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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23rd ECOG Congress, Liverpool 2013

August 27, 2013

Source: European Childhood Obesity Group.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details of the 23rd European Childhood Obesity Group Congress which takes place in Liverpool, UK between 13-15 November, 2013.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Why ‘fat gene’ mutation may make you obese

July 25, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the headlines.

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Date of publication: 16th July, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the original research behind recent headlines which suggest a genetic link to obesity.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Waist to height ratio “more accurate than BMI”.

May 21, 2013

Source: The Telegraph.

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Date of publication: 14th May, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This newspaper article examines a study presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool which suggested that calculating a person’s waist to height ratio is a more accurate means of judging overall risk of health and disease than using a BMI calculation.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Two-year outcomes of an adjunctive telephone coaching and electronic contact intervention for adolescent weight-loss maintenance: the Loozit randomized controlled trial.

April 18, 2013

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2013, 37 (3), p. 468-472.

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Date of publication: March, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This article examines the results of additional therapeutic contact (ATC) as an adjunct to a community-based weight-management program for overweight and obese 13–16-year-olds. Whilst adjunctive ATC did not provide further benefits to the Loozit group program, the authors suggest further work is needed to optimize technological support for adolescents in weight-loss maintenance.

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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Fatness in older women ‘may not be their fault’.

February 6, 2013

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication: 7th January, 2013.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that weight gain in older females “may not be their fault”.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
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