Chemists to provide obesity pill

February 2, 2009

Source: BBC News www.bbc.co.uk/news

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 Year of publication: 2009

 Publication type: News Item

 

 In a nutshell: ‘The obesity pill, orlistat, has been licensed to be sold over-the-counter at chemists in the EU.’

 

 Length of publication: 1 page

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2000 obese children offered help

February 2, 2009

Source: BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

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Year of publication: 2009

 Publication type: News Item

 

 In a nutshell: ‘Hundreds of overweight children and their families are being offered free 10-week diet and exercise courses to help crack obesity problems in Wales.  Around 2,000 seven to thirteen-year-olds will get advice and there will be help for parents on shopping on a budget.’

 

 Length of publication: 1 page


An evaluation of UK secondary data sources for the study of childhood obesity, physical activity and diet

February 2, 2009

Source: Social Care Online www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: Abstract

 In a nutshell: This study assesses the potential of secondary datasets for measuring recent and future trends in childhood obesity, physical activity and diet in the UK, at national, regional and sub-regional levels, and in relation to inequalities.

 Length of publication: 1 page


Single gene fuels overeating risk

February 2, 2009

Source: BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication type: News Item

 In a nutshell:Scientists have produced more evidence that carrying the wrong variant of a single gene can raise the risk of overeating and obesity.’

  Length of publication: 1 page


Commissioning and behaviour change: kicking bad habits

January 26, 2009

Source: King’s Fund www.kingsfund.org.uk

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report States that ‘The NHS will fail to tackle the rising tide of obesity and tobacco related illnesses unless it adopts more sophisticated techniques including those employed by commercial advertisers to help people to live healthier lifestyles.’

 Length of publication: 52 pages


Award winning Henry programme to give Leeds families a helping hand

January 26, 2009

Source: NHS Leeds www.leedspct.nhs.uk

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: NHS Trust Document

In a nutshell: This press release from, NHS Leeds explains how they plan to co-ordinate the roll-out of HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) to staff based at children’s centres and some health visiting teams across the city. HENRY aims to offer education, information and support to families that will help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their children.

Length of publication: 2 pages


National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) in the North West Report

January 26, 2009

Source: NHS North West  http://www.northwest.nhs.uk

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication type: NHS Trust Document

 

In a nutshell:

NCMP data is used to assess progress against the jointly owned DH and DCFS target of reducing the rise in childhood obesity. This report gives an analysis of the rates of PCT childhood obesity in the region in relation to the national objective and local Vital Signs targets.

 Length of publication: 5 pages