A major study that has been published in The Lancet has shown that being overweight or obese is directly associated with a higher risk of premature death. Many recent studies have suggested that excess weight does not have deleterious effects on chronic disease; however this study has highlighted many methodological limitations in previous research. For example, much research had been...Read More
Parents should be taught bedtime techniques that encourage healthy sleep habits to help prevent obesity in their children. This is the conclusion of a study coming from Penn State College of Medicine. The researchers are investigating the use of a new intervention that is being trialled in the INSIGHT study (Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories), one part of this...Read More
A randomised controlled study has taken place in the Netherlands and has found that weight loss interventions preceding fertility treatment did not result in higher birth rates. The study included 577 women, who were split into two groups, one who received lifestyle intervention advice, and one that did not. Weight loss was found to be higher in the intervention group, however, birth rates...Read More
An Australian study has found that obese children aged two to five have a 60% higher healthcare cost than their healthy weight counterparts. The article, published in Obesity, is one of the first to directly compare the healthcare costs of obesity in preschool children when compared to those of a normal weight. The study included 350 children in total, and found that obese children were also...Read More
The time in one’s life at which an individual chooses to lose weight may have more of an effect on their risk of having a heart attack than previously thought. Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found that those who don’t adopt a healthy lifestyle early, and recover from overweight, are at a far higher risk of developing heart problems, compared to those who...Read More
On Tuesday 18 July 2016, Dr Laura Benzonana attended the 2nd Annual Haringey Obesity Alliance event: ‘One Year On’.
The Haringey Obesity Alliance is a group of local organisations committed to working together to reduce obesity.
Comprised of local schools, the NHS, businesses and the voluntary sector, the Haringey Obesity Alliance is helping to make Haringey a healthier place where...Read More
On Monday 11 July 2016 Dr Laura Benzonana and Mrs Victoria Crown attended a meeting held by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Adult and Childhood Obesity at the Palace of Westminster. The meeting was chaired by Maggie Throup MP and co-chaired by John McNally MP.
The aim of the APPG is to bring together experts and influencers to agree and deliver powerful, practical and achievable...Read More