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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 ...

The FTO gene and measured food intake in children

Wardle J., Llewellyn C., Sanderson S., Plomin R. Research article examining associations between FTO gene and the likelihood of overeating Polymorphisms in the obesity-associated gene, FTO, have been linked with sensitivity to satiety in children, indicat ...

Leptin: a pivotal regulator of human energy homeostasis

Farooqi, I. S. and O'Rahilly, S. Research study presented at symposium The identification of the hormone leptin by Friedman et al (1) in 1994 has proved to be a seminal observation in biomedical science. The discovery that a circulating protein secre ...

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 ...

A Common Variant in the FTO Gene Is Associated with Body Mass Index and Predisposes to Childhood and Adult Obesity

Frayling, T. M. et al Study of genetic factors linked to the predisposition of obesity Obesity is a serious international health problem that increases the risk of several common diseases. The genetic factors predisposing to obesity are poorly understood. ...

Evidence for a Strong Genetic Influence on Childhood Adiposity Despite the Force of the Obesogenic Environment

Wardle, J., Carnell, S., Haworth, C. and Plomin, R. BODY MASS INDEX, ENVIRONMENT, GENETICS, OBESITY Body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be highly heritable, but most studies were carried out in cohorts born before the onset of the "obesity epidem ...

Managing the health effects of climate change

Costello, A. et al Research article on health impacts of climate change on human societies Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Effects of climate change on health will affect most populations in the next decades and put ...

An Obesity-Associated FTO Gene Variant and Increased Energy Intake in Children

Cecil, J. E. et al Study of genetic factors related to obesity in children Variation in the fat mass and obesityヨassociated (FTO) gene has provided the most robust associations with common obesity to date. However, the role of FTO variants in modulating s ...

Leptin Regulates Striatal Regions and Human Eating Behavior

Farooqi, I. S. Bullmore, E., Keogh, J., Gillard, J., O'Rahilly, S. and Fletcher, P. C. Study on physiological satiety signals and overeating. Studies of the fat-derived hormone leptin have provided key insights into the molecular and neural component ...

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 ...

The Relationship Between Obesity and Sedentary Behaviour: A Systematic Map of Research

Kalra, N. and Newman, M., EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education Research report on the cross-government strategy to support people to maintain a healthy weight. This research summarises the findings of the studies looked at in ...

100 Banned Words

Local Government Associalion (LGA) Communication, English, Language National Plain English Day was 11 December 2007. To mark the occasion, the Local Government Association (LGA) published a list of 100 words that public bodies should not use if they want ...

Beacons

Beacons Consultants Training consultant, Management training, Team building Beacons Consultants are training consultants who specialise in management training, team building and 360 feed-back. They have offices in Bristol (covering the Midlands, the West ...

Campaigning Handbook: Directory of Social Change

Lattimer, M. COMMUNICATION, FINANCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW, LOBBYING, POLITICS, SOCIETY Written for pressure groups, charities and social activists, this book covers the skills of modern campaigning. In this edition there are new sections on the Human Rights ...

Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health (CEBMH)

CEBMH DECISION MAKING, EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE, MEDICAL TREATMENT, MENTAL HEALTH The Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health (CEBMH) was established by Professor John Geddes, in Oxford, as a part of a national network of Centres for Evidence-Based Health ...

Communicating about Risk to Public Health: Pointers to Good Practice

Department of Health BEST PRACTICE, COMMUNICATION, DECISION MAKING, PUBLIC HEALTH Communicating about risks to public health can be of vital importance in many different contexts, in government, the NHS, local authorities, and the private and voluntary se ...

Developing Healthier Communities

Henderson, P., Summer, S., and Raj, T COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH INEQUALITIES, TRAINING, VOLUNTARY SECTOR An introductory training course for workers from a variety of backgrounds including health, local authority and the voluntary sector. It aims to i ...

Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Exchange

Economic and social Research Council KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH, TRAINING Collaborations between academic researchers, businesses, the public and third sectors are one of the most effective mechanisms for knowledge exchange and transfer. The ESRC funds and manag ...

Getting Evidence into Practice in Public Health, Health Development Agency.

Kelly, M. P., Speller, V., and Meyrick, J EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE, PUBLIC HEALTH This publication describes how the Health Development Agency (HDA) has established systems and protocols to develop the evidence base in public health and to produce guidance ...

How to Change Practice: Understand, identify and Overcome barriers to change

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Patient care This guide aims to improve patient care by giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals and managers to change their practice in line with the latest guidanc ...