Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando Oct 1-5
Here are the key messages and selected presentations I attended or were reported on tweeter and the newspapers.
Other key messages and presentations can be found on twitter at the tag
See TOS final program .
The conference was held at Marriott World Center, Orlando, FL Oct 1-5.
What’s for kids’ breakfast? Cereal, sodas, candy, yogurt; 20% skipped breakfast;
– read USATODAY.com
80% adolescents underestimate calories at fast food restaurants: 464 cal while they consume 746 cal! EthanSimsAward
Boutelle about Appetite Awareness Training: resist 20 min and temptations get down
Popkins: snacks account for 26% daily cal 2008; 18% in 1977 from – 1.23 to 2.38 snacks.
Foster about fast, cheap and easy snacking: snacks taken outside are very low in proteins (5%) and fiber (1g) but ok in sat fat
food environment :
-Residential property values predict obesity rates in women better than education or income!
-There is an 8-fold difference in obesity rates depending on the supermarket chain you shop at.; obese people shop at Albertsons or Safeway (30+%obesity) and not at Whole Foods (4% obesity)
-Proximity to supermarkets was unrelated to obesity rates. People who don’t live in food deserts drive to them to shop!
S.Kumanyika: Level of education is not necessarily predictive of ability to navigate food environment in low SES neighborhoods
Lifestyle intervention in the real world
: Implementing efficient intensive lifestyle intervention for weight loss cost 1500$/year; group lifestyle 213$!
Rena Wing about weight loss maintenance: after 10 years follow-up, if maintaining high physical activity regain 4,5 kg; if decreased, weight regain 9 kg; more physical activity and more replacement meals and more follow-up sessions mean more weight loss maintenance
Interventions studies and environment
KIm Raine: Healthy Alberta Communities for better
#foodenvironment look at http://healthyalbertacommunities.com/
Oreskovic: Distance to school is the strongest predictor of active transportation; 44% kids walked in 1968, 13% in 2008!!
Media training :
Key points: Have a key message bottom line and … most important factor: body language, appearance, how you look, before what you say!!
Deabate on Food Industry:
with @yonifreedhoff @DTFinegood : Food Industry: Friend or Foe. The
#obesity2011 great debate’s online!
Porcupine sex analogy: Bottom line, someone usually gets screwed or is afraid of.
DTFinegood debating Food Industry Partnership: it’s all about trust and benefits but risky business for … public health org
@YoniFreedhoff during debate on Food Industry Partnership: any big one is in favor for a « balanced » healthy diet or lifestyle
@YoniFreedhoff: Educating the public directly, to demand more healthful products is only way to influence food industry.
If food companies use celebrities to sell their products does that make the food, the celebrity or both the « bad » guy?
dr_jacques « Can health organizations really further obesity treatment and prevention by helping to sell food? »
More from food industry itself
ConAgra Foods: Frozen single serve meal is an option for portion-calorie control; but is it an Healthy Choice?
Kraft: hint of salt is more successfull than low sodium in Ritz cookies
« Kraft sells 900 million servings of Kraft food per day. When we think about reach … » Dr. Diane Finegood
« My dream would be to have all macaroni + cheese be whole grain. »!! Richard Black, PhD, VP Nutrition, Kraft Foods Global (Note: great things begin with a dream, as long as you do not dream all your life!)
see blog report from DrsofWeightLoss
Industry Self-Regulation for better food choice to kids
Marlene Schwartz: : children’s cereals advertized xontain 85% more sugar, 65% less fibers 60% more sodium
Is marketing to children has decreased?: NO
Duodenal jejunal liner improves DM control in 1 year trial; larger study and longer follow up post removal next steps- de Moura RT DrSuePedersen
Arena Pharm: Lorcaserin Reduced Weight and Improved Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. RT @YishaiZohar
Eating sweets early in pregnancy can mean obese baby – read USATODAY.com
Connie Diekman Physical activity impacts chronic disease more than it generates weight loss.
Hamilton: Sedentary behaviour (mainly sitting too much) is not the same as too little exercise
Katzmarzyk : In addition of promoting moderate to vigorous P.A. and healthy weight, physicians should discourage sitting and being sedentary for extended periods of time
Katzmarzyk about sedentary lifestyle : people sit 5h a day in average
Katzmarzyk: If no TV viewing, life expectancy at birth increase approx 1,5 year
Katzmarzyk: Dose-response association between sitting time and chronic disease risk and mortality independently of physical activity