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Emma Smith, Peter Scarborough, Mike Rayner, Adam D M Briggs
The global burden of obesity leads to significant morbidity and has major economic implications. In April 2018, Britain will join a growing number of countries attempting to tackle this using fiscal measures when the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy is introduced. We review recent evidence from natural experiments of the impact of health-related food and drink taxes on consumer behaviour, and discuss the possible consequences of these approaches on purchases and health. We highlight some of the potential indirect consequences and the importance of robust prospective evaluation...
January 15, 2018: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325517/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-daily-mile-on-childhood-obesity-and-wellbeing-the-birmingham-daily-mile-protocol
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Katie Breheny, Peymane Adab, Sandra Passmore, James Martin, Emma Lancashire, Karla Hemming, Emma Frew
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority. Children spend a large proportion of their waking time in school; therefore this is an appropriate setting to implement obesity prevention initiatives. Anecdotal reports suggest that implementing The Daily Mile in schools has had positive effects on childhood obesity, academic attainment and wellbeing. This trial aims to measure the effectiveness of The Daily Mile for improving health and wellbeing. METHODS: This protocol describes a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in 40 primary schools located in Birmingham, UK...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321237/differences-in-risk-factors-for-3-types-of-stroke-uk-prospective-study-and-meta-analyses
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Alison J Price, F Lucy Wright, Jane Green, Angela Balkwill, Sau Wan Kan, TienYu Owen Yang, Sarah Floud, Mary E Kroll, Rachel Simpson, Cathie L M Sudlow, Valerie Beral, Gillian K Reeves
OBJECTIVE: To compare associations of behavioral and related factors for incident subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke. METHODS: A total of 712,433 Million Women Study participants without prior stroke, heart disease, or cancer reported behavioral and related factors at baseline (1999-2007) and were followed up by record linkage to national hospital admission and death databases. Cox regression yielded adjusted relative risks (RRs) by type of stroke...
January 10, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310572/support-needs-of-patients-with-obesity-in-primary-care-a-practice-list-survey
#4
Elizabeth H Evans, Kirby Sainsbury, Dominika Kwasnicka, Alex Bolster, Vera Araujo-Soares, Falko F Sniehotta
BACKGROUND: UK guidelines recommend that patients with obesity in primary care receive opportunistic weight loss advice from health care professionals, but there is a lack of research into the characteristics and existing weight management practices of these patients. The aim of this study was to characterise primary care patients with obesity in England, to inform the screening, support, and referral options appropriate to this group. METHODS: We surveyed 1309 patients registered at 15 GP practices in North East England, aged ≥18 years and with objectively recorded obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2)...
January 8, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308947/predictive-factors-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-esophagogatric-adenocarcinoma-undergoing-preoperative-chemotherapy
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George Papaxoinis, Konstantinos Kamposioras, Theodora Germetaki, Jamie M J Weaver, Sofia Stamatopoulou, Magdy Nasralla, Zoe Kordatou, Vikki Owen-Holt, Alan Anthoney, Wasat Mansoor
BACKGROUND: Thromboembolic events (TEEs) represent a significant treatment and disease complication for cancer patients. In the present study we assessed the incidence of TEEs in patients receiving preoperative chemotherapy for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma. The risk factors for TEE development and their impact on prognosis were further analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 590 patients with esophagogastric adenocarcinoma, who received preoperative epirubicin-cisplatin with capecitabine (ECX) or 5-fluorouracil (ECF) between 2009 and 2016 in three UK hospitals were retrospectively collected...
January 8, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307387/the-built-environment-and-obesity-in-uk-biobank-right-project-wrong-data
#6
Pablo Monsivais, Thomas Burgoine
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January 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307385/associations-between-fast-food-and-physical-activity-environments-and-adiposity-in-mid-life-cross-sectional-observational-evidence-from-uk-biobank
#7
Kate E Mason, Neil Pearce, Steven Cummins
BACKGROUND: The built environment might be associated with development of obesity and related disorders. We examined whether neighbourhood exposure to fast-food outlets and physical activity facilities were associated with adiposity in UK adults. METHODS: We used cross-sectional observational data from UK Biobank. Participants were aged 40-70 years and attended 21 assessment centres between 2006 and 2010. Using linked data on environments around each participant's residential address, we examined whether density of physical activity facilities and proximity to fast-food outlets were associated with waist circumference, body-mass index (BMI), and body fat percentage...
January 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306894/income-and-obesity-what-is-the-direction-of-the-relationship-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Tae Jun Kim, Olaf von dem Knesebeck
OBJECTIVE: It was repeatedly shown that lower income is associated with higher risks for subsequent obesity. However, the perspective of a potential reverse causality is often neglected, in which obesity is considered a cause for lower income, when obese people drift into lower-income jobs due to labour-market discrimination and public stigmatisation. This review was performed to explore the direction of the relation between income and obesity by specifically assessing the importance of social causation and reverse causality...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302609/effectiveness-of-the-healthy-lifestyles-programme-help-to-prevent-obesity-in-uk-primary-school-children-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenny Lloyd, Siobhan Creanor, Stuart Logan, Colin Green, Sarah G Dean, Melvyn Hillsdon, Charles Abraham, Richard Tomlinson, Virginia Pearson, Rod S Taylor, Emma Ryan, Lisa Price, Adam Streeter, Katrina Wyatt
Background: Although childhood overweight and obesity prevalence has increased substantially worldwide in the past three decades, scarce evidence exists for effective preventive strategies. We aimed to establish whether a school-based intervention for children aged 9-10 years would prevent excessive weight gain after 24 months. Methods: This pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a school-based obesity prevention intervention, was done in 32 schools in southwest England...
January 2018: The lancet child & adolescent health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295838/genetic-evidence-that-carbohydrate-stimulated-insulin-secretion-leads-to-obesity
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Christina M Astley, Jennifer N Todd, Rany M Salem, Sailaja Vedantam, Cara B Ebbeling, Paul L Huang, David S Ludwig, Joel N Hirschhorn, Jose C Florez
BACKGROUND: A fundamental precept of the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity is that insulin secretion drives weight gain. However, fasting hyperinsulinemia can also be driven by obesity-induced insulin resistance. We used genetic variation to isolate and estimate the potentially causal effect of insulin secretion on body weight. METHODS: Genetic instruments of variation of insulin secretion [assessed as insulin concentration 30 min after oral glucose (insulin-30)] were used to estimate the causal relationship between increased insulin secretion and body mass index (BMI), using bidirectional Mendelian randomization analysis of genome-wide association studies...
January 2018: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284712/quality-assessment-of-nutrition-coverage-in-the-media-a-6-week-survey-of-five-popular-uk-newspapers
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Alice R Kininmonth, Nafeesa Jamil, Nasser Almatrouk, Charlotte E L Evans
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of nutrition articles in popular national daily newspapers in the UK and to identify important predictors of article quality. SETTING: Newspapers are a primary source of nutrition information for the public. DESIGN: Newspaper articles were collected on 6 days of the week (excluding Sunday) for 6 weeks in summer 2014. Predictors included food type and health outcome, size of article, whether the journalist was named and day of the week...
December 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281499/associations-between-the-combined-physical-activity-environment-socioeconomic-status-and-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
M Hobbs, C Griffiths, M A Green, H Jordan, J Saunders, J McKenna
AIMS: This study investigates associations between the combined physical activity environment and obesity and explores any sub-group effects by individual-level socioeconomic status. METHODS: In a large cross-sectional cohort ( n = 22,889) from the Yorkshire Health Study, body mass index was calculated using self-reported height and weight and obesity was defined as a body mass index ≥ 30. The physical activity environment was split into 'unfavourable physical activity', 'moderately favourable physical activity' and 'favourable physical activity' environments...
December 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278388/the-length-of-residence-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-among-foreign-english-teachers-in-korea
#13
Brice Wilfried Obiang-Obounou
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders that involve the heart and blood vessels. Acculturation is associated with CVD risk factors among immigrants in Western countries. In this study, the association between acculturation and CVD risk factors was examined among English teachers from Europe and the USA living in Korea. English teachers were defined as those who reported their profession as "English Teacher". Only English teachers from Europe (UK, and Ireland, n = 81) and North America (Canada and USA, n = 304) were selected...
December 26, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259258/a-prospective-investigation-of-body-size-body-fat-composition-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-the-uk-biobank
#14
Luisa Saldana Ortega, Kathryn E Bradbury, Amanda J Cross, Jessica S Morris, Marc J Gunter, Neil Murphy
Obesity has been consistently associated with a greater colorectal cancer risk, but this relationship is weaker among women. In the UK Biobank, we investigated the associations between body size (body mass index [BMI], height, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio) and body fat composition (total body fat percentage and trunk fat percentage) measurements with colorectal cancer risk among 472,526 men and women followed for 5.6 years on average. Multivariable hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) for developing colorectal cancer (2,636 incident cases) were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228233/exploring-the-evidence-base-for-tier-3-specialist-weight-management-interventions-for-children-aged-2-18-years-in-the-uk-a-rapid-systematic-review
#15
Tamara Brown, Claire O'Malley, Jamie Blackshaw, Vicki Coulton, Alison Tedstone, Carolyn Summerbell, Louisa J Ells
Background: The impact of specialist weight management services (Tier 3) for children with severe and complex obesity in the UK is unclear. This review aims to examine the impact of child Tier 3 services in the UK, exploring service characteristics and implications for practice. Methods: Rapid systematic review of any study examining specialist weight management interventions in any UK setting including children (2-18 years) with a body mass index >99.6th centile or >98th centile with comorbidity...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224241/cost-effectiveness-of-bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-in-the-uk
#16
M Panca, R M Viner, B White, T Pandya, H Melo, M Adamo, R Batterham, D Christie, S Kinra, S Morris
Evidence shows that surgery for severe obesity in adults improves health and psychological functioning, and is cost-effective. Data on bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity are extremely limited, with no evidence on cost-effectiveness. We evaluated the lifetime cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery compared with no surgery in adolescents with severe obesity from the UK's National Health Service perspective. Eighteen adolescents with body mass index ≥40 kg m-2 who underwent bariatric surgery (laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass [RYGB] [N = 9], and laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy [SG] [N = 9]) at University College London Hospitals between January 2008 and December 2013 were included...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223769/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-search-of-shared-pathomechanisms
#17
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D Polsek, N Gildeh, D Cash, R Winsky-Sommerer, S C R Williams, F Turkheimer, G D Leschziner, M J Morrell, I Rosenzweig
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a significant public health concern. The incidence continues to rise, and it is set to be over one million in the UK by 2025. The processes involved in the pathogenesis of AD have been shown to overlap with those found in cognitive decline in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Currently, the standard treatment for OSA is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Adherence to treatment can, however, be an issue, especially in patients with dementia. Also, not all patients respond adequately, necessitating the use of additional treatments...
December 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211804/the-cardio-metabolic-impact-of-taking-commonly-prescribed-analgesic-drugs-in-133-401-uk-biobank-participants
#18
Sophie Cassidy, Michael I Trenell, Kirstie N Anderson
OBJECTIVE: There has been a significant increase in the prescribing of medication for chronic non-cancer pain. In a UK population sample, we aimed to assess cardio-metabolic (CM) health in those taking these chronic pain medications. METHODS: 133,401 participants from the UK Biobank cohort were studied. BMI, waist cm and hypertension were compared between those on drugs prescribed for chronic pain and CM drugs to those on CM drugs only. Multiple confounders were controlled for...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208363/the-uk-paediatric-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-register-statin-related-safety-and-1-year-growth-data
#19
Steve E Humphries, Jackie Cooper, Peter Dale, Uma Ramaswami
BACKGROUND: For children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), UK guidelines recommend consideration of statin therapy by age 10 years and dietary and lifestyle advice to maintain an ideal body weight. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to use the UK Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia Register to determine: (1) the prevalence of plasma markers of liver toxicity and muscle damage in statin-treated FH children; (2) the prevalence of obesity in FH children compared to the UK general population; and (3) to compare growth rates in statin-treated and nontreated children...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207490/is-trabecular-bone-score-valuable-in-bone-microstructure-assessment-after-gastric-bypass-in-women-with-morbid-obesity
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Agustina Pia Marengo, Fernando Guerrero Pérez, Luis San Martín, Rosa Monseny, Anna Casajoana, Rocio Valera, Nuria Virgili, Andreu Simó Servat, Albert Prats, Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Nuria Vilarrasa
INTRODUCTION: The effects of bariatric surgery on skeletal health raise many concerns. Trabecular bone score (TBS) is obtained through the analysis of lumbar spine dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) images and allows an indirect assessment of skeletal microarchitecture (MA). The aim of our study was to evaluate the changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and alterations in bone microarchitecture assessed by TBS in morbidly obese women undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), over a three-year follow-up...
December 2, 2017: Nutrients
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