The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The study found that when restaurants served wine in 370ml rather than 300ml glasses they sold more wine, and tended to sell less […]
Communicating evidence of policy effectiveness can increase public support, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found
Smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and unhealthy snacks are leading causes of years of life lost globally. Promising interventions include nudging – changes to the physical environment that make healthier behaviours more likely – and taxation. Public acceptability of policies is increasingly recognised as playing a pivotal role in determining the extent to which […]
Mistletoe and (a large) wine: seven-fold increase in wine glass size over 300 years
Our Georgian and Victorian ancestors probably celebrated Christmas with more modest wine consumption than we do today – if the size of their wine glasses are anything to go by. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that the capacity of wine glasses has increased seven-fold over the past 300 years, and most steeply […]
For richer, for poorer: how could political pledges to tackle health inequalities be realised?
Join the debate at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017! Wednesday 25 October: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Christ’s College, Yusuf Hamied Theatre, St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3BU Join this panel discussion chaired by Professor Dame Theresa Marteau: How many years less can the poorest 5% of people expect to live compared to the richest 5%? How […]