Archives for 2015

CEDAR Bulletin December 2015 – out now!

The December 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: Cambridgeshire guided busway encouraging a more active commute Evidence Brief: Common Agricultural Policy Sugar Reforms – Implications for Public Health Evidence Brief: Children’s sedentary behaviour, health and the family environment Creating Active School Environments: non-academic literature review PhD Studentships […]

Buses, bicycles and building for health

Dr Jenna Panter writes about her research that found that Cambridgeshire’s ‘guided busway’ is encouraging people to be more active on the commute, and what this might mean for health in our daily lives. Most of our time is now spent sitting, whether it’s in the car, at a desk or on the sofa. It […]

Cambridgeshire ‘guided busway’ encouraging people to be more active on the commute

The bus might seem like a natural enemy of the vulnerable cyclist. But in Cambridgeshire, a ‘guided busway’ is in fact encouraging more cycling and helping commuters to become more active on their way to work. This is according to a new study from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute for Health […]

Agricultural policy reforms may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

CEDAR experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foodsThe liberalisation of the sugar market in the EU may increase sugar consumption, particularly among the lowest socioeconomic groups, and damage public health across Europe and beyond, warn CEDAR researchers at the University of Cambridge, writing […]

CEDAR Bulletin – September 2015 – out now!

The September 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades GoActive trial set for launch Build it and they will come? How walking and cycling routes change behaviour Public Health Modelling wins grant and award for online cycling tool […]

Job-loss associated with weight gain – but diet and physical activity may not be the reason

Job-loss is associated with a more weight gain in working UK adults, according to new CEDAR research, but changes in smoking, diet and physical activity did not explain the weight gained. However, loss of sleep due to worry may be a factor, and the behavioural and psychosocial impacts of job-loss need to be further explored.Safe […]

Build it and they will come? Study sheds light on how new walking and cycling routes change behaviour

A new study published by CEDAR in BMJ Open has found that the influence of better walking and cycling infrastructure on unconscious pathways may be more powerful in driving behaviour change than any explicit conscious change in perceptions of the physical and social environment.Those who support active travel have long campaigned for better infrastructure, and […]

Use of TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades

Each extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at GCSE at age 16, according to research from the University of Cambridge.In a study published today in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers also found […]

CEDAR Bulletin – May 2015 – out now

The May 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: The rise of the takeaway: fast food outlets in deprived areas increases DASH for the planet – a diet to benefit health and mitigate climate change Switching from the car might help shed the pounds Weather-proof interventions needed at […]

Switching to public transport or cycling to get to work might help shed the pounds

Encouraging people to switch from driving to work to walking, cycling or using public transport could help reduce the level of obesity in the population, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR).The proportion of people in England and Wales who commute by […]