New US estimate links obesity to 18% of deaths.

August 27, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: 16th August, 2013.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that obesity is killing more people than thought.

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.

Obesity and disability: adults

July 25, 2013

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: June 2013.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This paper examines the evidence for the relationship between obesity and disability, looking at the most prevalent conditions in the UK and exploring inequalities in relation to obesity and highlights implications for health and social care.

Length of publication: 24 pages.

Escalating Coverage of Obesity in UK Newspapers: The Evolution and Framing of the “Obesity Epidemic” From 1996 to 2010.

July 30, 2012

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (8), p.1688-1695.

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Date of publication: August, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study offers a large-scale examination of the evolution and framing of the obesity epidemic in UK newspapers, identifying shifts in news coverage about causes of and potential solutions to the obesity epidemic over a 15 year period. The authors found an increase in media reporting on obesity, with a particular increase in reporting on childhood obesity, and a shift towards reporting on societal solutions such as regulatory change.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

An update on the government’s approach to tackling obesity.

July 30, 2012

Source: National Audit Office.

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Date of publication: July 2012.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This document provides an update to the government’s approach to tackling obesity and related costs in England by 2020.

Length of publication: 38 pages.

How big is the overweight problem in Europe? WHO knows!

March 30, 2012

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: March, 2012.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: EUFIC has delivered a brief overview of a recent report by the WHO which examines prevalence and patterns of obesity and overweight across Europe.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.



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.