An intervention to protect young children in Malaysia from obesity will be conducted in a two-year £300,000 feasibility study in collaboration with five establishments.
Posted: 14 December 2016
The research project due to start in January 2017 will be led by a team of Roehampton academics from the Department of Psychology and Life Sciences, Dr Leigh Gibson, Professor Cecilia Essau, and Dr Sue Reeves, funded by a Medical Research Council grant worth £300,000.
According to the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, Malaysia is suffering from obesity more than any other South East Asian country and the World Health Organisation has recently emphasised the importance of intervening in young children’s health behaviours to prevent obesity. This two year study will establish an intervention for children in pre-school that can contribute to ensuring they establish healthy habits and reduce their overall risk of becoming obese and suffer from diseases caused by obesity. This follows from Dr Gibson’s work on a similar intervention in European kindergartens.
The University of Roehampton will be working with five Malaysian collaborators including Prof. Poh Bee Koonbased in Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak, as well as partners at Durham University and Harokopio University, Athens.
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