“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.

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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

July 25, 2013

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2013, 110 (3), p. 486-492.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: Abdominal obesity is known to contribute to the development of insulin resistance (IR) and cardiovascular disease. This study examined the effects of body weight reduction with and without exercise over abdominal fat tissue and IR. The authors found that 5% weight loss reduced abdominal far and IR in obese individuals but exercise did not add to the effect of weight loss on the outcome variables.

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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Time use and physical activity: a shift away from movement across the globe.

July 30, 2012

 Source: Obesity Reviews, 2012, 13 (8), p. 659-680.

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Date of publication: August 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This paper examines trends in physical activity and related energy expenditure over the last 18 years, and goes on to examine the potential impact on weight gain and other cardio-metabolic health risks that the differential declines in activity and increases in sedentary time across the globe represent.

Length of publication: 22 pages.

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Preventing and treating childhood obesity: time to target fathers

February 21, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity , 2012, 36 (1), p.12-15.

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Date of publication: January, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This prospective longitudinal study looks at the long-term effects of having one overweight or obese parent on child weight status and determine whether these effects vary according to parent sex. The authors found that children with overweight or obese fathers are at a higher risk of becoming obese and suggest that interventions to treat overweight fathers may have a part in preventing or treating obesity in children.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

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A school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize. Two-year outcomes

February 21, 2012

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2012, 107 (4), p. 581–587

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This paper looks at the outcomes of the New Zealand-based Project Energise, a longitudinal randomised controlled study which examined how nutrition and physical activity interventions in school age children can help to reduce excess weight gain and the risk of chronic disease.

Length of publication: 7 pages.


Fat babies are not healthy, says new report on preventing obesity.

July 11, 2011

Title: Fat babies are not healthy, says new report on preventing obesity.

Source: BMJ, 2011, 342, d4074

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Date of publication: 28th June, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article looks at a new report published by the US Institute of Medicine which states that excess weight in infancy must be addressed to avoid problems later in life. The report makes recommendations for feeding and weaning of infants, regulation of daycare sleeping arrangements and improved opportunities for physical activity for all children, thus providing a multidimensional approach to combatting childhood obesity.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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Acknowledgement: The report from the US Institute of Medicine can be viewed here.