Obesity

Study scrutinises credibility of weight management blogs by most popular influencers on social media

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Weight management discussions on social media are very influential. But a new study assessing the underlying nutrition and weight management information provided by key UK social media influencers suggests that their blogs are not credible/trustworthy sources of advice.

Study scrutinises credibility of weight management blogs by most popular influencers on social media2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

WHO study confirms breastfeeding protects against child obesity, however levels of breastfeeding across Europe are well off-target

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research from WHO published at this month’s European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breast fed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed.

WHO study confirms breastfeeding protects against child obesity, however levels of breastfeeding across Europe are well off-target2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population.

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April – 1 May) shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking.

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May).

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers

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Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, particularly for obesity-related cancers such as those arising from the bowel, kidney, and pancreas in men and women, and from the breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus) in women.

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Chewing gum while walking affects both physical and physiological functions, especially in middle-aged and elderly men

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows chewing gum while walking increases heart rate and energy expenditure.

Chewing gum while walking affects both physical and physiological functions, especially in middle-aged and elderly men2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

The obesity paradox: large study finds people hospitalised for infections are twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

A study of more than 18,000 patients in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26), shows that patients admitted to hospital for treatment for any infectious disease are around twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese.

The obesity paradox: large study finds people hospitalised for infections are twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

On current trends, almost a quarter of people in the world will be obese by 2045, and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research from various cities in the world presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May) demonstrate that if current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017).

On current trends, almost a quarter of people in the world will be obese by 2045, and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)– which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) – concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called ‘empty calories’ that these drinks contain.

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00
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