The role of family and maternal factors in childhood obesity

Lisa Y Gibson, Susan M Byrne, Elizabeth A Davis, Eve Blair, Peter Jacoby and Stephen R Zubrick
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 591-595.
  • Lisa Y Gibson1
  • Susan M Byrne1,2
  • Elizabeth A Davis3
  • Eve Blair1
  • Peter Jacoby1
  • Stephen R Zubrick1,4

  • 1 Division of Population Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 3 Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA.
  • 4 Centre for Developmental Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.



This research is funded by Healthway, HBF, and the Raine Medical Foundation. We would like to acknowledge the schools, children and parents that have given their valuable time to participate in the study. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of our colleagues, Katie Watts, Felicity Watt, Debbie Blumberg, Alisha Thompson, Lana Bell and Karina Allen.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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