Carol Desousa

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OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the impact of a national school programme of universal free healthy breakfast provision in Wales, UK. DESIGN A cluster randomised controlled trial with repeated cross-sectional design and a 12-month follow-up. Primary outcomes were breakfast skipping, breakfast diet and episodic memory. Secondary outcomes were(More)
Research has highlighted increased and earlier alcohol consumption among young people. This study aims to explore whether the type of school alcohol policy employed is associated with the frequent binge drinking behaviours of adolescents, after adjusting for known demographic and social factors. Integrated cross-sectional data were used from Welsh school(More)
BACKGROUND School-based breakfast provision is increasingly being seen as a means of improving educational performance and dietary behaviour amongst children. Furthermore, recognition is growing that breakfast provision offers potential as a means of addressing social inequalities in these outcomes. At present however, the evidence base on the effectiveness(More)
OBJECTIVE Small increases in walking or cycling for transport could contribute to population health improvement. We explore the individual, workplace and environmental characteristics associated with the incorporation of walking and cycling into car journeys. METHODS In 2009, participants from the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study (UK) reported(More)
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