Tag Archives: Obesity

On SAGE Insight: Digitization of the health sector in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities to online health communication

Article title: Digitization of the health sector in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities to online health communication: A case study of MARHAM social and mobile media From DIGITAL HEALTH The role of social and new media in the health sector has … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Food safety and tackling obesity

From Perspectives in Public Health Almost every day there is a food health scare story in the news; from salt to sugar, allergens to hygiene, and obesity, the health condition costing billions of pounds a year. How do we process … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: (How) Does Obesity Harm Academic Performance?

From Sociology of Education As higher rates of obesity have become a modern reality, understanding the pathways through which obesity is associated with lower socioeconomic outcomes such as educational performance remains an important task for social scientists. This study contributes … Continue reading

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Obesity in organizational context

From Human Relations Despite widespread anxieties around body weight, and despite the emergence of obesity as a major perceived health threat, these issues are more or less invisible in organizational research. This article argues that obesity in organizational context is … Continue reading

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Can restricting calories help you to live longer?

From Post Reproductive Health Studies have shown that the UK population is becoming increasingly skewed towards older adults,1 and that this trend is likely to continue in the future. Concomitantly, increasing levels of obesity have led to predictions that 700 … Continue reading

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Two million people eligible for weight loss surgery

Eligibility for bariatric surgery among adults in England: analysis of a national cross-sectional survey From JRSM Open Two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery according to this new research. The figure far exceeds previous estimates … Continue reading

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Reviewing the advantages and limitations of intermittent fasting for weight loss and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Intermittent fasting: a dietary intervention for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease? From British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease There has been a significant increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes in recent decades. Intermittent fasting, in which individuals … Continue reading

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Why are church goers more successful in weight loss programs?

Assessing the stages of change among African American women in a weight management program From Journal of Black Psycology  Many people have resolved to better manage their weight and have a more healthy 2012. This study reveals those starting new … Continue reading

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“Most people are simply not designed to eat pasta”: Evolutionary explanations for obesity in the low-carbohydrate diet movement

From Public Understanding of Science The popularity of low-carbohydrate diets in the 1990s and 2000s was prompted, at least in part, by concern about rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and the perceived failure of low-fat/low-calorie dietary advice … Continue reading

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Forecasting distribution of Body Mass Index in the United States: Is there more room for growth?

From Medical Decision Making Too many American children are already overweight and the worrying forecast is for child obesity rates to rise. While the unprecedented rise in body weight over the past two decades has been well documented, less attention … Continue reading

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