Australia: Obesity & Exercise Levels

In Australia one in four children are now considered overweight or obese (Salvaire, 2017). In Western Australia, the state average is 6.1% of children aged two to 17 being classed as obese, with 24.6% of adults being classed as obese. In the area including Secret Harbour (where I live), Baldivis, Singleton, and Golden Bay 61%… 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

The Third Factor: Eating Frequency

Is it the kind of food you eat that makes you fat or how much you eat? The third factor, often ignored, is how often. This research provides some insight into the third factor of eating. Research Paper Title Eating Frequency Is Positively Associated with Overweight and Central Obesity in US Adults. Background Evidence of… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Obesity in the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Obesity in the United Kingdom Armed Forces: Prevalence Based on Measured and Self-Reported Data. Purpose To assess the prevalence of obesity in the United Kingdom military and general population and the extent to which self-reported data underestimates obesity. Methods Height and weight data from military personnel (measured data: 2,073 men, 308 women; self-reported data: 6,374… 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

Average Steps per Day & Levels of Obesity: Any Connection?

Sumathi Reddy, writing in the Wall Street Journal in 2013, provides her readers with some interesting facts pertaining to steps per day and obesity levels. 10,000 steps per day is the goal for each person. In 2010, Americans, on average, took 5,117 steps a day. Walking a mile roughly equals 2,000 steps. Climbing a flight… Read More

The Scottish buy more Super XL Size Clothes than anywhere else in the UK

Scots XL when it comes to the bigger sizes…that’s the headline of a story in the Metro newspaper from yesterday. Scots buy more super XL size clothes than anywhere else in the UK, it has been revealed. ‘Big boned’ men snap up the clothes in sizes from XL to 8XL (yes really), topping a poll… Read More