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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Obesity and disability: adults

July 25, 2013

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: June 2013.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This paper examines the evidence for the relationship between obesity and disability, looking at the most prevalent conditions in the UK and exploring inequalities in relation to obesity and highlights implications for health and social care.

Length of publication: 24 pages.


Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK

July 25, 2013

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: July 2013.

Publication type: Practice guidance.

In a nutshell: This NICE guidance assesses how body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference adults among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK links to the risk of a range of non-communicable diseases.

Length of publication: 50 pages.


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.

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