Archives for February 2017

New Evidence Brief special – England’s Cycling Potential

Results from the Department for Transport-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool projectData produced for a Department for Transport funded tool highlights just how much more cycling people in England could do, given the right policies and investments. New analysis for the Propensity to Cycle Tool – www.pct.bike – shows that if English people were as likely […]

Cambridge Science Festival – get personal with our scientists

This year’s Cambridge Science Festival (13-26 March) is getting personal – putting our brains, psychology and behaviours under the microscope during a series of events that explore who we are and what makes us tick.Join researchers – including those from CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit – at a huge range of public events, talks […]

More people cycling and eating more fruit & veg could save thousands of lives – but at what cost?

By being more physically active and having a healthier diet, we can reduce our chance of becoming ill and dying prematurely. However, the impact of individuals’ behaviour can be difficult to measure in populations. New research published in BMJ Open by researchers from CEDAR, MRC Epidemiology Unit and the University of Oxford is helping us […]

New Evidence Brief – DASH diet in the UK and Ireland

Addressing barriers to healthy and sustainable dietsThe Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan has proven health benefits and is more environmentally sustainable than typical UK diets. However, barriers to its widespread adoption remain. Researchers from CEDAR and the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research in Ireland are studying the health effects of […]