HUSS Affiliation in the World's Leading Health Science Journal, The Lancet

Dr habil. Tamás Csányi, Head of the Department of Physical Education Theory and Methodology participated in a study covering 197 countries. The study was published in The Lancet, one of the world's best-known scientific journals.

On February 29, 2024, a study entitled "Worldwide trends in underweight and obesity from 1990 to 2022: a pooled analysis of 3663 population-representative studies with 222 million children, adolescents, and adults" was published in the world's leading health science journal The Lancet (D1, IF:168.9).

Nine Hungarian, nationally representative databases contributed to the latest data analysis of the NCD RISK Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (Non-Communicable Diseases Research Network), covering 197 countries, including Hungary. Among the ten Hungarian researchers, appearing Dr habil. Tamás Csányi (Head of the Department of Physical Education Theory and Methodology), who together with the staff of the Hungarian School Sport Association (Dr Kaj Mónika and Dr Viktória Anna Kovács) contributed to the study by analyzing the BMI data of Hungarian children and adolescents.

According to the most important conclusion of the publication: "The combined burden of underweight and obesity has increased in most countries, driven by an increase in obesity, while underweight and thinness remain prevalent in south Asia and parts of Africa. A healthy nutrition transition that enhances access to nutritious foods is needed to address the remaining burden of underweight while curbing and reversing the increase in obesity."

The article can be reached here.


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