Public health

The number of obese adults in the UK could be reduced by 180,000 with a 20% tax on sugary drinks, say researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Reading. The tax could raise over £275 million for the Treasury.

The researchers from the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at the University of Oxford and the Centre for Food Security at the University of Reading have published their findings in the British Medical Journal.

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Weight of Modernity: An Intergenerational Study of the Rise of Obesity

By Banwell, C., Broom, D., Davies, A., Dixon, J.

A new book by three leading Australian academics takes a fresh look at the obesity problem, seeing it as a social phenomenon as well as a public health problem.

Weight of Modernity is published by Springer

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A number of journal articles have recently been published by members of our Food Research Network on the topic of nutrition and obesity.

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People » Manisha Nair

Lead Epidemiologist/ Health Services Researcher for UKNeS

Manisha Nair is an epidemiologist/ health services researcher for the UKNeS. She is also a co-investigator for two studies - IndOSS-Assam feasibility study and 'Effect of anaemia on pregnancy outcomes of women in Assam'.

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People » Amanda Lewis

NIHR SPCR Research Fellow

Amanda's primary research focuses on weight (obesity) management in primary care.

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People » Kremlin Wickramasinghe

Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Researcher, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Kremlin joined the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention (BHF CPNP) in 2009 to work on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors.

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Sub-Project: Web-based “PRIME” (Preventable Risk Integrated ModEl)

About PRIME

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'Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health' By Stanley Ulijaszek, Neil Mann and Sarah Elton, Cambridge University Press

Book launch and presentation from the authors

Venue: St Cross Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Date: Thursday 13 June 2013

Time: 5:30pm

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Mark Lawrence is visiting the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group on Friday 28th June 2013 and will be giving a talk about his work on food security and sustainability entitled 'Integrating environmental sustainability into the Dietary Guidelines’

Date: Friday 28th June

Time: 1pm

Venue: Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus

Please contact Fay Nugent if you would like to attend this talk.

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Nutrient profiling and the regulation of marketing to children: Possibilities and pitfalls

Publication in the journal, Appetite, by Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough and Asha Kaur, as part of a special issue on "Marketing to Children - Implications for Eating Behaviour and Obesity", with the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).#

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