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Obese children at risk of serious illness – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 19th, 2016.

Researchers at the University of Auckland studying obese Kiwi kids have found early warning signs that the children are at risk of developing serious problems like type-2 diabetes, heart and liver disease. Over 200 Taranaki children and teenagers took part in a 12-month intervention programme involving home visits from a health professional. At the start […]

Sunday feature on obesity and type 2 diabetes – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 15th, 2016.

TVNZ’s Sunday programme turned the floodlights on obesity this weekend, with a 15-minute segment on obesity and type 2 diabetes. Auckland-based endocrinologist Dr Brandon Orr-Walker told Sunday that the problem would only continue to escalate. “If it’s looking bad now, it’s going to look a whole lot worse soon. We’re going to have double the problem to deal […]

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