Health Survey Northern Ireland 2018/2019

The Department of Health have released the first findings from the Health Survey carried out in 2018/19 in Northern Ireland. Survey included questions relating to general health, mental health and wellbeing, antibiotics, obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol and sexual health.

16/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK

A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.

10/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Area deprivation, screen time and high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) consumption in young people

Researches in the UK carried out an online cross-sectional survey to investigate associations between deprivation in young people (aged 11-19 years) and consumption of HFSS foods and drinks, screen time exposure and health knowledge. 

13/08/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Child and adult snack food intake

Researchers in Australia used a large (n=1299) population-based cohort to investigate child and adult snack food intake in response to pre-packaged snack item quantity/variety and snack box size.

01/08/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perceptions, reality and actions in obesity

Recently published research aimed to identify international perceptions, attitudes, behaviours and barriers to effective obesity care in people with obesity (PwO) and healthcare professionals (HCPs).

07/05/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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