Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~8 min
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High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests
Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
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Obesity in children is associated with differences in brain structure in regions linked to cognitive control compared to the brains of children who are normal weight, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~5 min
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Food sold at restaurants whose menus display energy information are lower in fat and salt than that of their competitors, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Oct. 16, 2019 • ~5 min
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People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.
Sept. 30, 2019 • ~4 min
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Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice.
Aug. 30, 2019 • ~6 min
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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.
May 28, 2019 • ~5 min
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Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests.
May 20, 2019 • ~4 min
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In the largest study of its kind to date, Cambridge researchers have looked at why some people manage to stay thin while others gain weight easily. They have found that the genetic dice are loaded in favour of thin people and against those at the obese end of the spectrum.
Jan. 24, 2019 • ~5 min
Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases
Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat ‘on the go’ and a significant reduction in that purchased to take home, suggests new research led by the University of Cambridge.
Dec. 18, 2018 • ~5 min
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