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.

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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.


Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Some important notes: Follow this link to access the online community mentioned in the article.


Obesity and related conditions: tackling an epidemic.

December 13, 2012

Source: Public Service Events.

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Date of publication: November, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details for a multidisicplinary conference taking place in Manchester in February, 2013. The agenda will debate the key issues associated with individual behaviour, government legislation, food production and labelling, physical activity, childhood obesity and medical and financial interventions.

Length of publication: 1 web page.


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.


Willingness to pay for obesity pharmacotherapy.

October 8, 2012

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (10), p.2019–2026

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Date of publication: October 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study used an online survey to assess preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for obesity medications among people seeking weight loss in the United States and United Kingdom. Findings showed that patients were willing to pay £6.51/$10.49 per month per percentage point of weight loss that a pharmacotherapy could provide and placed a high value on weight loss and avoiding changes to their lifestyle, and less value on reducing long-term risks to health.

Length of publication: 8 pages.