Obesity is a growing concern worldwide, especially as it is a major burden on healthcare systems. It is a significant contributor to the high rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which themselves claim an estimated 15 million lives each year.
For the first time in modern history, the current generation is expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, simply because of obesity and the associated increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Nutrition and healthy eating play a significant role in the management of obesity. Here you can access a wide range of content dealing with obesity management, childhood obesity and more.
Using nutrition to reduce the effects that toddlers face when born pre-term
Developing countries are responsible for 85% of pre-term births. Pre-term infants are at risk of developmental and feeding problems, that are commonly carried to toddler stages. Feeding behaviour in early life may influence an individual’s capacity to self-regulate food intake which could lead to energy balance issues later in life.
Dr Muzzazzi reviews the Post-Graduate Program in Paediatric Nutrition
Dr. Muzzazzi is a Paediatric and Child Health Specialist, Paediatric Hematology, Oncology Fellow, and a Board Member of NNIA as of January 2022. He completed NNI’s Post-Graduate Program in Paediatric Nutrition (PGPN), a global program designed to promote high quality educational engagement with Health Care Professionals (HCP) that can be integrated in clinical practice. He shares his opinion of the program, and explains how it has benefitted him in practice:
World Obesity Day: Addressing Africa’s Sugar Problem
Reflecting on World Obesity Day (04 March), NNIA has investigated the high impact of obesity, mainly caused by high sugar consumption,1,2 to Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa and highlights how Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs) can facilitate the decrease in patient sugar consumption to address obesity, thus addressing NDCs in Africa.