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Taxing sweet snacks may bring even greater health benefits than taxing sugar-sweetened drinks

Taxing sweet snacks may bring even greater health benefits than taxing sugar-sweetened drinks

Health behaviours

A 10% tax on sweet snacks could lead to a similar reduction in consumer demand as taxing sugar-sweetened drinks, with the potential effect expected to be greatest in low-income households.

Over 3,200 Oxfordshire residents take part in kidney disease study

Over 3,200 Oxfordshire residents take part in kidney disease study

Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials

NewKI, one of UK’s largest observational studies of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in general practice, gets underway this month, involving 3,205 Oxfordshire residents and led by Oxford University researchers.

Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer

Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer

Infection & acute care

Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, concludes the first robust research analysis to examine the association, led by primary care researchers.

'Kidney age', not kidney disease

'Kidney age', not kidney disease

Cardiovascular & metabolic Patient experience Research methods & EBM

There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to an Oxford-led group of researchers writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Childhood type 1 diabetes diagnosis time could be reduced

Childhood type 1 diabetes diagnosis time could be reduced

Cardiovascular & metabolic

The time it takes to diagnose type 1 diabetes could be reduced by two weeks in up to one third of children, suggests a study led by Oxford University researchers.

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