Obesity

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.

Ways to address obesity in people living with HIV
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Ways to address obesity in people living with HIV

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a devasting grip on the globe over the past 41 years, with the African continent experiencing the brunt of the deadly virus and the sub-Saharan region containing the highest rates of HIV in the world.

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Using nutrition to reduce the effects that toddlers face when born pre-term
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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.

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Dr Muzzazzi
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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:

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World Obesity Day Scale
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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.

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Preventing & Managing Obesity, Over a Lifetime
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Preventing & Managing Obesity, Over a Lifetime

Yes, obesity can be prevented and managed. However, obesity claims at least 2.8 million lives every year. Find tips & recommendations for every age, in the prevention and management of obesity.

Eating Healthy
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The Practical Side of Preventing & Managing Obesity

As many Health Care Practitioners (HCPs) may have noticed, obesity was previously associated with high-income countries, yet, is now also prevalent in low- and middle-income countries.

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TOASTED BUTTERNUT SOUP
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FAST FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
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Seven Steps to Curbing Childhood Obesity
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