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UK Department of Health to invest £5 million for obesity policy research

September 2, 2017

The U.K. Department of Health has announced £5 million funding to create a new obesity policy research unit at University College London to explore childhood obesity and deliver a plan for managing the condition, according to a Department of Health and Public Health England press release.

The unit will advise policy makers and look at the causes of childhood obesity, with a focus on social inequalities and marketing to children and families.

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Lifestyle intervention shows long-term benefits in children with overweight

September 1, 2017
German children with overweight who participated in a comprehensive lifestyle intervention program for 6 months saw a sustained reduction in BMI over 7 years when…
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Hormone therapy improves cardiac structure in growth hormone deficiency

September 1, 2017
Children with previously untreated growth hormone deficiency who received growth hormone therapy for 1 year experienced improvements in cardiac structure, body…
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Primary hyperparathyroidism often symptomatic in children

August 28, 2017
Children in China diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism are often symptomatic and may be at higher risk for rickets or osteomalacia compared with adults, according…
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