Archives for October 2017

Incorporating active travel into long commutes is associated with reduced body fat

Encouraging more active travel (walking and cycling for transport) is one promising approach to prevent obesity and related diseases. In this study, published online in Preventive Medicine, researchers at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and CEDAR looked at the relationship between active travel to and from work and body fatness.What we did We used data from […]

Sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurants fall by 11% after 10p levy

Study generates evidence that financial measures could contribute to strategies aimed at preventing obesity and non-communicable diseases.Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie’s Italian restaurants across the UK is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in SSB sales, according to new […]

Changing the way we travel – new Sustrans blog

Car use has negative impacts on public health through road traffic accidents, air pollution and physical inactivity. The car’s contribution to the first two of these problems is relatively well recognised and understood, but inactivity is less well understood.Getting people to walk, cycle and make greater use of public transport therefore has benefits for health. […]

Lou’s Tuesday. Only 24 hours in a day- why does this matter for health research?

There are only 24 hours in a day. Why does this matter for health research? Dr Lou Foley has made a short video to introduce the concept of compositions and compositional data analysis.In three minutes and 45 seconds of live action and stop motion, Lou will take you through a typical Tuesday.She’ll show you how […]