At least 900 Welsh children attend slimming classes.

August 27, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 20th August, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: BBC News reported that at least 900 children across Wales have attended slimming clubs this year. This has prompted calls throughout the UK for a greater emphasis on teaching children about healthy eating and exercise at a younger age.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Impact of weight loss with or without exercise on abdominal fat and insulin resistance in obese individuals: a randomised clinical trial

July 25, 2013

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2013, 110 (3), p. 486-492.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: Abdominal obesity is known to contribute to the development of insulin resistance (IR) and cardiovascular disease. This study examined the effects of body weight reduction with and without exercise over abdominal fat tissue and IR. The authors found that 5% weight loss reduced abdominal far and IR in obese individuals but exercise did not add to the effect of weight loss on the outcome variables.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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Weight change, psychological well-being, and vitality in adults participating in a cognitive–behavioral weight loss program.

May 21, 2013

Source: Health Psychology, 2013,  32(4), p. 439-446.

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Date of publication: April, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the impact of intentional weight loss on the psychological well-being of adults participating in three clinical weight loss interventions. The authors found that weight loss was associated with positive changes in psychological well-being , with increased vitality cited as the most significant change.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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Two-year outcomes of an adjunctive telephone coaching and electronic contact intervention for adolescent weight-loss maintenance: the Loozit randomized controlled trial.

April 18, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (3), p. 468-472.

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Date of publication: March, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This article examines the results of additional therapeutic contact (ATC) as an adjunct to a community-based weight-management program for overweight and obese 13–16-year-olds. Whilst adjunctive ATC did not provide further benefits to the Loozit group program, the authors suggest further work is needed to optimize technological support for adolescents in weight-loss maintenance.

Length of publication: 5 pages.

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Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?

February 8, 2013

Source: NursingTimes.Net
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Date of publication: 20th January, 2013.
Publication type: Journal article.
In a nutshell: An examination of the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet which has recently gained popularity.
Length of publication: 1 web page.


Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Some important notes: Follow this link to access the online community mentioned in the article.


Twitter diet? Tweeting can ‘aid weight loss’.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication:
16th January, 2013.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent news stories that using social media sites to “tweet” about your diet can aid weight loss.
Length of publication: 1 webpage.
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