Designing tailored physical activity interventions for primary schools

  • 8 February 2024
Primary school-based interventions aimed at increasing physical activity among children are usually targeted at physical education (PE) lessons, active breaks and active and outdoor learning, according to a paper published in Frontiers in Public Health. Only one of the studies included in this review paper considered the…

The UK Diet and Diabetes Questionnaire - a research tool story

  • 8 February 2024
Dr Clare England, Health Services Researcher at Health Technology Wales, gives us an update on how the UK Diet and Diabetes Questionnaire she developed as part of her PhD work has been used since it was created and validated in 2016.

NIHR Bristol BRC Director’s Fund award for three new research projects

  • 14 December 2023
Three new research projects have secured funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Bristol Biomedical Research Centre’s (Bristol BRC) Director’s fund. The Director’s Fund supports exciting new projects across all our research themes which we hope will be developed into something that could directly benefit patients.

Who’s doing what? How patterns of children’s physical activity have changed since the pandemic

  • 28 November 2023
This blog was originally published by the Youth Sport Trust on 28 November 2023. The Active-6 project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences and Bristol Medical School and funded by the National Institute for Health…

Changes to children’s active club participation in the wake of the pandemic

  • 9 October 2023
The Active-6 project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences has been exploring how 10-11-year-old’s physical activity has changed since the pandemic. Here study manager Dr Danielle House provides an overview of a new paper on children’s club participation,…

Few eligible patients get access to publicly funded weight management programmes in England

  • 28 September 2023
Primary care data on more than 1.8 million adults with overweight or obesity found that only about three per cent were referred to weight management interventions. Of the more than 1.8 million adults in England with a recorded diagnosis of overweight or obesity, only three per cent are referred to…

Weight management intervention for adolescents wins ASO Ken Clare Award for involving public in obesity research

  • 15 September 2023
An intervention aimed at helping adolescents manage their weight has won the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) Ken Clare Award for excellence in patient and public involvement and engagement with obesity research. The intervention is part of the AIM2Change study and was jointly developed by Bristol…

Improving diabetes management in children and young people from underserved communities

  • 12 September 2023
Children and young people with diabetes from families in underserved communities have higher blood sugar levels than average. Providing flexible, family-focussed support and addressing socio-cultural and emotional issues could improve how they manage their condition, according to a series of papers published as part of the Diversity…

Flash glucose monitoring may improve diabetes management in children and young people

  • 29 August 2023
Flash glucose monitoring might help young people improve control of their diabetes, according to a study published in the BMJ Open Diabetes and Care. Researchers in the South-West of England found some indication that flash monitoring with the first-generation FreeStyle Libre® sensor might offer an alternative to…