03 June 2015
St Marys Mt Druitt Star
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Active children become healthier teens and less prone to obesity: study

Activity in children pays off in just a few years, a study has found. Children who engage in daily physical exercise reap the health benefits as early as their teens, according to a study that will bolster calls for a national response to obesity.

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13 June 2015
Herald Sun - News (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

More than half of us are overweight

The Bondi to Bronte walk: Esther Waltmon and Sandie Foreman with dogs Sasha and Bailey. Picture: Richard Dobson More than half the state’s residents are now overweight or obese, with our fattest district now eclipsing its US counterpart by more than 2 per cent. The shocking figur..

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17 August 2015
Australian Doctor

Pre-pregnancy weight linked to offspring's cardiac risk

Women of reproductive age in Australia are now heavier than they were a few decades ago, with up to a third classified as obese...

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17 August 2015
Crikey Blogs

Can a citizen’s jury transform obesity policy?

A recent announcement that VicHealth will run a citizen’s jury to look at solutions to obesity was not met with support from all in the health setting. Criticisms include questions around the influence of the final report. In this post Jerril Rechter, CEO of Vic Health explains...

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30 August 2015
ABC [New England North West]

Diets and drugs are not enough to tackle obesity

The number-one challenge in combating obesity is the environment we live in, says an Australian biologist who has received a Queen's Birthday honour today. The best way to address this 'obesogenic environment' is to redefine obesity research and make it cross disciplinary, says Pro..

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