Children of obese mums may die younger.

August 27, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: 14th August, 2013

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind the recent headlines which suggested that children of obese mothers were more likely to die earlier.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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The emerging role of dietary fructose in obesity and cognitive decline.

August 27, 2013

Source: Nutrition, 2013, 12:114.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: This paper looks initially at the association between a noted increased intake of dietary fructose and obesity, cognitive decline and dementia, then goes on to consider the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to promising results in cognitive function including ameliorating the impact of a high-fructose diet.

Length of publication: 12 pages.


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August 27, 2013

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Obesity Horizon Scanning Volume 5 Issue 4.

July 25, 2013

“Exercise is a form of medicine”

July 25, 2013

 Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 1st July, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Learn more about one woman’s mission to promote the provision of personalised exercise programmes for patients to community practitioners.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Waist circumference-to-height ratio predicts adiposity better than body mass index in children and adolescents

July 25, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (7), p. 943-46.

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Date of publication: July 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study compared different methods of measuring adiposity in over 2000 children and adolescents to determine their ability to predict body adiposity. Results showed that waist-circumference-to-height-ratio (WCHt) is better than waist circumference (WC) or BMI at predicting adiposity in this group and could be a useful surrogate of body adiposity when skin folds measurements are not available.

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.


Impact of weight loss with or without exercise on abdominal fat and insulin resistance in obese individuals: a randomised clinical trial

July 25, 2013

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2013, 110 (3), p. 486-492.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: Abdominal obesity is known to contribute to the development of insulin resistance (IR) and cardiovascular disease. This study examined the effects of body weight reduction with and without exercise over abdominal fat tissue and IR. The authors found that 5% weight loss reduced abdominal far and IR in obese individuals but exercise did not add to the effect of weight loss on the outcome variables.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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