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Children's National convenes first childhood obesity symposium
Date:12/5/2008

aspx?Id=352&Type=Dept&Name=Psychiatry&utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=12_4&utm_campaign=obesity">Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, that focuses on the linkages between eating disorders and other maladaptive weight control measures in overweight teens.

  • An overview of new genomic research from geneticist Eric Hoffman, PhD, director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research, that identifies a single gene which may signal a greater likelihood for high LDLs, and therefore when present may also signal an increase in the chance of high cholesterol, other health factors related to arterial disease, and the onset of type 2 diabetes.

  • An analysis by health policy expert and pediatrician Anjali Jain, MD, of the current state of play for regional and national policies aimed at reducing obesity, from state-by-state school lunch policies to the newest legislation on the national food stamp and WIC programs.

    "This is the first of many such meetings that will bring together our best and brightest investigators on this issue," said Joseph Wright, MD, executive director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National. "These collaborations allow our teams to develop effective strategies locally through multidisciplinary studies. Then, as a national research and
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  • Contact: Jennifer Leischer
    jleische@cnmc.org
    202-476-6883
    Children's National Medical Center
    Source:Eurekalert

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