Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

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Calling all Trainees…Team ABC3 Office Hours!

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Are you an trainee in the Toronto area who’s interested in understanding and managing severe obesity in children? If so, Team ABC3 has a very exciting opportunity for you! We are offering trainees a chance to meet with our team of senior researchers!

Team ABC3 will be holding ‘Office Hours’ during our 2nd Annual General Meeting which will be taking place in Toronto on Friday November 24th at SickKids Hospital. Our Team ABC3 Office Hours are a chance for trainees to meet with some of our senior researchers for 15-20 minutes of one-on-one time. You’ll have the chance to get advice on career goals, find out about current projects and research, and make new connections!

Check out our flyer for full details and how to participate here: Team ABC3 Office Hours Flyer


Limitations of z-Scores in Assessing Obesity Interventions

growth_1A recent study concludes that expressing very high BMIs relative to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 95th percentile would be preferable to using BMI-for-age, particularly when assessing the effectiveness of interventions.

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More Help @ Home


As many will recall, Catherine Birken and her team in Toronto are leading one of our Team ABC3 studiesa pilot RCT of a home-based intervention (+ community support) for young children with severe obesity. Although home-based interventions for managing pediatric obesity are still novel, some interesting evidence is emerging. Continue reading

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Bariatric Surgery in Youth


Bariatric surgery is increasingly being considered for managing severe obesity in youth. Surgical interventions can lead to a substantial reduction in obesity and weight-related consequences, but many questions remain about the long-term effects on youths’ developing bodies and minds. Continue reading