At least 900 Welsh children attend slimming classes.

August 27, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 20th August, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: BBC News reported that at least 900 children across Wales have attended slimming clubs this year. This has prompted calls throughout the UK for a greater emphasis on teaching children about healthy eating and exercise at a younger age.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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“Exercise is a form of medicine”

July 25, 2013

 Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 1st July, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Learn more about one woman’s mission to promote the provision of personalised exercise programmes for patients to community practitioners.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


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.

 


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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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.


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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