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.

 

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The association between recreational parks, facilities and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health.

March 26, 2013

Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2013, 67 (5), p.427-431.
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Date of publication: May 2013.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study examines the association between access to recreational parks and facilities and obesity. The results highlight potential health disparities in childhood obesity due to limited access to recreational facilities and parks.
Length of publication: 5 pages.
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Impact of weight loss with or without exercise on abdominal fat and insulin resistance in obese individuals: a randomised clinical trial.

February 8, 2013

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2013, early view
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Date of publication: January, 2013.
Publication type: Clinical trial.
In a nutshell: This RCT looks at the association between abdominal obesity and the development of insulin resistance (IR) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) by evaluating the effects of body weight reduction with and without exercise over abdominal fat tissue and IR. It was found that 5 % weight loss did reduce abdominal fat and IR in obese individuals and exercise did not add to the effect of weight loss.
Length of publication: 7 pages.
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Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Some important notes: Follow this link to access the online community mentioned in the article.


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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Can you really be both ‘fat and fit?’

September 10, 2012

Source: NHS Choices 

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Date of publication: 5th September, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines suggesting that people may be “fat and fit”.

Length of publication: 1 web page.

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Effect of diet and exercise, alone or combined, on weight and body composition in overweight-to-obese postmenopausal women.

July 30, 2012

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (8), p. 1628-1638.

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Date of publication: August, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A RCT among 439 overweight-to-obese postmenopausal sedentary women to determine the differing effects of a calorie-reduced, low-fat diet (D), a moderate-intensity, aerobic exercise program (E), or the combination of both interventions (D+E), versus a no-lifestyle-change control group (C) on change in body weight and composition. It was found that amongst this group, lifestyle-change involving diet, exercise, or both over 1 year improved body weight and adiposity, with the greatest change arising from the combined intervention.

Length of publication: 11 pages.

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