Fat, pregnant or both?

September 16, 2011

Title: Fat, pregnant or both?

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 26th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Pregnancy is said to be a time when women pay more attention to their diet, but many still become overweight during this time.  Bridget Benelam from the British Nutrition Foundation states that there needs to be clearer weight control advice for women during pregnancy, suggesting that NICE guidelines issued last year are not enough.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the NICE guidance referred to in this article.


Families fit for life, Knowsley.

September 12, 2011

Title: Families fit for life, Knowsley.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development

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Date of publication: 7th September, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A look back over a health and fitness programme aimed at  families living in the Knowsley area who experience difficulties and and have children under 5 years of age .  It consists of a mixture of group sessions and home-based support aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of these families.  The project is due to run until 2012.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 


Primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment versus standard care: a randomised controlled trial.

September 12, 2011

Title: Primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment versus standard care: a randomised controlled trial.

Source: The Lancet, 2011, 376 (early view – articles in press)

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Date of publication: September, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This RCT compared weight loss in patients given standard treatment with those who had been referred to a commercial community provider, namely Weight Watchers.  The findings suggest that referral to such community weight loss programmes which provide regular weighing, dietary and exercise advice, as well as group support can result in patients losing significantly more weight over a 12 month period.

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.


Time spent obese linked to health risks.

September 5, 2011

Title: Time spent obese linked to health risks.

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: 23rd August, 2011.

Publication type: News Item.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research study behind recent headline claims that the length of time spent obese should be taken into account when examining the health effects of obesity.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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

Acknowledgement: To read the BBC article referred to in this item, please follow this link.