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Episode 43: Obesity – what’s the big deal? – Part III

In episode 43, we take our last run/jog at the problem of obesity by exercising our right to talk about the benefits of increasing activity. James tells the listening audience that Mike is 5’ 6” and weighs 250 lbs and Mike demonstrates to James how to become more active by chasing him around the studio with a hockey stick – but only metaphorically speaking, as Mike lives in Edmonton and James lives in Vancouver.

Show Notes

1) Latest NEJM paper on different “diets”

NEJM 2009;369:859-73

2) Activity-related benefits – morbidity and mortality

Arch Intern Med 2007;167:2453-60

JAMA 1995; 273:1093-8

Circulation 2008;117:614-22

JAMA 2003;289:2379-86

NEJM 2002;347:716-25

3) Other activity benefits

Cochrane Database SystRev 2002:CD003404

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2008;63:997-1004

J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2007;47:462-7

Cochrane Database SystRev. 2008;CD004366

Cochrane Database SystRev. 2008;CD004376

4) Impact of exercise on weight

JAMA 2003;290:1323-30 JAMA 2003;289:323-30

5) Exercise versus angioplasty

Circulation 2004;109:1371-8

6) Do patients adhere?

NEJM 2002;346:393-403

7) Write a prescription for lifestyle – reminders etc

J Fam Pract 2000;49:158-68

Am J Public Health 1998;88:288-91

8) Pedometers

JAMA 2007;298:2296-2304

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