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A novel approach to childhood obesity prevention

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

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New Rochelle, NY, September 16, 2020—A novel taxonomic approach to obesity prevention using existing U.S. obesity prevention studies is highlighted in a special supplement of the peer-reviewed journal Childhood Obesity. The studies demonstrate an approach to breaking down and reaggregating study specifics to enable a determination of which obesity intervention strategies work and under what circumstances. Click here to read the supplement now. 

The work is a collaborative effort between the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and Mission Measurement. NCCOR is a partnership between The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF); and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Childhood Obesity Evidence Base Project” is guest edited by Deborah Young-Hyman, PhD, National Institutes of Health, and Laura Kettel Khan, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The issue includes these studies:

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Drexel University, presents a Commentary entitled "Learning More from What We Already Know About Childhood Obesity Prevention."  Christina Economos, PhD, Tufts University, and Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, Brown School at Washington University, St. Louis, present their perspective in a Commentary entitled "Preventing Obesity in 2-5-Year Olds: A Pathway to Advancing Intervention Research.”

The research reported in this supplement was supported by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research of the NIH under contract number GS-00F-0007M. The findings and conclusions in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the NIH or the CDC

About the Journal
Childhood Obesity is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal, published in print and online, and the journal of record for all aspects of communication on the broad spectrum of issues and strategies related to weight management and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. Led by Editor-in-Chief Tom Baranowski, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, and Editor Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children & Harvard Medical School, the Journal provides authoritative coverage of new weight management initiatives, early intervention strategies, nutrition, clinical studies, comorbid conditions, health disparities and cultural sensitivity issues, community, and public health measures, and more. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Childhood Obesity website.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals. A complete list of the firm’s 90 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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