Thursday, September 21, 2017

A new University of Otago study has found setting family rules which limit screentime, and food choices, can help in the war on childhood obesity.

Lead researcher Dr Tasileta Teevale believes paediatric obesity is a health priority for New Zealand as it has one of the world’s highest rates, particularly for Pacific New Zealanders.

She says its necessary to better educate the next generation to stop the epidemic.

The study is newly published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

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