At least 900 Welsh children attend slimming classes.

August 27, 2013

Source: BBC News

Follow this link for full text.

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.

Advertisements

“Exercise is a form of medicine”

July 25, 2013

 Source: NHS Choices.

Follow this link for full text.

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.


Why ‘fat gene’ mutation may make you obese

July 25, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the headlines.

Follow this link for full text.

Date of publication: 16th July, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the original research behind recent headlines which suggest a genetic link to obesity.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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


Just a few extra pounds increases heart failure risk

July 25, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the headlines.

Follow this link for full text.

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.


Waist to height ratio “more accurate than BMI”.

May 21, 2013

Source: The Telegraph.

Follow this link for full text.

Date of publication: 14th May, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This newspaper article examines a study presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool which suggested that calculating a person’s waist to height ratio is a more accurate means of judging overall risk of health and disease than using a BMI calculation.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the original research discussed in this article.


Celebrity chefs can’t be blamed for obesity rates.

May 21, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.

Follow this link for  full text.

Date of publication: 24th April, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that the blame for obesity can be laid on celebrity chefs.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the full text of the original research article discussed.


Child obesity: who are you calling fat?

April 18, 2013

Source: BBC News.

Follow this link for full text.

Date of publication: 8th March, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article looks at how health care professionals may approach a discussion with parents of a child who is overweight and considers popular opinions on this subject.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.