Currently one in five american children are suffering obesity. With these figures growing each year, it has become a public health priority to identify modifiable risk factors for the prevention of childhood obesity. The causes of obesity are complex, however can be divided into genetic causes and lifestyle causes. These lifestyle causes often lead to rapid weight gain, suggesting that...Read More
The debate on the importance of different macronutrient configurations on body composition has driven many debates and fad-diets. In this new study in mice, published in Cell Metabolism, high dietary fat has been found to be the one diet that was associated with higher energy intake and adiposity.
The study, which involved the controlled feeding of mice 29 different diets varying from 8.3% to...Read More
According to the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, after tobacco, unhealthy diets are the leading behavioural risk factor for all-cause morbidity and mortality in the UK. A poor diet can cause disease both directly via mediating factors such as weight-gain and hypertension, as well as potentially leading to CVD and T2DM through consumption of high-levels of saturated fat and highly refined...Read More
This study, published in Obesity Surgery, aimed to generate real-world evidence of the socio-economic impact of bariatric surgery through evaluation of both its indirect and direct costs. Most studies focus on the direct healthcare costs only. However, this study used data collected over a period of 7 years from national registries, social transfer payments and income data, for surgically...Read More
This study, published in the Journal of Medical Economics, assesses the potential cost-savings of using the OPTIFAST program in a population of US subjects, in comparison to “No intervention” and pharmacotherapy (liraglutide and naltrexone-bupropion).
OPTIFAST is a scientifically proven and medically supervised low-calorie diet program, for individuals with overweight and obesity. It has been...Read More
In this systematic review published in Paediatric Obesity, the authors sought to establish the costs of childhood and adolescent obesity in terms of direct healthcare costs as well as indirect productivity costs. Direct costs include drug costs, hospital in-patient costs, hospital outpatient costs and primary care costs. Indirect costs are divided into costs to society because of workdays lost...Read More
A growing body of evidence is suggesting that self-perception of overweight/obese status is associated with poor cardiometabolic outcomes, above and beyond actual body weight. This study, conducted in Korea, used survey data from 21,629 people to determine whether there was a correlation between self-perceived obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRs).