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Obesity Resource Centre

Obesity Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Obesity Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest updates in obesity to assist you with the management of overweight patients and related health concerns, including nutrition, diabetes and heart disease.

The 2007 Foresight report, Tackling Obesities: Future Choices, predicted that if no action is taken, 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children will be obese by 2050. Obesity is a priority for the UK government and the white paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England set out plans to improve public health and fight the causes of premature death and illness, including obesity.

Latest obesity news

23.05.17: New drugs to treat type 2 diabetes may soon become available which are safer and more effective, with reduced side effects and the need for insulin injections, research has revealed.
23.05.17: For the first time, the NHS has commissioned a health app to help patients with type 2 diabetes.
23.05.17: Patients with type 1 diabetes who use Lucozade drinks to treat hypoglycaemia should be made aware of changes to the drink’s glucose content.
09.03.17: Giving patients with type 2 diabetes more time with practice nurses leads to earlier insulin uptake and better outcomes, a BMJ published study has shown.
24.02.17: A systematic review of pregnancy studies by the National Institute for Health Research has revealed the latest evidence-based interventions for improving outcomes for pregnancy and perinatal care.

Latest obesity clinical articles

Friday 17 February 2017
How can nurses ensure that children and young people are keeping active?
Friday 15 May 2015
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urges the public to mirror it’s EU counterparts and get more exercise as it’s revealed 50% of UK adults never do any vigorous physical activity
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Cutting carbohydrate intake should be the primary strategy for treating diabetes according to experts
Monday 26 January 2015
The NHS is pressurized by self-inflicted conditions claims the Welsh health minister.
Monday 26 January 2015
Thousands of deaths from coronary heart disease were prevented in the UK between 2000 – 2007 according to a mathematical analysis.

Ask the experts

Advertorial features

Monday 27 September 2010
The prevalence of diabetes is not decreasing, and since it would appear that the profession is doing all it can to reduce and manage the incidence of diabetes, what more can be done?
Monday 1 February 2010
Combating Obesity is a registered charity helping clinically obese children, young people and adults who want to make positive changes in their lives. Our training courses support health and social care professionals to help patients manage their weight. Together, we share our experience of working effectively with obese people

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