Diet, physical activity and substrate oxidation : implications for appetite control, weight loss and body composition

Hopkins, Mark, King, Neil A., & Blundell, John E. (2012) Diet, physical activity and substrate oxidation : implications for appetite control, weight loss and body composition. In Kanarek, R. & Lieberman, H.R. (Eds.) Diet, Brain and Behavior : Practical Implications. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, pp. 71-102.

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In many countries, governments and health agencies are strongly promoting physical activity as a means to prevent the accumulation of fatness that leads to weight gain and obesity. However, there is often a resistance to respond to health promotion initiatives. For example, in the UK, the Chief Medical Officer has recently reported that 71% of women and 61% of men fail to carry out even the minimal amount of physical activity recommended in the government’s guidelines. Similarly, the Food safety Agency has promoted reductions in the intake of fat, sugar and salt but with very little impact on the pattern of consumption. Why is it that recommendations to improve health are so difficult to implement, and produce the desired outcome?

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ID Code: 54717
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: exercise, appetite, obesity
ISBN: 9781439821565
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2012 22:45
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2017 05:48

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