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Tackling socioeconomic differences in weight development among youth: assessing trends, mechanisms and potential interventions - project description

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A study of socioeconomic differences in the development of body weight between birth and 14 years, including rapid growth early in life.


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Summary

In this project, the aim is to study socioeconomic differences in the development of body weight between birth and 14 years, including rapid growth early in life. The project will also assess factors at the personal and familial level explaining socioeconomic differences in weight development in childhood. Finally, the study will explore the interventions that are most likely to reduce inequalities in overweight and obesity in childhood. 

Collaborating institutions: 

  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
  • University of California, Los Angeles