Physical activity and weight gain prevention in older men.

October 8, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012,  36, p.1165-1169.

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Date of publication: September, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the associations between differing amounts of physical activity with weight gain prevention in older men. Physical activity levels were measured against the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and US federal guidelines. The study found that men who had lower levels of physical activity were more likely to gain weight than men satisfying the 2002 IOM guidelines of >21 MET-h per week (~60 min day−1 of moderate-intensity physical activity).

Length of publication: 5 pages.

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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.

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Social influences are associated with BMI and weight loss intentions in young adults.

June 6, 2011

Title: Social influences are associated with BMI and weight loss intentions in young adults.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (6) p. 1157-1162.

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the idea of obesity and health behaviour clusters in relation to social networkd and norms among young adults in the US.  The paper suggests that social contacts and normative beliefs influence weight status and weight loss intents in young adults.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Body mass index knowledge of older adults and motivation to change.

March 28, 2011

Source: British Journal of Community Nursing, 2011, 16, (3), p. 110-115.

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Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study explores the knowledge of older adults in Ireland and the USA about their BMI category and their motivation to change.  Analysis of data obtained from questionnaires found that fewer Irish respondents knew their BMI category.  However, it was noted that measured BMI differed markedly from self-reported BMI in both groups.  The authors suggest that these older adults are unaware of their weight status and thus their BMI category and the possible health consequences.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Child body mass index, obesity and proximity to fast food restaurants.

February 18, 2011

Source: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, 6 (1) p.60-68.

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Date of publication: February 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study used a sample group made up of elementary and middle school students to examine the association between BMI, obesity and proximity of fast food outlets and restaurants to students’ residences.  It found that students who lived within one tenth to one quarter mile from  a fast food restaurant had significantly higher BMI values.  The study concluded that public health efforts to limit access to fast food amongst nearby residents could have a beneficial effect on child obesity.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

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Chefs’ opinions about reducing the calorie content of menu items in restaurants.

February 18, 2011

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19, p. 332-337.

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Date of publication: February 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This article reports on the findings of a recent survey of 432 U.S. chefs involved in strategies to reduce the calorific content of restaurant food.  The study indicates that opportunities exist for reducing the energy content of restaurant items, but collaboration between chefs and public health professionals is needed to ensure that reduced calorie menus are available and are promoted in restaurants.

Length of publication: 5 pages.

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Nurses should treat obese patients with more respect.

February 18, 2011

Source: http://www.nursingtimes.net

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Date of publication: 1st February, 2011.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: This article examines the U.S. “Respect” nursing model, in which nurses are trained to be non-judgemental about the patient’s condition and claims that adopting such an approach could help those seeking treatment in the U.K.

Length of publication: 1 page.