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This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of the health risks, people tend not to recognise obesity when it does exist – and especially so in men. Obesity is frequently regarded as a...
These resources can help local authorities, health and social care commissioners and decision makers make plans to improve health and wellbeing through the places people live.
Obesity prevalence shows a significant downward trend in both Reception boys and girls overall in the 2006/7 to 2014/15 period covered by the NCMP. The trends in obesity in Year 6 boys and girls continue to show year - on - year increases but the rates of increase are slowing down compared with...
The cold weather plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. The documents provided are: cold weather plan cold weather plan (easy read version) making the case: why long-term strategic planning for cold weather is essential...
The framework is accompanied by a helpful user guide, setting out how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health. People in UK Public Health led on extensive consultation and development work which saw high levels of engagement from the workforce....
Over the last 30 years there has been an upward trend in life expectancy at older ages in England. Figures 1 and 2 show life expectancy in England at ages 65, 75, 85 and 95 from 1981 to 2014. The data points shaded red in Figures 1 and 2 indicate where life expectancy in that year was lower than in...
There is an established relationship between salt intake and risk of high blood pressure (BP). High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and scientific evidence shows that a high salt intake can contribute to the development of elevated blood pressure. The...
The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.
SACN reviewed the evidence on vitamin D and health to see if UK dietary recommendations, set in 1991, were still appropriate. In addition to the main report, you can read the SACN press release. In a change to previous advice, SACN is now recommending: a reference nutrient intake (RNI) of 10...

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