Letters Lifestyle and childhood obesity

Authors’ reply to Metcalf and Wilkin

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e717 (Published 31 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e717
  1. J J Puder, assistant professor1,
  2. P Marques-Vidal, assistant professor2,
  3. C Schindler, statistician3,
  4. L Zahner, assistant professor4,
  5. I Niederer, research assistant4,
  6. F Bürgi, research assistant4,
  7. V Ebenegger, research assistant5,
  8. A Nydegger, senior lecturer6,
  9. S Kriemler, assistant professor3
  1. 1Service of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. 2Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, University of Lausanne, Lausanne
  3. 3Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Socinstrasse 57, 4002 Basel
  4. 4Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320b, 4052 Basel
  5. 5Institute of Sport Sciences, University of Lausanne, Bâtiments administratifs de Vidy, Route de Chavannes 33, 1015 Lausanne
  6. 6Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, University of Lausanne, Lausanne
  1. jardena.puder{at}chuv.ch

Childhood obesity is complex.1 We acknowledged that to change behaviour and prevent childhood obesity is difficult when acting in only one sector—in this case, schools—especially in a socially disadvantaged population.2 However, this difficulty should not prevent all sectors from playing their part. In addition, a shift of the population median by a …

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