Are worldwide efforts to promote fruit and vegetable consumption effective enough?

A recent review by researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, have found that the impact of current initiatives to increase fruit and vegetable consumption is only low to modest.

28/08/2014   by Laura Keaver  

New factsheets on obesity in the UK

Public Health England have compiled up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants for the UK. These include information on weight, socioeconomic status, diet and physical activity in both adults and children. 

28/08/2014   by Laura Keaver  

Excess weight increases risk of 10 common cancers

A high body-mass index increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers according to the largest study of its kind involving over 5 million adults from the UK. 

15/08/2014   by Niamh Gately  

Salt and health

Three new pieces of research were published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week looking at the link between salt in our diet and health.

15/08/2014   by Niamh Gately  

Obesity and type 2 diabetes in adults: new report from Public Health England

The paper provides an overview of obesity and type 2 diabetes among adults, describing the epidemiology of each disorder, how the 2 conditions are linked and why they present a major public health challenge.

 

01/08/2014   by Laura Keaver  

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