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The Foresight project on Obesities explores what the future levels of obesity might be, the consequences of obesity and how we might respond. This report considers the following questions in turn: What will be the likely distribution of overweight and obesity across the population over the next 40 years?; What will be the likely health and cost consequences of these extrapolated overweight and obesity trends?;How much might these consequences be altered by effective interventions to reduce body mass index (BMI) across the population or in targeted subgroups?

The Foresight project on Obesities explores what the future levels of obesity might be, the consequences of obesity and how we might respond. Four alternative futures for the UK from 2010 to 2050 were developed for the Foresight Tackling Obesities: Future Choices project.our alternative futures for the UK from 2010 to 2050 were developed for the Foresight Tackling Obesities: Future Choices project. 29 drivers for change have been identified and two core uncertainties agreed as the framework for the four scenarios.

The Foresight project on Obesities explores what the future levels of obesity might be, the consequences of obesity and how we might respond. This report is an evidence review focusing and review evidence in the three topic areas: the concept of habit as it applies to lifestyle change, also developing the distinction between upstream and downstream approaches to lifestyle change including general theories and evidence about interventions to change a variety of unhealthy behaviours; reflection on how current research practices limit the application of research insights to public health practice, how changes in the documentation of behaviour change, interventions (and their evaluations) could facilitate the transfer of knowledge from research to evidence-based practice, and identify some important topics for future study; highlighting issues that need to be addressed to facilitate the application of knowledge to future lifestyle change campaigns and interventions.

The term ‘obesogenic environment’ refers to the role environmental factors may play in determining both nutrition and physical activity. Environmental factors may operate by determining the availability and consumption of different foodstuffs and the levels of physical activity undertaken by populations. This review considers the research evidence regarding the existence of obesogenic environments, placing particular emphasis on evidence from the United Kingdom.

The Foresight project on Obesities explores what the future levels of obesity might be, the consequences of obesity and how we might respond. This report looks at the population level of thirteen year olds including their perspectives on what obesity in the future may be.

The Foresight project on Obesities explores what the future levels of obesity might be, the consequences of obesity and how we might respond. This report looks at the population level of ten year olds including their perspectives on what obesity in the future may be.

Examines the evidence required for succesful health promotion lifestyle interventions.

Map showing prevalence of current levels of population who are classed as BMI overweight (but not obese) within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

Map showing prevalence of current levels of population who are classed as BMI Obese within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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