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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 […]

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 […]

Events

Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Cambridge Science Festival – get personal with our scientists

Don’t stop moving: is the digital world friend or foe in fighting a sedentary future?

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Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Look out for future talks and events at www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/events and www.iph.cam.ac.uk/news/seminars … Read More...

New Evidence Brief special – England’s Cycling Potential

Results from the Department for Transport-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool project Data produced for a Department for Transport funded tool highlights just how much more cycling people in England … Read More...

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 … Read More...

New Evidence Brief – DASH diet in the UK and Ireland

Addressing barriers to healthy and sustainable diets The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan has proven health benefits and is more environmentally sustainable than typical UK … Read More...

Understanding the health benefits of the ‘sugar tax’: how will the soft drinks industry respond?

The UK's government’s proposal to create a new levy on the soft drinks industry, announced in April of this year, took health campaigners by surprise. Not only was it unexpected, but the government’s p … Read More...

CEDAR Bulletin December 2016

The December 2016 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: Merry Christmas – and a year in review Farewells, greetings and congratulations GoActive is up a … Read More...

Dr Sara Benjamin Neelon to lead the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Dr Sara Benjamin Neelon, Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at CEDAR and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed as the Inaugural Director of the Lerner Center for Public … Read More...

Don’t stop moving: is the digital world friend or foe in fighting a sedentary future?

This event has now passed, but you can download the slides here. Public talk with Professor Nick Wareham as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Saturday 22 October: 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Faculty of L … Read More...

Evidence Brief – Addressing seasonal variation in children’s physical activity

Understanding how physical activity changes across the year is important because it helps identify periods when children might require additional support to be active. Our work at CEDAR is describing … Read More...

CEDAR Bulletin September 2016

The September 2016 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: New Evidence Brief – A child for all seasons A varied diet can prevent diabetes – but can you aff … Read More...

New online tool to inform cycling investment

A new Department for Transport funded tool highlights just how much potential there is in England for people to get cycling. The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) – www.pct.bike – was developed by a team … Read More...

Happy Mondays (and every day) – putting health at the centre of our cities

This article was originally published in Cambridge University Research Horizons Magazine. Life in towns and cities can grind you down, but putting health and wellbeing at the centre of new … Read More...

PhD Studentships in Epidemiology and Public Health Research 2017

We invite expressions of interest from prospective candidates for PhD studies at the MRC Epidemiology Unit or the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) for 2017 entry. In particular, at … Read More...

A varied diet can prevent diabetes – but can you afford it?

By Annalijn Conklin Research Scholar in Global Health & Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (and a former PhD student at CEDAR); Nita Forouhi, programme lead, Nutritional Epidemiology, … Read More...

The impact of the M74 motorway extension on road traffic accidents

A new study, funded by the NIHR PHR Programme and published by the Centre for Research on Environment, society and Health (CRESH) and colleagues at CEDAR evaluated the impact of the 5-mile M74 … Read More...

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 … Read More...

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 t … Read More...

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 … Read More...

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 … Read More...

Explore 13 year of food price changes in new CEDAR interactive

Although, in the United Kingdom, we now spend less of our income on food than we used to, food prices in recent years have often gone up quicker than inflation, and much quicker for some items than … Read More...

Opinion: stop accusing the poor of making bad diet choices

Dr Pablo Monsivais, Programme Lead for Social, Economic and Neighbourhood Determinants of Diet writes in The Conversation about what we can learn from history about improving the nation's … Read More...

CEDAR Bulletin March 2016 – out now!

The March 2016 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: Help us improve our communications – please update your details Join us for the UKCRC Public Health R … Read More...

Children need more support to be more active during winter

Children should be given more support to enable them to be more active during the winter, particularly at weekends, say researchers from the University of Cambridge. Their call comes in response to … Read More...

Final report of the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study published

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

The final report of the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study has now been published. The report, Health impacts of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway: a natural experimental study, represents the … Read More...

Nature’s cure in the modern age

Dr Oliver Mytton , an Honorary Specialist Registrar in public health and PhD student writes about his research at CEDAR. We’ve been doing it since we lived in caves. Over two thousand years ago, H … Read More...

CEDAR Bulletin December 2015 – out now!

The December 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: Cambridgeshire guided busway encouraging a more active commute Evidence Brief: Common Agricultural … Read More...

Buses, bicycles and building for health

Dr Jenna Panter writes about her research that found that Cambridgeshire's ‘guided busway’ is encouraging people to be more active on the commute, and what this might mean for health in our daily liv … Read More...

Cambridgeshire ‘guided busway’ encouraging people to be more active on the commute

The bus might seem like a natural enemy of the vulnerable cyclist. But in Cambridgeshire, a ‘guided busway’ is in fact encouraging more cycling and helping commuters to become more active on their way … Read More...

Agricultural policy reforms may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

CEDAR experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foods The liberalisation of the sugar market in the EU may increase sugar … Read More...

CEDAR Bulletin – September 2015 – out now!

The September 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades GoActive trial set for … Read More...