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UK Congress on Obesity 2019

Leeds, United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

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Appeal biases for sweet and fatty foods are robust following a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a healthy weight population

Beaumont Jordan , Davis Danielle , Dalton Michelle , Russell Mark , Barwood Martin

Background: Hypo-activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), evident in adults with obesity, is associated with increased reward response to high-calorie foods. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the DLPFC has been shown to reduce food cravings and consumption, attenuating reward response. Eating behaviour traits may be relevant to tDCS outcomes; previous research has largely failed to consider such effects. The present study examined the effects...

ob0001rfc1.2 | (1) (1) | UKCO2019

Using dietary patterns methods to identify indicators of diet quality in the UK adult population – the development and validation of Brief Diet Quality Assessment Tools (BDQAT)

Roberts Katharine , Dawson Jeremy , Cade Janet , Michelle Holdsworth

Background: In the UK, there are few brief, validated dietary assessment tools available. The purpose of this study was to use dietary patterns methods to identify food groups and sample characteristics that were associated with diet quality to inform the development of a brief, diet quality assessment tool.Methods: Diet quality was explored using a priori and a posteriori dietary patterns methods in adults from the UK National Diet and...

ob0001rfc1.3 | (1) (1) | UKCO2019

Methods for the economic evaluation of obesity prevention dietary policies and population level interventions in children: a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence

Mahdi Sundus , Marr Colette , Buckland Nicola , Chilcott Jim

Background: Whilst many studies investigate the effectiveness of interventions to improve nutrition and healthy eating in children and adolescents, few studies examine their cost effectiveness. This systematic review aimed to explore the methods used to conduct economic evaluations including long-term modelling of costs and health benefits of dietary population-level interventions within this age group.Methods: Eleven peer-reviewed databases and five dat...

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ob0001rfc1.5 | (1) (1) | UKCO2019

Including psychological variables in health economic modelling of obesity

Bates Sarah , Breeze Penny , Norman Paul , Brennan Alan , Ahern Amy

Background: Health economic modelling is used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of obesity interventions, usually over a patientsÂ’ lifetime. These estimates inform whether a treatment is recommended for funding or not. Due to the short-term nature of clinical trials and the mixed evidence regarding long-term weight maintenance, assumptions are made about the long-term impact of an intervention. We aimed to adapt an existing health economic model of obesity to include psy...

ob0001rfc1.6 | (1) (1) | UKCO2019

Plate size and food consumption: A pre-registered experimental study in a general population sample

Kosīte Daina , Konig Laura , De-loyde Katie , Lee Ilse , Pechey Emily , Clarke Natasha , Maynard Olivia , Morris Richard , Munafo Marcus , Marteau Theresa , Hollands Gareth

Background: There is considerable uncertainty regarding the impact of tableware size on food consumption. Most existing studies have used small and unrepresentative samples and have not followed recommended procedures for randomised controlled trials, leading to increased risk of bias. In the first pre-registered study to date, we examined the impact on consumption of using larger versus smaller plates for self-served food. We also assessed impact on the underlying meal micro-...