Study evaluates community policies and programs (CPPs) to prevent child obesity
This study from 195 countries was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and suggests:
“In conclusion, our study provides a comprehensive assessment of the trends in high BMI and the associated disease burden. Our results show that both the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI are increasing globally. These findings highlight the need for implementation of multicomponent interventions to reduce the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI.”
This JAMA study evaluates alternate day fasting as a means to better weight control and metabolic health. The conclusion:
“Alternate-day fasting did not produce superior adherence, weight loss, weight maintenance, or cardioprotection vs daily calorie restriction.”
Trepanowski JF, Kroeger CM, Barnosky A, Klempel MC, Bhutani S, Hoddy KK, Gabel K, Freels S, Rigdon J, Rood J, Ravussin E, Varady KA. Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese AdultsA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):930-938. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0936
The USPSTF recommended in an article in JAMA this week that children ages 6 and older be screened for obesity.
Research presented by Dr Christian Benedict from Uppsala University, Swedenat the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, May 2017 discusses how disrupted sleep patterns can predispose to weight gain.
Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.
Benefits of a regular vs irregular rhythm-based training programme on physical fitness and motor skills in obese girls.
A recent study found that “overweight adolescents restricted from sugar intake consume greater amounts of sugar when they are later given access to high-sugar foods”.
A New England Journal of Medicine study of adults 65 or older found that weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance training provided greater improvement in physical function and reduction of frailty than either intervention alone.
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A British Medical Journal study concluded “the DASH diet may provide an attractive preventive dietary approach for men at risk of gout”.
Some authors suggest compressing our meals into an 8 hour period can help control weight and improve our overall metabolic health.