Obesity Horizon Scanning Volume 5 Issue 3.

May 21, 2013

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Weight change, psychological well-being, and vitality in adults participating in a cognitive–behavioral weight loss program.

May 21, 2013

Source: Health Psychology, 2013,  32(4), p. 439-446.

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Date of publication: April, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the impact of intentional weight loss on the psychological well-being of adults participating in three clinical weight loss interventions. The authors found that weight loss was associated with positive changes in psychological well-being , with increased vitality cited as the most significant change.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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Waist to height ratio “more accurate than BMI”.

May 21, 2013

Source: The Telegraph.

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Date of publication: 14th May, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This newspaper article examines a study presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool which suggested that calculating a person’s waist to height ratio is a more accurate means of judging overall risk of health and disease than using a BMI calculation.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the original research discussed in this article.


Celebrity chefs can’t be blamed for obesity rates.

May 21, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 24th April, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that the blame for obesity can be laid on celebrity chefs.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the full text of the original research article discussed.


Patient-reported outcomes in bariatric surgery: a systematic review of standards of reporting.

May 21, 2013

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12041 (early view).

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Date of publication: 3rd may, 2013.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review examined bariatric surgery studies that used validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. It found that whilst many studies used PRO measures, study design and reporting was poor and the authors suggested that more well-designed studies that include agreed PRO measures are needed to better  inform practice.

Length of publication: Not stated.

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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.