The Bubble Muffin Research and Development page is devoted to providing you with up to date information from around the world, in the form of articles, and reaserch papers. Bubble Muffin scours through the internet to find reputable sources, such as universities, hospitals, scientists and health professionals, who are well respected within their fields. To provide you with a selection of insightful perspectives, focusing on:

  • Childhood obesity
  • Associated health conditions
  • Treatments
  • Research findings

Should you be looking for something in particular not covered upon these page, or feel we have neglected important reaserch please be in contact with us and we will do our best to source the information. We also encourage you to interact with our blog posts, through sharing or writing a reply and joining in on the conversations.

If you are a doctor or other professional who specializes in these areas, and would like your articles featured on our Research and Development pages please contact us through the Mail icon on the Get Updated section on the left of screen.

We invite you to use the information found on these pages, and in our blog posts, though ask that you respect the copyright of all authors and acknowledgement them in the use of their work. 

What is overweight and obesity?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.

Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). (Taken from the World Health Organization website Facts and Figures on Childhood Obesity )

Influencing children's health

This report looks at the life transition period between childhood and adolescence, and the critical windows of opportunity to influence healthy behaviour. (From the Vic Health website, Influencing Children's Health)

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