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August 30 2022
Read full review here Photo by Faran Raufi on UnsplashKey messages• In adults, using LSSS instead of regular salt in food probably lowers blood pressure slightly. Adults using LSSS instead of regular salt probably have a slightly lower risk of non-fatal heart conditions, such as stroke or a sudden reduced blood flow to the...
August 10 2022
Photo by kyo azuma on UnsplashRead the full scoping review hereReviewers performed a rapid scoping review to identify and describe the evidence available on unintended health and societal consequences of measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic. Reviewers identified 18 studies (13 of which used...
June 23 2022
Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countriesLink to full reviewSee our article in The ConversationPhoto by Antoine Plüss on UnsplashReview questionIn some low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs), governments and other...
April 3 2022
Low‐carbohydrate versus balanced‐carbohydrate diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular riskKey MessagesThere is probably little to no difference in the weight lost by people following low-carbohydrate weight-reducing diets (also known as 'low-carb diets') compared to the weight lost by people following balanced-carbohydrate weight-reducing...
February 2 2022
Read full review here.What was studied in the review?In order to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID‐19, many governments and societies put mitigation measures in place in schools. However, we do not know whether these measures work with regards to reducing the spread of the virus, or how these measures affect other aspects of life,...
January 18 2022
Youtube presentations and pdf of slides now available for all sessions at:2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium: Evidence synthesis in public health and complex interventionsSessions include: The importance of preparing for evidence synthesis in public healthDescribing complex interventions for evidence synthesis Planning for and using non-...
October 28 2021
View full review herePic source: Beautiful Free Images & Pictures | UnsplashDo physical activity interventions in outside‐school hours care services help increase children's overall daily physical activity?Key messagesTo date, physical activity programmes in outside‐school hours childcare services may marginally increase moderate‐to‐...
October 6 2021
Read the full review hereListen to podcast herePhoto credit: photo by Spikeball on UnsplashDo school‐based physical activity interventions increase moderate to vigorous physical activity and improve physical fitness among children and adolescents?Key messagesSchool‐based interventions may improve physical fitness but may have little to no impact...
September 27 2021
Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger on UnsplashOpen access to full review hereKey messages: Non-medicinal measures (e.g. visiting restrictions or regular testing) may prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections (causing COVID-19 disease) in residents and staff in long term care facilities, but we have concerns about the reliability of the findings....
September 16 2021