23rd ECOG Congress, Liverpool 2013

August 27, 2013

Source: European Childhood Obesity Group.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details of the 23rd European Childhood Obesity Group Congress which takes place in Liverpool, UK between 13-15 November, 2013.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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NICE call for obesity best practice examples.

July 7, 2011

Title: NICE calls for obesity best practice examples.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development

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Date of publication: 7th July, 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Department of Health has asked NICE to develop guidance on “Obesity – working with local communities” and is looking for examples of best practice that aim to address and prevent obesity through the delivery of local services at community level.  Submissions and supporting evidence may be made using the templates available via the NICE website.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: For more information, follow this link to visit the NICE website.



Defining overweight and obesity in pre-school children: IOTF reference or WHO standard?

March 28, 2011

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2011, 12, (4), p.295-300.

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Date of publication: April 2011.

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This article examines the performance of the datasets currently used to define overweight and obesity in pre-school children – the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) reference and the WHO standard.  The study highlights discrepancies between the 2 datasets, and suggests further research is needed in relation to the WHO standard to identify BMI cut-offs associated with increased risk of overweight and obesity and associated health outcomes in later life.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


The ‘Big 3′ Conference – Wednesday 10th November 2010, Glasgow

October 5, 2010

Source: Obesity Portal.org

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Date of publication: September, 2010

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The ‘Big 3’ Conference on Obesity, Diabetes and CHD brings together leading experts who will keep you up to date with the latest evidence, knowledge and best practice – an essential learning opportunity for the busy health professional.

Length of publication: 1 web page