Support Obesity Care and Research
UNC Children's is taking a leading role in the fight against the epidemic of childhood research. Some of the recent news items about this work:
- Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes
A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics identifies a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and elevations in related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes—particularly in boys. The study was published in the October 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. More >>
- Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.
A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity. More >>
- Phil Ford teams with NC Children’s to prevent, treat childhood obesity
Former UNC men’s basketball star’s foundation pledges commitment to help advance childhood obesity research within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More >>
You can join this effort by supporting the Childhood Obesity Fund for Excellence at our secure online giving page.