Alcohol consumption and body weight change in postmenopausal women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative.

October 8, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36 (9), p.1158–1164.

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Date of publication: September 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This cohort study examined whether alcohol consumption is associated with incident overweight or obesity in normal-weight, postmenopausal women.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

 


The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

October 8, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36, p. 1180-1186.

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Date of publication: September 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study analysed the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in middle-age and disability status in old-age using data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS). A graded relationship was observed between BMI and disability in males and females across the range of participants. This study highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight in middle age in order to reduce the risk of disability in old age.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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Childhood obesity: 10 of your stories.

October 8, 2012

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 2nd October, 2012.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: 10 adults look back on their experiences as overweight children and how this has affected them and shaped their attitudes towards food throughout their lives.

Length of publication: 1 wepbage.

 


Mouse ‘fat gene’ gives clues on weight gain.

March 30, 2012

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the headlines.

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Date of publication: March, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind the recent newspaper headline which suggested that scientists have uncovered a “greedy gene”.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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