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.


“Exercise is a form of medicine”

July 25, 2013

 Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 1st July, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Learn more about one woman’s mission to promote the provision of personalised exercise programmes for patients to community practitioners.

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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The association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British primary school children.

May 21, 2013

Source: BMC Sports, Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013, 5:11.

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Date of publication: 15th May, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study, which examined the association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British children, found that overweight and obesity are significantly associated with poorer functional movement in children. The authors concluded that further research is needed which evaluates interventions to reduce overweight and obesity and/or improve functional movement in children.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

 


Healthy Eating Week: 3-7 June 2013.

May 21, 2013

Source: British Nutrition Foundation.

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Date of publication: 2013.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is launching a Healthy Eating Week for all nurseries and schools throughout the UK to promote healthy diets and active lifestyles for children. Resources such as recipes, presentations, worksheets, interactive whiteboard activities, stickers and posters are available for those who register.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


The association between recreational parks, facilities and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health.

March 26, 2013

Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2013, 67 (5), p.427-431.
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Date of publication: May 2013.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study examines the association between access to recreational parks and facilities and obesity. The results highlight potential health disparities in childhood obesity due to limited access to recreational facilities and parks.
Length of publication: 5 pages.
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Women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth.

February 8, 2013

Source: British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (12), p.860-865.
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Date of publication: 5th December, 2012.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This study examines women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth, with particular reference to the portrayal of celebrities in media images. Whilst weight loss was not an apparent concern for the women interviewed, there was acknowledgement of possible pressure and unrealistic comparisons with celebrities for new mothers.
Length of publication: 6 pages.
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