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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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.


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.


Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

October 26, 2011

Title: Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (10), p. 2107-2110.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A brief look at the growing obesity problem in the United States of America and how the US government plans to tackle this difficult  issue  in coming years.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

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“Tidal wave” of sleep disorders.

October 26, 2011

Title: “Tidal wave” of sleep disorders.

Source: BBC News.

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Date of publication: 6th October, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This news item highlights the increasing problem of sleep disorders in obese and overweight people and looks at the personal experiences of patients at sleep clinics in Scotland.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


 


Fat, pregnant or both?

September 16, 2011

Title: Fat, pregnant or both?

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 26th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Pregnancy is said to be a time when women pay more attention to their diet, but many still become overweight during this time.  Bridget Benelam from the British Nutrition Foundation states that there needs to be clearer weight control advice for women during pregnancy, suggesting that NICE guidelines issued last year are not enough.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the NICE guidance referred to in this article.