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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

24.11.16: England’s chief nurse officer, Jane Cummings, has spoken out to people with newly diagnosed diabetes and raised awareness of difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
14.11.16: NHS England is seeking public consultation on whether a ban on sales should be used to reduce consumption of sugary drinks in hospitals.
11.11.16: In order to survive decommissioning and cuts to funding, health improvement services are converging into single location hubs.
09.09.16: Three quarters of people in the UK are unaware that obesity increases the risk of cancer, according to Cancer Research UK
19.07.16: The fight against obesity is set to cost councils more than half a billion pounds by 2017 since taking over public health from the NHS three years ago

Latest obesity clinical articles

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.
Friday 23 January 2015
Staff should encourage patients to join walking groups to boost health

Ask the experts

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Monday 27 September 2010
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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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