Are we doing enough for adolescents’ nutrition and their well-being?

13 September 2017, 1.00 PM - 13 September 2017, 2.00 PM

Dr Hazreen Abdul Majid, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UU

Abstract:
 
Insufficient physical activity and growing obesity levels among Malaysian adolescents are becoming a public health concern. If not addressed early, adolescents from rural areas may increase their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases sooner. Based on current findings, it is crucial to understand which intervention works for the prevention of obesity in adolescents for middle income countries such as Malaysia and also if the intervention is sustainable. In this seminar, Dr Hazreen Abdul Majid will share several studies, exploring potential new theories or interventions, that have the potential to work with this demographic.
 
 
Biography:
 
Hazreen Abdul Majid is an Associate Professor at the University of Malaya and currently a Research Fellow at Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Before undertaking research in public health nutrition, he worked in NHS as a dietitian focusing in nutrition for gastrointestinal diseases and intensive care unit research. He is the principal investigator for the longitudinal adolescent health study in Malaysia, MyHearts.

Contact information

For further information contact Dr Laura Johnson in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences.

Email:  Laura.Johnson@bristol.ac.uk

Telephone: 0117 331 0482

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