Population Health News

Children with bedroom TVs at significantly higher risk of being overweight

Jun 02, 2017 12:56PM

A UCL-led study of over 12,000 young children in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7 had a significantly higher body mass (BMI) and fat mass (FMI) and were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV.

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Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade

May 24, 2017 06:32AM

The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales – an increase of 25% from 2015 (equivalent to an additional 560,000 people) over a decade, according to a study involving Professor Eric Brunner (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health), published today in The Lancet Public Health journal.

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BMI not the only reliable indicator of heart disease

May 15, 2017 15:42PM

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study.

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