Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in obesity

ob0001oc3.2 | (1) | UKCO2019

Obesity and disease severity in people with atrial fibrillation: a community-based cross-sectional survey

Koutoukidis Dimitrios , Jones Nicholas , Taylor Clare , Casadei Barbara , Aveyard Paul

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and its incidence is strongly linked with obesity. Weight loss may reduce AF severity in relatively young patients with AF and overweight. However, it is unclear whether symptom severity and AF-related quality of life are associated with obesity in the general population of people with AF.Methods: Ten general practices in central England identified patients with electroc...

ob0001p21 | (1) | UKCO2019

Are brief interventions for obesity in primary care effective when patients are asked to pay for weight-loss treatment? An observational study with embedded randomised trial

Tudor Kate , Jebb Susan , Manoharan Indrani , Aveyard Paul

Background: A brief intervention in which physicians opportunistically endorse and facilitate an NHS-funded referral to a weight loss programme is clinically and cost-effective. In some areas physicians are unable to make NHS-funded referrals, but could recommend weight loss programmes at the patientÂ’s expense. The aim of this study was to test the acceptability of a brief intervention and attendance at a weight loss programme when physicians endorse and facilitate a refe...

ob0001rfc2.4 | (1) | UKCO2019

A low-carbohydrate, low-energy diet for people with type 2 diabetes in primary care: a randomised controlled feasibility trial

Morris Elizabeth , Aveyard Paul , Dyson Pamela , Noreik Michaela , Bailey Clare , Fox Robin , Hoffman Kathy , Jerome Derek , Tan Garry , Jebb Susan

Background: Clinical trials have shown promising evidence that low-carbohydrate diets can improve glycaemic control in people with diabetes but the interventions have been intensive and delivered in specialist settings or with specialist staff. Given that most people with diabetes are cared for in primary care, we examined the feasibility and initial effectiveness of a behavioural support programme for low-carbohydrate diets delivered by practice nurses for people with type 2 ...