OBESITY HORIZON SCANNING BULLETIN VOLUME 1 ISSUE 10

December 17, 2009
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Inequalities, Ethics and Obesity

December 17, 2009

Source: Association for the Study of Obesity

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Date of publication: November 2009

Publication type: Proceedings

In a nutshell: This set of proceedings includes abstracts from presentation given at the inequalities, ethics and obesity conference. The presentations include information about obesity in relation to ethnicity in the UK, socioeconomic factors , children’s perceptions, rural inequalities, change4life and gaps in evidence. 

Length of publication: 17 Pages

Some important notes: You will need to contact the conference presenters for the full details of the presentations. The abstracts include email addresses of the presenters.


Rise in obesity among children in England may be slowing

December 7, 2009

Source: British Medical Journal, 2009, 339:b4568

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Date of publication: November, 2009

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The rate of increase in the number of children who are obese or overweight may be starting to slow, shows a new analysis of the latest data.

Length of publication: 1 page


Prospective associations between objective measures of physical activity and fat mass in 12-14 year old children: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

December 7, 2009

Source: British Medical Journal, 2009, 339:b4544

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Date of publication: November, 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: To investigate associations between physical activity at age 12 and subsequent adiposity at age 14. DESIGN: Prospective birth cohort study with data collected between 2003 and 2007.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.  http://www.hlisd.org/


Health-related behaviours and sickness absence from work.

December 7, 2009

Source: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2009, 66 (12) pp.840-7

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Date of publication: December, 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: To compare associations of health-related behaviours with self-certified and medically confirmed sickness absence, and to examine whether these associations can be explained by psychosocial and physical working conditions and occupational social class

Length of publication: 7 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library. http://www.hlisd.org/


Sharing Good Practice: Obesity

November 20, 2009

Source: Improvement and Development Agency

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Date of publication: October 2009

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: I&DeA has published details of  several regional projects which are working to tackle obesity, including projects in Tyneside, Nuneaton, Rochdale, Stockton-on-Tees and Burnley. Details provided include information and outcomes of the projects, and contact details for further information.


Practitioners’ views on managing child obesity in primary care

November 20, 2009

Source: British Journal of General Practice, 2009, 59 (568) pg 856-862

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Date of publication: November 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: For this study, practitioners were interviewed about their views on whether Primary Care was the correct place to be treating childhood obesity. Participants included GPs,  practice nurses, school nurses and health visitors. They described factors which limited the extent to which they could intervene effectively.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: Social Care Online