Navigation Links
Health Experts In Australia Toy With The Idea Of Surgery for Controlling Obesity In Teenagers

A new report that has been commissioned by the Australian government states that surgery for teenagers who are grossly obese, might be an cost effective option to control// the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

The report also stated that to have found the various programs based in schools were cost-effective, but raised questions about the effectiveness of some. It is expected that many ministers for state who are in favour of restricting junk food advertising to children may also seize on the report to back their argument. It was also earlier reported that the reduction of television advertisements of junk food and soft drinks for children aged up to 14 years was extremely cost-effective.

The report has also taken the findings of restrictions on advertising with a bit of scepticism stating that it could, “likely to be effective.” The health minister Bronwyn Pike has treated that finding with caution, stating that the findings are based on a research done in 1982, and had found improvements in weight reduction and fitness among children who were isolated from television, and therefore advertising when on a holiday camp.

The report has on the other hand accepted the fact that such restrictions were “currently politically unacceptable” due to the strong opposition from the Federal Government. It was also reported that the Prime Minister John Howard was accused recently towards restricting the state health ministers from discussing advertising regulations. The health ministers have now agreed to set up a committee to assess whether current regulations on advertising are properly functional or not.

Considered a last resort, ‘Gastric banding’, which is a surgical procedure that gives a sensation of fullness, has been reported as not being suitable for people who are only moderately overweight. Reports have indicated that some have to wait for years to have the surgery in a public hospital.

The committee th at has been set up is likely to draw on the research, which is believed to be the first to assess the cost-effectiveness of ways to reduce childhood obesity. It is believed that according to the current statistics Australia now has the fastest growing rates among childhood obesity.

Announcing the results last week of a programme in Cola, where in 1800 children lost on average a kilogram and dropped three centimetres from their waistlines, the government explained that the program included convincing the local takeaway shops to cook using lower-fat oils, and enticing the children away from television. Other measures that are also being considered cost effective are family-based counselling with a paediatrician, dietician and psychologist.

The report had also indicated that a school-based program for the reduction in consumption of fizzy drinks was found to be cost-effective, but the evidence of its success was limited. Robert Hall the chief health officer while stating that all this has clearly proved that there needs to be no miracle to cure obesity said, “It's not like there's just a vaccine that we can role out for people. He further mentioned that, “What we will have to do is a whole range of different programs that act together.”

Dr Hall was also of the opinion that some of the conclusions of the report might be a “bit tentative” as the evidence base from which they were built was not very strong. Explaining that that just as how the rates of tobacco use had taken so many years to improve, so would obesity, he said, “We will need to adopt a wide range of different strategies that will change over time, and it will take a long time.”

Source-Medndia
VIK
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) announces the 2017 top five ... art competition. Selected from 15 submissions from around the nation, the top five finalists ... iaedp Symposium, March 22 – 26 in Las Vegas. , This year, the competition ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology ... excellence in radiology marketing programs at the annual Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs ... Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Nine awards are given out in five ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Congratulations ... International Elite division on February 12th. Ms. Esparza qualified into this prestigious ... qualifier competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frida is one of approximately 25 ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Thinksport, the ... The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin. For the second year in a row, ... mineral-based sunscreen. , “We are thrilled to provide our safe, non-toxic sunscreen to ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... The 89th ... the winner of the 2016 National Education Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite you ... in 2016. , This year’s Bunkum winner is the Center for American Progress (CAP), ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Australien, 24. Februar 2017 ITL ... Unternehmen des Gesundheitsbereiches, ist erfreut, für das zum ... dem entsprechenden Vorjahreszeitraum exzellente Ergebnisse vorlegen zu können. ... Aktualisierung zum Wachstum" finden Sie hier . ... Gewinn nach Steuern 2,12 Millionen USD (Dez. 2015: 1,04 Millionen USD; +104 %) ...
(Date:2/24/2017)...  The particle counters market is projected to ... 275.9 million in 2016, at a CAGR of ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p04718602-summary/view-report.html The growing pharmaceutical and ... growth in manufacturing industries in emerging nations are ... counters. On the other hand, technical limitations of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb 23, 2017 Research and Markets ... Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest ... provides drug pricing data and benchmarks in the global Autism Spectrum ... What are the key drugs marketed for Autism ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: