Children of obese mums may die younger.

August 27, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: 14th August, 2013

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind the recent headlines which suggested that children of obese mothers were more likely to die earlier.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Obesity and disability: adults

July 25, 2013

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: June 2013.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This paper examines the evidence for the relationship between obesity and disability, looking at the most prevalent conditions in the UK and exploring inequalities in relation to obesity and highlights implications for health and social care.

Length of publication: 24 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.

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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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Obesity discrimination: the role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice.

April 18, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (3), p. 455-460.
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Date of publication: March, 2013.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This study examined whether a recently developed measure of anti-fat prejudice, the universal measure of bias (UMB), along with other correlates of prejudicial attitudes and beliefs predict obesity discrimination. The authors found that obesity discrimination was displayed across all selection criteria.
Length of publication: 6 pages.
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Childhood obesity may impact on heart health in later life.

October 8, 2012

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: 26th September, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind a recent headline which suggested that obese children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease as adults.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.