Decolonising weight management: ethnicity-related differences in obesity
Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia Benedicte, Dr Caroline Childs
CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clear understanding of:
- Methods to diagnose and classify obesity
- Health implications of obesity
Be aware of:
- Gender- and ethnicity-related gaps in biomedical data
- Potential publication biases
Be able to:
- Understand the differential impact of obesity on populations of different characteristics
- Critically evaluate obesity-related data, from a gender/ethnic perspective
- Critically analyse weight management protocols, with a gender/ethnic perspective
Help us to continue providing expert nutrition learning
If MyNutriWeb has helped you deepen your knowledge of dietary and nutritional subjects, join us to help support and educate people to eat well for themselves and the planet. Read more...
Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia Benedicte
Senior Lecturer in Physiology, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.
I am a biologist passionate about the physiology of nutrition, obesity, and adipose tissue. In particular, the links between nutritional status, adiposity and inflammation fascinate me.
My current research looks into a dietary and exercise intervention for improving body composition and cardiometabolic risk in cardiac rehabilitation patients.that improve athlete health and performance through modulation of the gut microbiota. His other research interests include the impact of exercising in extreme environments on gut health.
The session discusses the paper: Sinaga et al. 2021. Ethnic-specific body fat percent prediction equation as surrogate marker of obesity in Ethiopian adults. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 40:17
We will discuss data showing obesity disparities among different ethnicities. In particular, how obesity indices and references developed for Caucasian populations are inadequate for the Ethiopian population, and how researchers overcome this barrier.
About Journal Club Chair, Dr Caroline Childs
Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.
As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”
APPRAISING RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?
CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS
This webinar has been approved for CPD by the AfN
Once you have viewed a full session the mynutriweb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from email@example.com within two weeks of viewing the webinar.
Menopause, Heart Health and Cholesterol
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: An update on diet and lifestyle interventions
Where are we now? Sustainability gaps in the UK and EU
Feature in a Webinar
Webinar guest experts encompass topics relevant to all professionals and change agents in food and health, across all health and business sectors.
Would you like to feature in a webinar, or propose a guest expert?
Sponsor a webinar
MyNutriWeb offers organisations and brands an opportunity to sponsor topics, gaining valuable insights into the viewpoints of professionals within a moderated environment. If there is a topic that you would like to support please get in touch to discuss.
This website is intended only for students or professionals working in food, nutrition and health. If this is you, please click to continue.