Obesity Horizon Scanning Volume 3 Issue 4.

August 15, 2011

Improving access to healthy foods.

August 15, 2011

Title: Improving access to healthy foods.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development.

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Date of publication: 4th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A look at how some town planning departments are help to improve access to healthy food by promoting the use of local food growing sites.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 


EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

August 15, 2011

Title: EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: 15th August, 2011.

Publication type: Podcast.

In a nutshell: The EU funded project EATWELL aims to provide European member states with best practice guidelines in relation to policy formulation to encourage healthy eating.  Listen to an interview with one the EATWELL team, discussing the work of the project.

 

 


Parental perceptions of weight status in children: the Gateshead Millennium Study.

August 15, 2011

Title: Parental perceptions of weight status in children: the Gateshead Millennium Study.

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2011, 35, p. 953-962.

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Date of publication: July, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A qualitative study to examine parents’ perceptions of weight status in children and explore parental understanding and attitudes of the issues surrounding overweight and obesity in children.

Length of publication: 10 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.


MHRA warns herbal slimming pills may contain sibutramine.

August 15, 2011

Title: MHRA warns herbal slimming pills may contain sibutramine.

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: 15th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned people that slimming drugs purchased via the Internet may contain the prescription-only drug sibutramine, which has been linked with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.  People should consult their pharmacist, doctor or nurse before taking slimming aids obtained via the Internet.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Acknowledgement: The original statement from the MHRA can be viewed via this link.


Improvement of aerobic fitness in obese children: a meta-analysis.

August 15, 2011

Title: Improvement of aerobic fitness in obese children: a meta-analysis.

Source: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, 6 (3-4), p. 169-177.

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Date of publication: August, 2011.

Publication type: Journal Article.

In a nutshell: This meta-analysis looks at nine studies in order to assess the effectiveness of diverse interventions aimed at improving aerobic fitness in obese children.

Length of publication: 9 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.


Relation of health-related quality of life to metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression and comorbid illnesses.

August 15, 2011

Title: Relation of health-related quality of life to metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression and comorbid illnesses.

Source: International Journal of Obesity,2011, 35, p. 1087-1094.

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Date of publication: August, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A number of studies have associated metabolic syndrome with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL).  This study investigates the relationship between HRQoL and metabolic syndrome using multiple measures as well as looking at confounding factors such as increased BMI, depression and other comorbidities.

Length of publication: 8 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.