The Confidence Interval is a new, occasional podcast from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, which leads CEDAR – talking science, people and public health.
The lates episode features a recording of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas event “Improving our Diets – More Freedom or More Control?” which CEDAR organised with The Bennett Institute for Public Policy
Governments try to improve our diets by labelling, taxes and manipulating what shops are on the high street. The right approach is not just a matter of what works, but involves questions about government and personal rights and responsibilities.
In this event, public health and policy experts explored the role of evidence and ethics in helping us decide how and when to intervene.
Episode 1 of the podcast featured a discussion with Dr Felix Day in the Growth and Development programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit about genetics, puberty and unusual career trajectories.