Archives for February 2015

New cyclists still disproportionately young and male, research finds

New research based on the analysis of Census 2001 and 2011 data has found that growing cycling levels have not been accompanied by greater age and gender diversity.The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and part of a project led by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the […]

CEDAR Bulletin – February 2015 – out now

The February 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now.Read it here.This issue includes: CEDAR and MRC Epidemiology Unit give evidence to Health Committee CEDAR joins the UK Health Forum Group walking cuts risk of life-threatening conditions Limits and labelling have reduced the availability of artificial trans fats Recent CEDAR publications 12th WHO/IDF/EASD Cambridge Diabetes […]

Limits and labelling have reduced availability of artificial trans fats – systematic review finds

A systematic review by CEDAR researchers has shown that maximum limits and mandatory labelling reduced the availability of artificial trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in food items for sale or reported on food labels since 2004.A high intake of TFA has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Artificial TFAs are sometimes used in pre-prepared […]