Medical research

Monitoring obesity risk from space

In public health research, like obesity studies, spatial technologies can add very valuable information. Combining remote sensing, geo-information systems and GPS will enable us to identify typical obesogenic environments. ...

Health

Family upbringing has no impact on people's food preferences

The effects of family upbringing on people's food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence, according to research carried out ...

Overweight & Obesity

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.

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