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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Twitter diet? Tweeting can ‘aid weight loss’.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication:
16th January, 2013.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent news stories that using social media sites to “tweet” about your diet can aid weight loss.
Length of publication: 1 webpage.
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Leisure time physical activity of moderate to vigorous Intensity and mortality: a large pooled cohort analysis.

December 13, 2012

Source: PLOS Medicine, 2012, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001335

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Date of publication: 6th November, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A new study has found that regual physical exercise can help to increase one’s lifespan, even in those who are overweight.

Length of publication: 14 pages.


Alcohol consumption and body weight change in postmenopausal women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative.

October 8, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36 (9), p.1158–1164.

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Date of publication: September 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This cohort study examined whether alcohol consumption is associated with incident overweight or obesity in normal-weight, postmenopausal women.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

 


The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

October 8, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36, p. 1180-1186.

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Date of publication: September 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study analysed the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in middle-age and disability status in old-age using data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS). A graded relationship was observed between BMI and disability in males and females across the range of participants. This study highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight in middle age in order to reduce the risk of disability in old age.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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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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A Trial of Sugar-free or Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Body Weight in Children.

October 8, 2012

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2012, epub DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203034

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Date of publication: 21st September, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This randomized trial, conducted over 18 months, saw participants receive either 250ml per day sugar-free, artificially sweetened beverage or a similar sugar-containing beverage. Results showed that masked replacements for sugar-containing beverages with non-calorific beverages reduced weight gain and fat accumulation in the normal weight children participating in this study.

Length of publication: 10 pages.