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Weight changes in adults in Germany

Second funding phase of the Competence Network Obesity

Contact person: Dr. Anja Schienkiewitz, Dr. Gert Mensink

The aim of the project is to study individual changes in the body weight and waist measurement of adults in Germany according to age, sex and region.

The evaluations include numerous cohort studies in Germany that measured or asked about body weight and waist measurement over a period of approximately ten years. The Robert Koch Institute supplies data from the two nationwide surveys GNHIES98 and DEGS1.

In the context of subproject 2 (Life Course Approach To Obesity Research: From Epidemiology To Future Strategies Of Prevention – EPI Germany), prediction models are planned in a further step with respect to the changes of anthropometrical parameters in adulthood.

Duration: July 2012 – June 2015

Data source: Study participants from the first phase of the DEGS1 (2008-2011) who had already taken part in GNHIES98.

Project type: Cooperation, research project

Commissioned / financed by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Cooperation partners: Prof. Dr. Heiner Boeing (German Institute of Human Nutrition), Prof. Dr. Karin Halina Greiser (University Halle-Wittenberg), Prof. Rudolf Kaaks (German Cancer Research Center), Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings (University Kiel), Prof. Dr. Annette Peters (Helmholtz Zentrum München), Prof. Dr. Henry Völzke (University Greifswald)

Date: 16.10.2014