Military Populations: Linking Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback with Untreated Alcohol Abuse

Research Paper Title Randomised Trial of Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback for Soldiers With Untreated Alcohol Abuse. Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent in the military and are a major public health concern. Although efficacious AUD interventions exist, few service members seek treatment. Army-specific barriers to AUD treatment include treatment being recorded on health records,… Read More

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Linking Physical Activity, Mortality & Adiposity

Research Paper Title Physical Activity and All-cause Mortality Across Levels of Overall and Abdominal Adiposity in European Men and Women: The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC). Background The higher risk of death resulting from excess adiposity may be attenuated by physical activity (PA). However, the theoretical number of deaths reduced by eliminating physical inactivity compared… Read More

Policy to Improve England’s Diet has Failed, Study Finds

Evidence is scant that a voluntary agreement between the government and food manufacturers to improve eating habits has worked, a study has concluded (Knai et al., 2015). The food “responsibility deal” was launched by the coalition government in March 2011 as a key policy, aimed at improving public health by reducing the prevalence of obesity… Read More

Alcohol and Premature Morbidity & Mortality

Excess alcohol consumption is a growing public health problem, causing around 5.3% of deaths in those aged under 60 years worldwide (Rehm et al, 2009). In England, about one in four adults aged 16-65 (about seven million people) drink hazardously or harmfully (Drummond et al., 2005). Alcohol accounts for 10% of disability adjusted life years… Read More