Archives for May 2016

CEDAR Bulletin May 2016

The May 2016 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: Dietary public health research and the food industry: towards a consensus? Neighbourhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in eating Explore 13 year of food price changes in new CEDAR interactive Walking and cycling good for health even in cities […]

Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity

Dr Thomas Burgoine and Dr Pablo Monsivais write in The Conversation:People in the UK are spending more than ever on takeaway food and there’s good reason to believe that this is contributing to the nation’s obesity problem. Two-thirds of UK adults are either overweight or obese.But the amount of excess weight the nation is carrying […]

Neighbourhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity

People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.The study from the Centre for Diet and […]

Walking and cycling good for health even in cities with higher levels of air pollution

The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. This new evidence […]