Overweight & Obese Exercisers: Being Client-Centric

Lauretta Johnnie, a plus-sized personal trainer (PT), states: “Obesity is becoming the new normal.” (2017, p.8). Lauretta gives the reader an insight into why she decided to become a PT and then start her own business geared towards overweight exercisers. She then gives a brief outline of some of the individuals who have taken part… Read More

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Pass the Sick Bag: A New Low in Weight Management Therapy

Wow was the politest mono-syllable I could mouth when I read this… A device, known as Aspire Assist, that allows people to empty some of their stomach contents into a toilet after a meal has just got the go ahead from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA, 2016). The (stomach-churning) device is approved for… Read More

What are the Weight Management Experiences of Overweight & Obese RN Personnel?

Research Paper Title Weight Management Experiences of Overweight and Obese Royal Navy Personnel. Abstract Interviews with 21 overweight and obese Royal Navy (RN) personnel were conducted to understand their perceived facilitators and barriers to weight management. It was found that the following themes were perceived as relevant to participants’ weight management experiences in the RN: The naval environment and… Read More

The FTO Gene: What is the Effect on Adiposity, Energy Expenditure & Food Intake?

Research Paper Title The ‘Fat Mass and Obesity Related’ (FTO) Gene: Mechanisms of Impact on Obesity and Energy Balance. Abstract A cluster of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the first intron of the fat mass and obesity related (FTO) gene were the first common variants discovered to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and body fatness. This review summarises… Read More

Duration of Obesity Linked with Coronary Artery Calcificatiob

With each additional year of obesity, the risk of developing subclinical heart disease increases by 2% to 4%, regardless of the absolute level of generalised or abdominal obesity. The CARDIA study recruited 3275 healthy people aged 18-30 years who were not obese. They were followed up for 25 years, with assessment of heart disease and… Read More