Indicators of Children and Adults’ Healthy Weight in North West Local Authorities

June 26, 2009

Source: North West Public Health Observatory

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Date of publication: June 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell:  This report provides a summary for each of the North West local authorities, of 29 measures that have an established relationship to weight.

Length of publication: 14 page pdf document

Acknowledgement: New Documents Bulletin


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.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Directory of Obesity Training Providers

June 26, 2009

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: April 2009

Publication type: Directory

In a nutshell: An updated version of the directory issued in 2005, this directory acts as a resource for those working in Primary Care Trusts and local authorities who need to commission training courses on obesity management and weight loss.

Length of publication: 140 page pdf document

Acknowledgement: The Association of Public Health Observatories


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.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.


Factors Associated with Obesity and Coronary Heart Disease in People with Intellectual Disabilities

June 26, 2009

Source:  Social Work in Health Care

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article reports on those living with obesity in a community for people with intellectual disabilities in New York. Of those living in the community, almost half are obese. Information and suggestions are provided for inmproving community-based primary care for people with chronic disease risk factors.

Length of publication: 13 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of this article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Social Care Online


Teen Health Check

June 26, 2009

Source: Teen Life Check

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Date of publication: June 2009

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell:  This website uses an online quiz to offer teenagers health advice on topics including nutrition and physical exercise. It also provides helpful links to support services, and features advice videos from teenagers who have already taken the Life Check.

Length of publication: Website

Some important notes: A press release about the Teen Life Check is available here.

Acknowledgement: info4local