Children of obese mothers more likely to develop heart disease

March 6, 2015

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The latest findings from the Dorian project has found that children of obese mothers are more likely to develop heart disease, have a stroke or develop type 2 diabetes. Based on the current findings, researchers say urgent strategies are required to prevent girls and young women becoming obese.

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Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum

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Raising the Heartbeat of the Nation: A five-step plan for a more active population

March 6, 2015

Source: Sport and Recreation Alliance

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  In the run up to the election the Sport and Recreation Alliance want to highlight the additional benefits the sector has to the health of the nation on a physical, social and economic scale. This Minister’s To-Do List offers, to any future government, a concise, easily understandable programme from those within sport and recreation which, if implemented fully, would remove some of the obstacles that currently stop sector from realising its full potential.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child’s blood pressure

March 6, 2015

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  A large study, involving more than 5,000 children who were followed up over two years, found a link between time sitting in front of a screen and an increase in blood pressure rates. It found that a worryingly high number of children – more than one in 10 – developed high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in later life.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  NHS Choices


PHE launches new tool to raise awareness about heart disease

March 6, 2015

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Using the new tool, people can find out the age of their heart by inputting simple lifestyle information, such as their weight and whether they smoke, and see how this compares to their actual age. They can then take action to improve their health.

The personalised results, combined with the free NHS Health Check, give an opportunity for people to take action to reduce their risk of developing serious but preventable conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of dementia.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  Public Health England newsletter


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