New nutrition guidelines for Europe, halfway there…

June 6, 2011

Title: New nutrition guidelines for Europe, halfway there…

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: An update on the progress of the development of  the latest evidence-based guidelines for the recommended daily intake of fats, carbohydrates, fibre and water in order to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.  A brief overview of draft recommendations is provided by the European Food Safety Agency.

Length of publication: 1 page.


 

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The Really Big Summer Adventure.

June 6, 2011

Title: The Really Big Summer Adventure.

Source: Change4Life

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Change4Life recently announced its Really Big Summer Adventure campaign will start in July.  Aimed at children, this initiative includes an activity pack with healthy recipes and energetic play ideas in a bid to encourage increased physical activity and healthier eating.

Length of publication: 1 page.


 


Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

June 6, 2011

Title: Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Website.

In a nutshell: A commentary upon a study that examines the standard of reporting of dietary advice in the UK national press and how they may impact upon the dietary and health beliefs and choices of readers.  The study reveals that there is widespread misreporting of dietary health news which could result in misconceptions about food and health.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: The abstract of the original research can be found here.  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Video game playing increases food intake in adolescents: a randomized crossover study.

June 6, 2011

Title: Video game playing increases food intake in adolescents: a randomized crossover study.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011, 93 (6) p.1196-1203.

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the link between food intake, obesity and sedentary video game playing in healthy male adolescents.  The findings suggest that although energy expenditure was significantly higher during game play than in a resting state, increased food intake after game playing was noted and was not compensated for through the rest of the day.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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


Does “eating for two” make mums gain weight?

June 6, 2011

Title: Does “eating for two” make mums gain weight?

Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 18 May 2011.

Publication type: Website.

In a nutshell: This article takes a closer look at the original research behind recent reports that “eating for two” in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of life-long obesity for women.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: Click here to read the full text of the original research article.


Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >70 years.

June 6, 2011

Title: Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >70 years.

Source: Public Health Nutrition, 2011, epub ahead of print.

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Date of publication: 6 May 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the shopping habits of older adults living in the UK and potential associations with certain health-related indicators such as BMI, physical activity levels and physical function.  The findings suggest that the majority of respondents travel by car to large supermarkets where they can easily access high quality vegetables & fruit and low-fat food products.    This ease of access was associated with higher levels of physical function and activity in the respondents.

Length of publication: 10 pages.


Medical student bias and care recommendations for an obese vs non-obese virtual patient.

June 6, 2011

Title: Medical student bias and care recommendations for an obese vs non-obese virtual patient.

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2011, 35 (5) p. 728-735.

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study used an immersive virtual reality environment to look at the effect of a patient’s weight on medical students’ attitudes, beliefs and interpersonal behaviour towards the patient and the clinical recommendations given for care.  Whilst the study revealed biases in attitudes, beliefs and interpersonal behaviour, there was no clear evidence of bias in the clinical recommendations given for patient care.  The authors suggest that a better understanding of the nature and source of weight bias among practitioners may help in the development of strategies to address this issue.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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.