Being overweight as a child and adolescent can lead to poor postures linked to back pain, according to new research by Curtin University's School of Physiotherapy, the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. The research team compared the Body Mass Index (BMI, a common benchmark for obesity), of 1,373 children from the long-term Raine Study over a period of 12 years (from the age of three to 14) with specific standing postures measured at age 14.
Overweight Australian adolescents aged 14 to 17 years are needed for a University of Queensland and Wesley Research Institute study that aims to achieve more accurate body measurement for this group. Lead researcher and expert on nu... Read Post
The common assumption that a couple of glasses of wine are a boost to your heart's health may be wrong if you are overweight or obese, say researchers from Curtin University's Public Health Advocacy Institute. Writing in this month'... Read Post