Obesity Horizon Scanning Volume 3 Issue 3.

July 11, 2011

Fat babies are not healthy, says new report on preventing obesity.

July 11, 2011

Title: Fat babies are not healthy, says new report on preventing obesity.

Source: BMJ, 2011, 342, d4074

Follow this link for abstract.

Date of publication: 28th June, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article looks at a new report published by the US Institute of Medicine which states that excess weight in infancy must be addressed to avoid problems later in life. The report makes recommendations for feeding and weaning of infants, regulation of daycare sleeping arrangements and improved opportunities for physical activity for all children, thus providing a multidimensional approach to combatting childhood obesity.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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.

Acknowledgement: The report from the US Institute of Medicine can be viewed here.


Systematic review of ‘nutritively sweetened beverage’ consumption and an association with bodyweight struggles to find conclusive evidence.

July 11, 2011

Title: Systematic review of “nutritively sweetened beverage” consumption and an association with bodyweight struggles to find conclusive evidence.

Source: EUFIC.

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Date of publication: 7th July, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article provides a synopsis of a recently published review of RCTs and evidence-based reviews relating to the effects of consuming nutritively sweetened beverages (NSBs) upon changes in body weight and adiposity.  This review found that currently there is not enough evidence to demonstrate conclusively that NSB consumption has uniquely contributed to obesity or that reducing NSB consumption will reduce BMI levels.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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


Show your support for school cooking lessons.

July 7, 2011

Title: Show your support for school cooking lessons.

Source: Our Life.

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Date of publication: 16th June, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: An Early Day Motion, “EDM 1816: Practical Cooking Lessons in Schools”, has been tabled by MP Zac Goldsmith to ensure that mandatory cookery lessons remain part of the secondary school curriculum.   Our Life is calling upon all North West MPs to back this move as part of the battle against unhealthy eating in the UK, arguing that these lessons provide children with the opportunity to acquire valuable skills and knowledge with regard to healthy eating choices.

Length of publication: 1 page.


 


Can you fidget your way to fitness?

July 7, 2011

Title: Can you fidget your way to fitness?

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: 3rd July, 2011.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: This article takes a closer look at the original research behind recent newspaper claims that you can fidget your way to fitness to provide a clearer understanding of the findings.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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



NICE call for obesity best practice examples.

July 7, 2011

Title: NICE calls for obesity best practice examples.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development

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Date of publication: 7th July, 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Department of Health has asked NICE to develop guidance on “Obesity – working with local communities” and is looking for examples of best practice that aim to address and prevent obesity through the delivery of local services at community level.  Submissions and supporting evidence may be made using the templates available via the NICE website.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: For more information, follow this link to visit the NICE website.



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July 7, 2011

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