Changes in weight bias following weight loss: the impact of weight-loss method

February 21, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36 (2), p.314–319

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined changes in people’s perceptions of an obese target that had lost weight through diet and exercise or through surgery. The findings indicate that a person’s perceptions of obese individuals can improve after weight loss.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Spoon-feeding compared with ‘baby-led’ weaning

February 21, 2012

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent headlines which suggested that spoon-fed babies could be more prone to obesity than those who had experienced “baby-led” weaning.

Length of publication: Web page.

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Preventing and treating childhood obesity: time to target fathers

February 21, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity , 2012, 36 (1), p.12-15.

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Date of publication: January, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This prospective longitudinal study looks at the long-term effects of having one overweight or obese parent on child weight status and determine whether these effects vary according to parent sex. The authors found that children with overweight or obese fathers are at a higher risk of becoming obese and suggest that interventions to treat overweight fathers may have a part in preventing or treating obesity in children.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

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A school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize. Two-year outcomes

February 21, 2012

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2012, 107 (4), p. 581–587

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This paper looks at the outcomes of the New Zealand-based Project Energise, a longitudinal randomised controlled study which examined how nutrition and physical activity interventions in school age children can help to reduce excess weight gain and the risk of chronic disease.

Length of publication: 7 pages.


New partnership to help with weight issues

February 21, 2012

Source: Midwives Magazine

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Date of publication: 30th January, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Slimming World have come together in a new initiative aimed at supporting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to maintain a healthy weight by eating well and taking moderate exercise during pregnancy and the post-natal period. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage. 


A qualitative study on patients’ and physicians’ visions for the future management of overweight or obesity

February 21, 2012

Source: Family Practice, 2012, 29 (1), p. 103-109.

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This qualitative study analyses the views of both patients and physicians in relation to future management of obesity in primary care. It reveals a high level of agreement between these two groups with regard to the communication requirements for successful care and the need for multimodal care concepts in and out of the GP practice.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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