Weight change, psychological well-being, and vitality in adults participating in a cognitive–behavioral weight loss program.

May 21, 2013

Source: Health Psychology, 2013,  32(4), p. 439-446.

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Date of publication: April, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the impact of intentional weight loss on the psychological well-being of adults participating in three clinical weight loss interventions. The authors found that weight loss was associated with positive changes in psychological well-being , with increased vitality cited as the most significant change.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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Psychological treatment for obesity: Determining what eating behaviours are involved.

July 3, 2012

 Source: European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

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Date of publication: June 2012.

Publication type: News Item.

In a nutshell: EUFIC reports on the recent development of a self-reported questionnaire aimed to help researchers to better understand the eating behaviours related to overweight and obesity.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Social influences are associated with BMI and weight loss intentions in young adults.

June 6, 2011

Title: Social influences are associated with BMI and weight loss intentions in young adults.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (6) p. 1157-1162.

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the idea of obesity and health behaviour clusters in relation to social networkd and norms among young adults in the US.  The paper suggests that social contacts and normative beliefs influence weight status and weight loss intents in young adults.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Tackling childhood overweight: treating parents exclusively is effective.

April 26, 2011

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2011, 35, p. 501-509.

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Date of publication: April 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study focused on treatment aimed at the parents of overweight or obese children, using a “waiting-list” control group and a cognitive-behavioural treatment group.  The research found that whilst BMI was reduced only in children and parents in the treatment group, both groups displayed positive psychological effects related to taking part in the study.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

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