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Your Best Health: Adult Weight Management


Eating Well for Weight and Health

Nutrition Services. Nutrition Guideline: Adult Weight Management. ©Alberta Health Services (2012). Available from

Nutrition Services. Nutrition Guideline: General Healthy Eating For Children and Adults. ©Alberta Health Services (2012). Available from:

Move Everyday

Schoenfeld TJ, Rada P, Pieruzzini PR, Hsueh B, Gould E. Physical exercise prevents stress-induced activation of granule neurons and enhances local inhibitory mechanisms in the dentate gyrus. J Neurosci 2013; 33(18):7770-7777.

Crabtree DR, Chambers ES, Hardwick RM, Blannin AK. The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food. Am J Clin Nutr 2014; 99(2):258-267.

Parr EB, Coffey VG, Hawley JA. 'Sarcobesity': a metabolic conundrum. Maturitas 2013; 74(2):109-113.

Nicklas BJ, Gaukstern JE, Beavers KM, Newman JC, Leng X, Rejeski WJ. Self-monitoring of spontaneous physical activity and sedentary behaviour to prevent weight regain in older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2014.


von RA, Weikert C, Fietze I, Boeing H. Association of sleep duration with chronic diseases in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam study. PLoS One 2012; 7(1):e30972.

Magee CA, Caputi P, Iverson DC. Relationships between self-rated health, quality of life and sleep duration in middle aged and elderly Australians. Sleep Med 2011; 12(4):346-350.

Buysse DJ, Grunstein R, Horne J, Lavie P. Can an improvement in sleep positively impact on health? Sleep Med Rev 2010; 14(6):405-410.

Chapman CD, Benedict C, Brooks SJ, Schioth HB. Lifestyle determinants of the drive to eat: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr 2012; 96(3):492-497.

Penev PD. Update on energy homeostasis and insufficient sleep. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; 97(6):1792-1801.

St-Onge MP, McReynolds A, Trivedi ZB, Roberts AL, Sy M, Hirsch J. Sleep restriction leads to increased activation of brain regions sensitive to food stimuli. Am J Clin Nutr 2012; 95(4):818-824.

Alpert PT. Sleep Can Be Considered a Vital Sign of Health Status. Home Health CareHealthcare Management & Practice 2011; 23(26):484-486.

National Sleep Foundation. Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep. . 2011. 30-5-2014. Ref Type: Electronic Citation

Wood B, Rea MS, Plitnick B, Figueiro MG. Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Appl Ergon 2013; 44(2):237-240.

Zammit C, Liddicoat H, Moonsie I, Makker H. Obesity and respiratory diseases. Int J Gen Med 2010; 3:335-343.

Canadian Sleep Society. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) brochure. . 2004. 30-5-2014. Ref Type: Electronic Citation


Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care. Can Med Assoc J 2015 DOI:10.1503/cmaj.140887.

Apovian CM, Aronne LJ, Bessesen DH, McDonnell MD, Murad MH, Pagotto U, Ryan DH, Still CD. Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015. DOI:10.1210/jc.2014-3415.

Bariatric Surgery

Mechanick J, Youdim A, Jones D, Garvey T, Hurley D, McMahon MM, Heinberg J, Kushner R, Adams T, Shikora S, Dixon J, Brethauer S (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for the perioperative support of the bariatric surgery patient-2013 update: Cosponsored by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Obesity Society and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Endocr Pract.19(2). Available from

Nutrition Services. Nutrition Guideline: Bariatric Surgery for Adults. ©Alberta Health Services (2012). Available from

General Content

Kushner, R., Lawrence, V. & Kumar, S. (2013). The biology of obesity – why it occurs. In V. Lawrence (Ed.), Practical manual of clinical obesity (pp. 4-5). West Sussex, UK: Wiley- Blackwell.

Nutrition Services. Nutrition Guideline: Adult Weight Management. ©Alberta Health Services (2012). Available from

Lau DCW, Douketis JD, Morrison KM, Hramiak IM, Sharma AM, Ur E, for members of the Obesity Canada. Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Panel. 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children. Can Med Assoc J 2007;176(8 SUPPL):1-117. Available from:

Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Apovian CM, , Ard JD, Comuzzie AG, Donato KA, Hu FB, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Kushner RF, Loria C, Millen BE, Nonas CA, Pi-Sunyer FX, Stevens J, Stevens VJ, Wadden TA, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ. 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS guideline for the management of overweight and obesity in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and The Obesity Society. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.11.004. Available from​​​​