Topics: Overweight and obesity

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Undernutrition and obesity in indigenous children: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment

Ruben AR (2009) Undernutrition and obesity in indigenous children: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. Pediatric Clinics of North America;56(6):1285-1302


10 out of 10 Deadly Health Stories: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2009) 10 out of 10 deadly health stories – nutrition and physical activity. Surry Hills, NSW: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW:44 


The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use

McDermott R, Campbell S, Li M, McCulloch B (2009) The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use. Public Health Nutrition;online


A picture of Australia’s children 2009

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009) A picture of Australia’s children 2009 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Tomorrow People

Tomorrow People is part of the Australian Better Health Initiative’s Measure Up campaign, which is a joint Australian, State and Territory government health initiative.


Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian youths

Valery PC, Moloney A, Cotterill A, Harris M, Sinha AK, et al. (2008) Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian youths.


Estimated nutrient intake of urban Indigenous participants enrolled in a lifestyle intervention program

Longstreet D, Health D, Savage I, Vink R, Panaretto KS (2008) Estimated nutrient intake of urban Indigenous participants enrolled in a lifestyle intervention program. Nutrition and Dietetics;65(2):128-133


Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education.

O’Dea JA (2008) Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education. Health and Social Care in the Community;16(3):282-290


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