Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Bradford Hill Seminar Evidence is Not Enough: Towards a democratically legitimate role for evidence in health policymaking Dr Katherine Smith, Global Public Health Unit Social Policy, University of Edinburgh 24 November 2017, 13:00-14:00. Large Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge. Look out for more talks and events […]

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the study used data from the EPIC Norfolk cohort study, which is tracking the health and wellbeing of thousands of residents of the English county […]

Going global – funding awarded for new Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR)

CEDAR is to play a key role in a new international research partnership to help combat poor diet and physical inactivity and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases.The Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR) has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). GDAR will carry out research to […]

New Evidence Brief – Changing the way we travel

Infrastructure and our everyday transport choices Enabling people to walk, cycle and make greater use of public transport has benefits for health and the environment. But what do we know about the effectiveness of changing the way we travel by improving the places we live in? Read the Evidence Brief Download as a pdf Find […]

Have you visited Great Snackington? It’s a place where healthy foods can be hard to find.

As part of the 2017 MRC Festival of Medical Research, CEDAR researcher Dr Tarra Penney teamed up with Cambridge artist Aurora Cacciapuoti to imagine the town of Great Snackington.Great Snackington is a way to explore the question of how where we live and work affects the food choices we make.Visit the town at www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/snackington 

CEDAR online tool highlighted in Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

The newly-launched Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Strategy (CWIS) is part of government plans to encourage cycling in the UK.An important part of the delivery of the strategy at a local level will be the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT), which was developed by a team at Universities of Cambridge, Leeds and Westminster, led by researcher […]

CEDAR Bulletin March 2017

The March 2017 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: New Evidence Brief  – DASH diet in the UK and Ireland Evidence Brief special – England’s Cycling Potential More cycling and fruit & veg could save 1000s of lives – but at what cost? Working with stakeholders and target groups […]

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 […]