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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What People Buy From Fast-food Restaurants: Caloric Content and Menu Item Selection

June 26, 2009

Source: Obesity, Epub 2009

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  This study measured the calorific content of 7,750 meals purchased from fast-food outlets. Overall, a third of the meals purchased were over a 1000 calories. The article makes suggestions for how calorie content of fast-food meals could be reduced, and how the public could be made aware of the calorific content.

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Overweight in midlife and risk of dementia: a 40-year follow-up study

June 26, 2009

SourceInternational Journal of Obesity, Epub June 2009

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a Nutshell: This study followed 1152 participants over a 40 period to determine whether those with an increased body mass index in midlife (age 45-65) had an increased risk of dementia, Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia.

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