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Key National Obesity Observatory news items are listed here.
The latest findings from the Health Survey for England 2013 have been reported. For more information and to download the associated documents please click here: 2013 Health Survey for England report
NCMP: England, 2013/14 school year report by HSCIC (hyperlink to the IC report: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16070) report summarises the key findings from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2013-14 school year. The report provides high-level analysis of the prevalence of 'underweight', 'healthy weight', 'overweight' and 'obese' children, in Reception (typically aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (typically aged 10-11 years), measured in state schools in England in the school year 2013-14. We (PHE's Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team) will publish more detailed analysis on trends in 2015.
New data spreadsheet from the latest Active People Survey 7/8 2013 now available. For the latest information and to download the data visit the Active People page
NICE has updated their guidelines on Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults. NICE guidelines [CG189] Published date: November 2014
This guideline updates and replaces section 1.2 of NICE clinical guideline 43 (published December 2006. See about this guideline for details.
It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of Obesity. New recommendations have been added about low-calorie and very-low-calorie diets, bariatric surgery and follow-up care.
McKinsey Global Institute report "Overcoming obesity: An initial economic analysis", reports that obesity costs £1.3 trillion, or 2.8% of annual economic activity worldwide. It suggests that no single solution creates sufficient impact to reverse obesity, only a comprehensive, systemic programme of multiple interventions is likely to be effective.
NICE has published an evidence update on preventing type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions.
The evidence update on preventing type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions was published by NICE in October 2014. It includes commentary from the EUAG on 12 new articles (relevant to NICE public health guidance 35), covering the following topics: Modelling diabetes prevention policies: population-based and high-risk strategies Barriers and facilitators to exercise among older adults of South Asian origin Dietary interventions for weight loss and cardiovascular risk reduction in black people of African ancestry Mass media campaigns to promote physical activity Food taxes and subsidies to promote healthier food purchases Workplace health-promotion programmes Community interventions to increase physical activity Increasing physical activity among women with socioeconomic disadvantage Cost-effectiveness of training lay health workers in deprived communities
This document contains the evidence base to support the Commission's review of health and care for London's children and young people.
Data from the latest Active People Survey 7/8 2013 has now been included in our adult physical activity factsheet. For the latest information please visit the factsheets page
The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. Outlines how action needs to be taken on four fronts, including doing more to tackle the root causes of ill health. The Forward View backs hard-hitting action on obesity, alcohol and other major health risks and advocates for stronger public health-related powers for local government and elected mayors.
It has been developed by partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority.
NCMP obesity and excess weight (overweight including obese) prevalence data for Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) children by 2013 Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) of child's residence. Prevalence data by CCG are supplied for each NCMP collection year from 2007/08 to 2012/13.