Article Archive for September 2011

The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE)
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Posted in Research in Progress on 29 September 2011
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Kenyatta University and the CHEO-HALO group are preparing to conduct a study that will examine the influence of behavioural, physical, social, and policy environments on the relationship between lifestyle characteristics and weight gain in school aged children. This study, called … [read more]

Need to Focus on Lifestyle Diseases
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Posted in Media Coverage on 26 September 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera recently had an opinion piece published in the Daily Nation:

Kenya’s Vision 2030 will only be realised if we put concerted efforts towards addressing the public health problem caused by NCDs.

To this end, Kenyatta University,

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We Need Effective Campaigns to Keep Lifestyle Diseases at Bay
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Posted in Media Coverage on 21 September 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera sent a letter to the Daily Nation that was published today:

The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases.

Heart complications, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer – commonly referred to as

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Focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) by the 2011 UN Summit is a Timely and Welcome Move
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Posted in Announcements on 19 September 2011
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It is true. The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious diseases (communicable) to non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). This trend is resulting in a rapid increase in chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and cancer. … [read more]