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New report: Teens ‘forgotten’ in fight against obesity

Disjointed, piecemeal and underfunded – that is how new research describes our approach towards teenagers when it comes to obesity prevention. Adolescence is a crucial stage for developing healthy behaviours, but leading academics say young people have been ‘forgotten’ in our health system, with limited guidance available for this age group.

Guest:┬áDr Helen Cheng, Marie Bashir Clinical Research Fellow in Adolescent Health at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Listen to the interview on ABC Radio National Breakfast, or read the full paper.