New US estimate links obesity to 18% of deaths.

August 27, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: 16th August, 2013.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that obesity is killing more people than thought.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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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.


Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK

July 25, 2013

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: July 2013.

Publication type: Practice guidance.

In a nutshell: This NICE guidance assesses how body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference adults among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK links to the risk of a range of non-communicable diseases.

Length of publication: 50 pages.


Just a few extra pounds increases heart failure risk

July 25, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the headlines.

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Date of publication: 26th June, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A closer at the research behind a recent news story which suggested that even a small weight gain could have significant impact upon one’s health.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full text of the original research paper discussed in this article.


Pharmacotherapy for childhood obesity: present and future prospects.

February 8, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (1), p.1-15.
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Date of publication: January, 2013.
Publication type: Review.
In a nutshell: This review summarises data on pharmacotherapy for paediatric obesity and presents information on obesity medications in development, suggesting that previously studied medications only yielded modest effects on body weight and other conditions associated with obesity.
Length of publication: 15 pages.


Tackle obesity through a ‘community-wide’approach.

December 13, 2012

Source: NICE.

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Date of publication: 28th November, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: NICE has published a new pathway which sets out how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks can prevent overweight and obesity. The recommendations are aimed at local policy makers, commissioners, managers, practitioners and other professionals across all sectors of the local community.

Length of publication: web document.

Some important notes: Follow this link to access this NICE pathway.


An update on the government’s approach to tackling obesity.

July 30, 2012

Source: National Audit Office.

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Date of publication: July 2012.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This document provides an update to the government’s approach to tackling obesity and related costs in England by 2020.

Length of publication: 38 pages.