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News Archive for June 2011

FOOTBALL FANS urged to get FFIT with their local SPL clubs

Jun 23, 2011

FFIT is a FREE 12 week physical activity and healthy eating programme designed to help MEN get fitter and lose weight, and to maintain these changes in the long term. Men attend sessions run by club community coaches once a week at SPL clubs (and Hamilton Accies). FFIT is supported by first team managers, current and former players. The coaches can help men to improve diet and lose some weight, become more active and fitter at a rate that suits individuals and make these changes last a lifetime.

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Weight in early adulthood is linked to cancer deaths

Jun 16, 2011

A collaboration between MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University College London, and Harvard School of Public Health has found an association between weight at 18 years of age and death from cancer many decades later.

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Damehood for Unit Director

Jun 13, 2011

Unit Director, Professor Sally Macintyre, has received a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire). In response to the news of her award Professor Macintyre said: ā€œIā€™m delighted that the importance of research on social determinants of health and illness, and on social inequalities in health, has been recognised in this fashion.ā€

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