Diet, deprivation and food retail access
The diets of the inhabitants in a large deprived housing estate in Leeds have been improved by the opening of a major food superstore in the area, according to new research funded by the ESRC and J Sainsbury plc. The findings reveal residents with the worst diet, more than doubled their fruit and vegetable consumption following the opening of the new store in 2000, although this group still ate significantly less than the Government recommended daily minimum.
Professor Neil Wrigley, who directed the study, will announce its results at the festival on 9th September at 14.00 and explain how it adds to the public policy debate on social exclusion, food poverty and the reduction of health inequalities.
Making Decisions in a Cancer Genetics Clinic
The UK Human Genetics Commission's recent proposal to offer over-the-counter predictive cancer testing will be 'of little use' to the public, according to new research led by Dr Lindsay Prior. At the Festival she will present findings to demonstrate that in the absence of family history, evidence drawn solely from lab testing will be almost useless; and that further research is required in the field of cancer heredity before such services can be successfully implemented.
Dr. Prior is based at Cardiff University. She will be disseminating her research findings at 11:45 on Tuesday 10th September.
The medicalisation of women's bodies throughout the lifecourse
How do women feel about the medicalisation of the menopause? Do they hold out their hands for hormone replacement therapy or do they turn to alternative 'remedies'? This new research has gath
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Economic & Social Research Council