Emilie Paufique

Emilie Paufique
University of New Caledonia | UNC · Sciences et Techniques

Master of Science


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Publications (4)
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Background A high prevalence of overweight and obesity has been found in adolescents of New Caledonia and other Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Although Westernization may contribute to the weight gain in populations of Oceanian, Non-European, Non-Asian ancestry (ONENA), little is known about the sociodemographic and lifestyle factors ass...
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Background: Food consumption, sleep duration and overweight were assessed in rural and urban Melanesian adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 312 rural and 104 urban adolescents (11-16 years old) was conducted. Food intakes were assessed by a 26-item food frequency questionnaire and then categorised into the number of serves from eac...
https://theconversation.com/comprendre-la-pandemie-de-surpoids-et-dobesite-qui-touche-le-pacifique-insulaire-lexemple-de-la-nouvelle-caledonie-145907 Cet article est publié dans le cadre de la Fête de la science 2020 (du 2 au 12 octobre 2020 en métropole et du 6 au 16 novembre en Corse, en outre-mer et à l’international) dont The Conversation Fran...
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Objectives: In recent decades, food cultures of the Pacific populations have undergone a sharp transition, particularly caused by the fact that trade exchanges with western countries facilitate access to a wide range of processed foods. This already has a major incidence on chronic diseases in the next decades since today 35% of 11-16 years old New...


Project (1)
This project aims to develop a unique intervention designed to increase participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA) and to guide food choices in adolescents.