Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group
The research of the group focuses on life-course approaches to the study of public health and chronic diseases. Behavioural, social and biological factors in foetal life, childhood and adolescence are investigated in relation to health and chronic diseases in adulthood.
Research interests in short
- Physical activity, eating behaviours and eating habits, body perception, and self-esteem in relation to overweight and obesity
- Structural or contextual community factors in relation to eating habits, physical activity, and obesity
- Primary prevention of childhood obesity by promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity from early life.
- Growth and development in foetal life and childhood in relation to obesity and other chronic diseases in adulthood
- Twin research and other family studies of physical activity, eating behaviours and eating habits, and body size
- Social and genetic factors in several generations and occurrence of chronic diseases
- Social, psychological, and economical long-term consequences for the individual and the society of obesity from young age.
- Consequences and health economic aspects of bariatric surgery