24 March 2022
Banning prominent in-store displays of Easter eggs and seasonal confectionery could help reduce calories in shopping baskets, according to an independent evaluation by researchers at the University of Oxford. The team worked with a large UK food retailer who removed end-of-aisle and store entrance freestanding promotional displays of seasonal chocolate in a sample of stores, for seven weeks before Easter 2019. They found a significant attenuation of the usual seasonal increase in confectionery sales in these intervention stores compared to control stores.
NDPCHS Professors Susan Jebb and Paul Aveyard lead new project to help people into remission from type 2 diabetes
17 March 2022
Researchers from Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences are to lead a new £2.2 million project aimed at giving more people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the chance of going into remission.
31 January 2022
Boosting the number of plant-based options can be an effective way of encouraging people to choose them and reducing meat purchase and consumption. New research finds that increasing the ratio of meat-free to meat-based meals in canteens could be a simple intervention to promote more sustainable food purchases, and is published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Foods associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in middle-age identified
22 April 2021
Two common dietary patterns identified in British adults, which include high intakes of chocolate and confectionary, may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in middle-age, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine by Oxford University researchers.
26 March 2021
Five simple communication changes could enable doctors to have more equitable and effective conversations about weight loss, finds new research from the University of Oxford and Loughborough University. With obesity as one of the few modifiable risk factors for developing severe COVID, the findings are especially important during the current pandemic.
Updated Cochrane Review shows electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking but more evidence is needed on long-term harms
14 October 2020
Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.
5 September 2019
Effect was double that seen for similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks
Doctors should offer structured weight loss programmes as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
1 July 2019
Doctors should offer structured weight loss programmes to patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease finds new research led by the University of Oxford.
13 June 2019
Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, new research finds.
18 April 2019
New Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of different forms of nicotine replacement therapy in helping people give up smoking
25 February 2019
Replacing all regular meals with a low calorie diet of soups, shakes and bars, together with behavioural support, is cost-effective as a routine treatment for obesity
7 January 2019
In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, Dr Christina Potter in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is asked "Should I be a vegan?"
30 November 2018
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical new NHS plans to trial very low calorie diets for the first time.