Obesity News Bulletin

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How does birth weight affect adult obesity in a low resource context?

South Africa is experiencing rapid increases in weight gain across the entirety of its population. Obesity is rising in both males and females, across all ages and socioeconomic groups. Like many other low-middle-income countries, it is experiencing a...
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Assessment of dietary patterns, physical activity and obesity among older US adults

Obesity in older adults results in premature declines in physical and mental health and cognitive functioning. Evidence shows that the incidence of obesity and chronic diseases are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Furthermore, more older adults...
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Childhood obesity inequalities in Britain are increasing over time

Across most high-income countries in the world socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity have been well documented. However, it is not clear how they have changed over time. Using Britain as an example, this study published in The Lancet, investigated...
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Obesogenic factors and environments contributing to rising rates of obesity in Mexican children

Mexico has one of the highest youth obesity rates worldwide currently at 34% of all children and adolescents. This problem is rapidly worsening in Mexico with drastic consequences. There is limited understanding of the factors driving the rapidly increasing...
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Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise on Appetite, Energy Intake, and Appetite-Related Hormones

The simple equation for obesity is Energy out < Energy in. The simplest way of increasing our ‘Energy out’, is to exercise more. However, the benefits of exercise extend beyond just calories, and in fact, it’s thought that exercise can improve subjective...
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A long-term maternal diet intervention to avoid the obesogenic effect in the offspring

The American Heart Association states that obesity among girls and women has generated a vicious cycle that contributes to the obesity epidemic. Studies into maternal overnutrition have found that high-fat diets in humans (which reflects the western diet),...
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Eating faster is associated with general and abdominal obesity among Chinese children

Eating faster results in an increased rate of energy intake. However, the relationship between children’s eating speed, food intake and general abdominal adiposity is unknown, and forms the basis of this paper. A total of 50,037 Chinese children aged...
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Impact of overweight, obesity and severe obesity on life expectancy of Australian adults

Obesity is known to significantly elevate the risk of many health problems, however its impact on life expectancy (LE) has not been quantified in Australia. This paper, published in the International Journal of Obesity, uses a microsimulation model of...
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Analysis of the impact of rising food prices on obesity in women across 31 low and middle-income countries

In this longitudinal study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the authors examine whether changes in food prices are associated with changes in obesity prevalence among women in developing countries, and assess the effect of individual...
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Efficacy and safety of semaglutide for weight loss in patients with obesity

In this paper, published in The Lancet, the authors sought to assess efficacy and safety of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue semaglutide, in comparison with a similar drug liraglutide, and placebo. The study was done in 8 countries, involving...
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