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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.

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The research was based on the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages

Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research.

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The study cited in the article was conducted by ESRC-funded Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER). This project is part of a collaborative research programme entitled "Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources" (CLOSER) (grant reference ES/K000357/1)

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Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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Neighborhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity

People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research from the University of Cambridge indicates that neighborhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

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Article cites the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge which rceives part funding from the ESRC

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Impact of domestic violence on women's mental health

In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms.
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The research cited in this article was jointly funded by the ESRC, MRC and United State National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institute of Mental Health

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