Women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth.

February 8, 2013

Source: British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (12), p.860-865.
Follow this link for abstract.
Date of publication: 5th December, 2012.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This study examines women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth, with particular reference to the portrayal of celebrities in media images. Whilst weight loss was not an apparent concern for the women interviewed, there was acknowledgement of possible pressure and unrealistic comparisons with celebrities for new mothers.
Length of publication: 6 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.

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Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

June 6, 2011

Title: Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Website.

In a nutshell: A commentary upon a study that examines the standard of reporting of dietary advice in the UK national press and how they may impact upon the dietary and health beliefs and choices of readers.  The study reveals that there is widespread misreporting of dietary health news which could result in misconceptions about food and health.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: The abstract of the original research can be found here.  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.