Evidence summary: group interventions may be better than individual advice in encouraging poorer women to be more active

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NICE have produced a summary of new evidence on improving physical activity among socially disadvantaged women.  The full article is available as part of their regular Eyes on Evidence email newsletter. Background We know that lack of physical activity is a risk factor for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and that [read the full story…]

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Review of how (and how not) to help poorer people improve their diet and do more exercise

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We know that type 2 diabetes is more prevalent in groups with lower socioeconomic status, and we know that improving diet and taking exercise can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.  So how can we help poorer people to act on diet and exercise advice? A recent mixed methods systematic review looked at the [read the full story…]

Measuring National Well-being: first annual report from the Office for National Statistics

So the Chief Medical Officer has given us the low-down on the nation’s health and some of it was frankly rather shocking, as you’ll have discovered if you read my blog on Monday. I thought I’d set this alongside a recent report on well-being, highlighted by my cousin the Mental Elf last Friday. Here’s what [read the full story…]