Archives for May 2015

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 […]

Vacancy: Career Development Fellowships, Public Health Research

Applications are invited for Career Development Fellowships to work within the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.Career development fellowships provide post-doctoral scientists with a fixed term training position to develop their research and transferable skills. In discussion with CEDAR Investigators, successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop and […]

DASH for the planet: a diet to benefit health and help mitigate climate change

Greater adherence with a diet rich in vegetables, low fat dairy and whole grains is not only good for health but also good for the planet, according to a study by researchers at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a proven way to prevent and control hypertension and other […]