- Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2011
The National Obesity Forum [NOF] was established in May 2000 to raise awareness of the emerging epidemic of obesity and the effect that it was going to have on both individuals and the NHS and because we believe that bold action needs to be taken to tackle obesity. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce our role as organisers of National Obesity Awareness Week 2014, a major awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of obesity and how it can be tackled.
National Obesity Awareness Week 2014 will take place from 13th to 19th January 2014. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the growing problem of obesity in the UK, and we hope it will encourage people to start making small changes in their lifestyle that can add up to huge transformations in their health and wellbeing. This exciting week will include nationwide events, competitions, and public and parliamentary activities among others, with involvement from well-known authors, chefs, parliamentarians and ministers. They will all aim to convey the message that, while the problem of obesity exists and is growing, it is not insurmountable if we all just make a few simple changes to the way we live our lives.
For more information on National Obesity Awareness Week 2014, please visit: www.noaw2014.org.uk
- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013
The National Obesity Forum is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Conference is taking place on 19 November at the The Royal Geographical Society in London.
For further information and to book a place please visit http://www.diabetesonthenet.com/events/annual-conference-of-the-national-obesity-forum-2013/
- Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Consumption of low calorie sweeteners (LCSs) is increasing, but questions remain around their role as a potential tool for weight management. The existing evidence regarding the effect of LCSs on energy balance, appetite, food intake and glycaemic response, and their role in weight management was recently reviewed during a roundtable meeting of representatives from the National Obesity Forum.
The key conclusions and practical tips around the effective use of LCSs in weight management for healthcare professionals, as discussed during the meeting, form a new discussion document by the Forum. The document, entitled “The role of low calorie sweeteners in weight management: Evidence and practicalities”, summarises the evidence for the use of LCSs in weight management while also addressing some of the common misunderstandings surrounding their use. In summary, the evidence reviewed suggests that LCSs are an appropriate tool for weight management with few, if any, discernable negative effects and some potential benefits.
The complete list of papers reviewed by the authors for the purposes of this supplement can be accessed here.