Archives for February 2014

New infographic: Food, income and education: who eats more of what?

The types and quantities of foods we eat are influenced by our personal characteristics and also our social and economic situations. Income and educational attainment are particularly important in determining dietary behaviour.Using data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, we have created a graphic that illustrates how UK food consumption varies for population groups […]

Children living close to fast food outlets more likely to be overweight

Children living in areas surrounded by fast food outlets are more likely to be overweight or obese according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR).New research published today looked at weight data from more than a million children and compared it with the […]

Boris bikes: health benefits outweigh risks from injury and pollution

The London cycle hire scheme has had a positive overall effect on the health of its users by increasing physical activity within the capital. These benefits outweigh the potential negative impacts from injuries and exposure to air pollution, according to the results of a large-scale modelling study published today in the BMJ.The scheme has been […]