Effect of BMI and binge eating on food reward and energy intake: further evidence for a binge eating subtype of obesity.

August 27, 2013

Source: Obesity Facts, 2013, 6 (4), p. 348-359.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the influence of trait binge eating in lean and overweight or obese women on appetite, food reward and energy intake. The findings support the suggestion that is a difference in the groups studied between liking and wanting food and that there are subtypes of binge eating behaviours.

Length of publication: 12 pages.

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Association of supermarket characteristics with the body mass index of their shoppers.

August 27, 2013

Source: Nutrition, 2013, 12:117.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study looked at a range of supermarkets and associations of distance travelled to supermarkets and supermarket characteristics with shoppers’ body mass index (BMI). After adjusting for age, sex, income and car ownership, the authors found that food basket price in supermarkets was inversely associated with BMI of their shoppers, and they suggest careful manipulation of supermarket food pricing could be used as an intervention for reducing BMI.

Length of publication: 8 pages.


The emerging role of dietary fructose in obesity and cognitive decline.

August 27, 2013

Source: Nutrition, 2013, 12:114.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: This paper looks initially at the association between a noted increased intake of dietary fructose and obesity, cognitive decline and dementia, then goes on to consider the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to promising results in cognitive function including ameliorating the impact of a high-fructose diet.

Length of publication: 12 pages.


Two-year outcomes of an adjunctive telephone coaching and electronic contact intervention for adolescent weight-loss maintenance: the Loozit randomized controlled trial.

April 18, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (3), p. 468-472.

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Date of publication: March, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This article examines the results of additional therapeutic contact (ATC) as an adjunct to a community-based weight-management program for overweight and obese 13–16-year-olds. Whilst adjunctive ATC did not provide further benefits to the Loozit group program, the authors suggest further work is needed to optimize technological support for adolescents in weight-loss maintenance.

Length of publication: 5 pages.

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Effects of promoting longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age 11.5 years: a randomized trial.

March 26, 2013

Source: JAMA, 2013, 309(10), p.1005-1013
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Date of publication: 13th March, 2013.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: The findings of this study suggest that whilst breast feeding is good for babies, it is unlikely to halt the obesity epidemic in children. The trial tested an intervention to encourage exclusive breast feeding of healthy singleton babies, which worked. However, the additional breast feeding, which was substantial, didn’t prevent overweight or obesity a decade later and made no discernible difference to children’s body mass index.
Length of publication: 9 pages.
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Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?

February 8, 2013

Source: NursingTimes.Net
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Date of publication: 20th January, 2013.
Publication type: Journal article.
In a nutshell: An examination of the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet which has recently gained popularity.
Length of publication: 1 web page.


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.