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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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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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.

 

 


Early markers of adult obesity: a review.

March 30, 2012

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2012, 13 (4), p. 347-367.

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Date of publication: April, 2012.

Publication type: Review.

In a nutshell: This review looks at published research related to factors in early childhood, such as maternal BMI, childhood growth patterns and childhood obesity, that may be significant predictors of developing obesity in adulthood.

Length of publication: 20 pages.

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Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

October 26, 2011

Title: Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (10), p. 2107-2110.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A brief look at the growing obesity problem in the United States of America and how the US government plans to tackle this difficult  issue  in coming years.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

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Obesity “worse for teen girls” blood pressure.

October 26, 2011

Title: Obesity “worse for teen girls” blood pressure.

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 14th October, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell:  An overview of a recent American Physiological Society conference presentation which suggested that obesity has a greater negative impact upon the cardiovascular health of teenage girls in later life.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.




Health and economic burden of the projected obesity trends in the USA and the UK.

September 9, 2011

Title: Health and economic burden of the projected obesity trends in the USA and the UK.

Source: The Lancet,  2011, 378 (9793), p. 815-825.

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Date of publication: August, 2011.

Publication type: Statistics.

In a nutshell: Using a simulation model, the authors have calculated the projected probable health and economic consequences of a continued rise in obesity over the next two decades amongst the populations of the USA and the UK.   They conclude that the costs associated with the treatment of preventable obesity-related diseases are such that effective policies to promote healthier weight will have noted economic benefits.

Length of publication: 11 pages.

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