Is there a Growing Social Divide in Body Mass Index, Strength, & Fitness of Swedish Male Conscripts?

The aim of the study was to monitor trends in socioeconomic inequalities in body mass index (BMI), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and muscular strength over several decades in a population of Swedish males aged 18-19 years. Read More

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Greater Threat: Suicide or Combat?

Globally, the suicide rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over four million lives have been saved – more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the same period. The decline has happened at different rates and different times in different parts of the… Read More

What is the Association between Sugary Drinks & HDL Cholesterol in Children?

Research Paper Title Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Is Positively Associated with Baseline Triglyceride Concentrations, and Changes in Intake Are Inversely Associated with HDL Cholesterol Increases over 12 Months in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Children. Background Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked to greater cardiometabolic risk in adults. Although longitudinal evidence is sparse among children, SSB… Read More

Linking Metabolic Syndrome, CV Risk & Economic Development

Research Paper Title Dramatic Escalation in Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk in a Chinese Population Experiencing Rapid Economic Development. Background Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) increases the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Information on changes in prevalence of MetSyn in developing countries is limited. This study aims to compare MetSyn prevalence and its associated vascular risk over the… Read More

Diabetes & Social Disadvantage

Social disadvantage linked to diabetes through chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation explained a quarter to a third of the association between social adversity and type 2 diabetes in a longstanding cohort from the UK. The Whitehall II study has been tracking the health of selected government employees since 1985. The new analyses modelled data from 6387… Read More