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Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

Snack Pack

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating in schools Outlines the Fresh Fruit in Schools pilot scheme and explains the potential benefits of the scheme to schools and pupils. It also provides information on the four Health ...

Pregnancy

safefood Healthy eating during pregnancy Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby develop and grow and will help keep you fit and well. You don’t need to go on a special diet, but make sure that you follow the basic healthy eating guidelines ...

Infancy

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Older People

safefood Food and nutritional information for the elderly This is a webpage by safefood that provides nutritional information for older people. As you grow older, it’s as important as ever to eat well. The right diet can help you feel better and stay more ...

National Union of Students

National Union of Students (NUS) Students The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes aims to provide assistance to students and its member students' unions. It is a confederation of 600 students' unio ...

Obesity in the UK: A review and comparative analysis of policies within the devolved administrations

Musingarimi, P. Review of responses to tackling obesity In the United Kingdom obesity is a significant public problem and the formulation and implementation of policies to address it are primarily the responsibility of the devolved administrations. Contai ...

Should Equity in Health be Target Number 1?

Stonks, K. and Gunning-Schepers, L. Research article on Equity in healthcare Policy measures to reduce socioeconomic health differences (SEHD) must be preceded by an analysis of the possibilities and desirability of a reduction. This paper argues that it ...

Modulation of Blood Pressure by Central Melanocortinergic Pathways

Geenfield, J. R. et al Research article on genetic and pharmacologic studies Weight gain and weight loss are associated with changes in blood pressure through unknown mechanisms. Central melanocortinergic signaling is implicated in the control of energy b ...

Common Variants near MC4R are Associated with Fat Mass, Weight and Risk of Obesity

Loos, R. J. et al Research article examining variants to obesity and insulin resistance To identify common variants influencing body mass index (BMI), the authors analyzed genome-wide association data from 16,876 individuals of European descent. After pre ...

Genome-wide association yields new sequence variants at seven loci that associate with measures of obesity

Thorleifsson, G. et al Study on genome-wide association (GWA) of the heritable factors of obesity Obesity results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To search for sequence variants that affect variation in two common measures of ob ...

Obesity-Blocking Neurons in Drosophila

Al-Anzi, B. et al Study on Obesity-Blocking Neurons in Fruit Flies In mammals, fat store levels are communicated by leptin and insulin signaling to brain centers that regulate food intake and metabolism. By using transgenic manipulation of neural activity ...

Obesity Associated Genetic Variation in FTO is Associated with Diminished Satiety

Wardle, J. et al Study on genetic variation in FTO as associated with diminished satiety Polymorphisms within the FTO gene have consistently been associated with obesity across multiple populations. However, to date it is not known whether the association ...

Public Health England Obesity

10.14655/11971-756720 Public Health England (PHE) Overweight, Obesity The Public Health England Obesity website provides a single point of contact for wide-ranging authoritative information on data, evaluation, evidence and research related to weight stat ...

Healthy Lunchboxes

Safefood ATTITUDE, CHILD, EATING HABIT, FAST FOOD, HEALTHY EATING, OBESITY Healthy Lunchboxes is an information leaflet and supporting online material offering information to parents about ways to choose a balanced, nutritious and tasty lunch for children ...

Healthy Places

Healthy Places ENVIRONMENT, LAW, LEGISLATION, LIFESTYLE Healthy Places focuses on legal areas that are new, interesting, often not fully understood, or, not recognised at all as having a potential impact on health in a local area.  It highlights areas of ...

Nutritionist Resource

Nutritionist Resource Healthy eating The purpose of this site is to provide the UK with a nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that wil ...

Go For Life Fitline

Age and Opportunity OLDER PEOPLE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SMOKING, SMOKING CESSATION FitLine is like a smokers quit line, except it gives you the information and encouragement you need to get more physically active. It is a free service for over 50s.You can ge ...

INPROFOOD

Life Science Centre, University of Hohenheim Healthy eating, Eating habits, Food, Nutrition, Consumption, Diet Food and health is a highly complex societal challenge and public engagement in research requires ever more focus. Over the past decade, most EU ...

Dietitians in Obesity Management UK (DOM UK)

British Dietetic Association Dietitians, Nutritional advice Dietitians in Obesity Management UK (DOM UK) is a specialist group of the British Dietetic Association. DOM UK aspires to be a practical resource for dietitians, and provide opportunities to netw ...