Obesity Horizon Scanning volume 3 Issue 6.

October 27, 2011
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Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success.

October 27, 2011

Title: Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success.

Source: Obesity, 2011. 19 (10), p. 1987-1998.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A report providing further analysis of the year 4 weight losses in the Look AHEAD study and examining factors associated with long-term success in overweight/obese participants with Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication: 12 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



The impact of weight stigma on caloric consumption.

October 27, 2011

Title: The impact of weight stigma on caloric consumption.

Source: Obesity, 19 (10), p. 1957-1962.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A study exploring the influence of exposure to weight stigma and energy intake in normal weight and overweight women.  Findings suggested that in overweight women, exposure to weight stigmatizing material may result in increased caloric consumption and challenged the idea that weight stigma may have a positive, motivating effect upon overweight women.

Length of publication: 6 pages.



Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

October 26, 2011

Title: Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (10), p. 2107-2110.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A brief look at the growing obesity problem in the United States of America and how the US government plans to tackle this difficult  issue  in coming years.

Length of publication: 4 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.



“Tidal wave” of sleep disorders.

October 26, 2011

Title: “Tidal wave” of sleep disorders.

Source: BBC News.

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Date of publication: 6th October, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This news item highlights the increasing problem of sleep disorders in obese and overweight people and looks at the personal experiences of patients at sleep clinics in Scotland.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


 


The impact of school-time activity on total physical activity: the activitystat hypothesis (EarlyBird 46).

October 26, 2011

Title: The impact of school-time activity on total physical activity: the activitystat hypothesis (EarlyBird 46).

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2011, 35 (10), p. 1277-1283.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: An observational study which explored the hypothesis that asked whether more physical activity in school time was compensated for by less physical activity at other times.  The study found that increased physical activity at one time would indeed be compensated with lower physical activity levels at another. The authors proposed that this may have a significant impact upon the success of physical activity programmes aimed at tackling child obesity.

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.


Effect of multidimensional lifestyle intervention on fitness and adiposity in predominantly migrant preschool children (Ballabeina): cluster randomised controlled trial.

October 26, 2011

Title: Effect of multidimensional lifestyle intervention on fitness and adiposity in predominantly migrant preschool children (Ballabeina): cluster randomised controlled trial.

Source: BMJ 2011, 343:d6195

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Date of publication: 13th October, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the effect of a multidimensional lifestyle intervention on aerobic fitness  and adiposity in predominantly migrant children.  Findings suggested that although the intervention improved aerobic fitness and reduced adiposity in this population group, it did not reduced BMI.

Length of publication: 11 pages.