim is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children, Child Health Evaluative Science. As a Research Fellow and Lead Coordinator, she is working alongside Dr. Catherine Birken on the study titled: STOMP Early Years: A pilot randomized controlled trial of an intensive, family-centred home visiting intervention for young children with severe obesity. 

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Meaghan Walker

Meaghan Walker2.jpgMeaghan Walker is a MSc Candidate at the University of Toronto and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. As part of her graduate research, she is working alongside Dr. Amy McPherson on the study titled: Family recommendations for improving health services to manage severe obesity in children with disabilities.

Twitter: @meaghanklwalker

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