Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in obesity

ob0001oc2.4 | (1) (2) | UKCO2019

Does exposure to socially endorsed images of food on social media affect our consumption of low and high energy dense foods?

Hawkins Lily K , Farrow Claire , Thomas Jason M

Background: Laboratory studies have demonstrated that exposure to social norm messages conveying the typical eating behaviour of others, can nudge participants to consume more low energy-dense (LED) and fewer high energy-dense (HED) snacks, both of which are desirable from an obesity perspective. In the digital age, it is plausible that social norms conveying what others are eating, and approve of eating, are communicated via social media, however, this has not been tested exp...

ob0001p41 | (1) | UKCO2019

Parental practices around feeding and exercise in children living with and without asthma

Clarke Rebecca , Heath Gemma , Pattison Helen , Farrow Claire

Background: Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children and adolescents. A growing number of studies have found a correlation between asthma and an increased obesity risk. The mechanisms underlying the asthma-obesity relationship are unclear and likely to be multifaceted. As research suggests parents of children living with a chronic illness may adjust their parenting style, the role of the family environment should be considered. This present study explores...