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Episode 525: Weight – the evidence may be slimmer than you think – PART II

In episode 525 – part two of our series on weight – James and Mike talk about how best to measure “weight” – and waste circumference, and hip -to-weight ratio and so on. We show that there is very little reason to measure much else other than actual weight. We also look at the evidence around whether intentional weight loss improves outcomes. Bariatric surgery evidence is also reviewed. And also a few other gems of knowledge.

Show Notes
1) The Nutrition Proposition
Book website

 Amazon Link

2) Separate and combined associations of body-mass index and abdominal adiposity with cardiovascular disease: collaborative analysis of 58 prospective studies
Lancet. 2011;377(9784):1085-1095. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(11)60105-0
3) Central fatness and risk of all-cause mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of 72 prospective cohort studies
Bmj. 2020;370:m3324. doi:10.1136/bmj.m3324
4) Discriminatory Capacity of Anthropometric Indices for Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Prev Chronic Dis. 2020;17:E131. doi:10.5888/pcd17.200112

5) A systematic review of reviews: exploring the relationship between obesity, weight loss and health-related quality of life
Clinical Obesity 7, 273–289, October 2017

6) Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Interventions for Reducing Pain and Disability in People With Common Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(6):319–333. Epub 9 Apr 2020. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9041

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Check it out at nutritionproposition.com and think about picking up a copy on Amazon. All the evidence you ever wanted about nutrition and the only nutrition book that won’t tell you what to eat.


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