We gotta get out of here! Spending time outside is good for you.

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits. Exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. This is according to new University of East Anglia research, part-funded by CEDAR, and published in the journal Environmental Research.Populations […]

FRESH Study – sign up here!

FRESH – Families Reporting Every Step to Health – is an innovative programme designed to help families become more active by doing fun stuff together!Being physically active has been repeatedly associated with beneficial health outcomes for children. We know that being active is great for kids’ bone health, heart health, and mental health. Plus, it can […]

New study launches into the effect of air pollution on children’s health

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on 8 June 2018.The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) is […]

Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Included below are talks organised by CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, as well as other departments and institutions in the region. Full details, including relevant contacts via the links.To subscribe to alerts about future seminars, please visit www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/subscribe CEDAR / MRC Epidemiology Seminar: 24 July 2018, 12:30 – 13:30. Food Behaviours: not a lot […]

Finding alternatives to the car for travel could lower risk of illness and death

A more physically active commute to work linked to a 30% reduced risk of dying from heart disease and strokePeople who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11%, and their relative risk of dying from these […]

Blog: swapping the car for more active forms of travel may reduce heart disease

Dr Jenna Panter and Dr Oliver Mytton write in The Conversation about new research published in the journal Heart. Swapping your car for more physically active forms of travel may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, our latest research shows. Walking, cycling and even using public transport are all more physically active […]

Junk food – have we #AdEnough?

In a blog post, first published by the Food Foundation, CEDAR’s Dr Jean Adams discusses junk food marketing restrictions. Last week celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched his #AdEnough campaign in the UK. Celebrities, parents and children posted pictures of themselves hiding their eyes to social media to signify that the only junk food ad-blocker UK […]

Using Google Street View to estimate travel patterns in cities

A new study published in PLOS ONE indicates that Google Street View has the potential to estimate how common cycling is in cities, and potentially other travel patterns too. The analysis of 2,000 Google Street View images from 1,000 random locations in each of 34 cities in Great Britain found strong agreement with data on […]

ISPAH Congress Satellite meetings on Data Harmonisation and Sedentary Behaviour – October 2018

Two satellite meetings of the International Society for 2018 Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress will be held in Cambridge this October.On 13 October 2018 there will be a one-day workshop on sedentary behaviour mechanisms, and on 18 October 2018 there will be a one-day meeting to discuss retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary […]

CEDAR Bulletin – April 2018 – out now

The April 2017 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: Health and Social Care Committee Childhood Obesity Inquiry Propensity for Cycling Tool launches for Wales ISPAH 2018 – Cambridge hosts pre- and post- Conference Satellite Meetings ISPAH 2018 Conference – Air Pollution and Physical Activity symposium Physical Activity Measurement Seminar […]