Saturday, January 12, 2013

On Obesity Panacea: Measuring change in child weight status in relation to local environmental factors

Just recently a colleague and friend of mine, Travis Saunders, asked me to guest post on his blog: Obesity Panacea - a highly cited obesity blog, hosted by the Public Library of Science Blog Network. The post highlights a portion of my PhD work investigating how change in child weight status relates to local environmental factors. You can access the post here. The papers on which my post focus on can be found below. Carter MA, Dubois L, Tremblay MS, & Taljaard M (2012). The Influence of Place on Weight Gain during Early Childhood: A Population-Based, Longitudinal Study. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine PMID: 22806452

Carter MA, Dubois L, Tremblay MS, Taljaard M, & Jones BL (2012). Trajectories of childhood weight gain: the relative importance of local environment versus individual social and early life factors. PloS one, 7 (10) PMID: 23077545