TROPIC: Treatment and Research of Obesity in Pediatrics In Canada
TROPIC: a group of Canadian clinicians, researchers, decision makers, community members and trainees with an interest in advancing the science and clinical management of child and adolescent obesity. Our focus is on initiating and contributing to knowledge transfer and exchange activities in partnership with the Canadian Obesity Network.
E-mail TROPIC@obesitynetwork.ca for more information on current initiatives and membership.
- In Canada, over 2 million children are overweight or obese; many will grow up to become adults with obesity.
- Obesity in adulthood is associated with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Little is known about how best to help children with obesity and their families become healthier.
- By working together, we can create a strong evidence base to support pediatric weight management.