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This project conducted research into the associated risks of non-communicable diseases resulting from obesity in early life. Researchers used data from Young Lives to examine the connections between obesity, nutrition, genetics and social factors in Peru.

The study was lead by Vimal Karani, from the University of Reading and conducted by a team of researchers from GRADE, Oxford University (Young Lives), University Pedro Ruiz Gallo and the Institute of Nutritional Research, carried out with funding from the Medical Research Council. 

The project expanded Young Lives in Peru/NiƱos del Milenio's longitudinal study by introducing new empirical perspectives to understand the factors that explain obesity in young people and their possible problems in non-communicable diseases.

For findings from the project in Spanish, please contact our Communications Co-ordinator in Peru, Gisela Chacaltana:

The team involved in the research are as follows:

Dr Vimal Karani from University of Reading - Principal Investigator

Professor Lisa Methven from University of Reading

Dr Anisha Wijeyesekera from University of Reading

Dr Richard Joseph Nunes from University of Reading

Dr Claudia Murray from University of Reading

Professor Julie Lovegrove from University of Reading

Dr Victor Soto-Caceres from Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University

Project Information
Medical Research Council & Fondecyt
October 2019 - April 2022
Principal Investigators
Global Research Team