This theme aims to:

– Generate knowledge to reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases

– Improve and implementing the evidence base for lifestyle changes and physical activity in healthcare settings

– Protect patients from the harms of multimorbidity

Examples of our research in this area are shown below

Altitude and hypertension

There is a controversy about the impact of altitude on blood pressure. So, will living at high altitude predispose you

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The Global Status of NCDs

Did you know that Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries: three quarters of NCD deaths – 28

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Prevention and control of NCDs

Oxford, WHO workshop on the prevention and control of NonCommunicable Diseases In May 2013, The World Health Assembly endorsed the WHO

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Salt intake in heart failure patients

Background Current national and international guidelines for the management of heart failure include advice to reduce salt intake. However they

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Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation

Cochrane Library Podcast Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, discusses a new Cochrane review of self monitoring

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Chlorogenic acids in green coffee & BP

Dozens of dietary supplements are marketed for blood pressure control, but the evidence for effectiveness for most is not established.

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African bush mango effects on weight

Background Many different dietary supplements are marketed as weight loss supplements, but the evidence for effectiveness is unproven for most.

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London Olympics effect on activity

Background The cost of hosting the 2012 Games of the XXX Olympiad in London has been estimated to be over

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WHO guidelines on Cardiovascular risk

The WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 provides a road map to attain nine voluntary global targets, including that of

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Rheumatoid Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is important in preventing long-term damage and disability. RA should be suspected

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Device guided breathing for blood pressure control

The Resperate device is currently being marketed as a non-pharmacological treatment to lower blood pressure on the basis of a

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Packaging to improve medication adherence

People often miss taking prescribed medication, because of forgetfulness, changing medication schedules or busy lifestyles. It is estimated that between

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Optimal loading dose of warfarin

Warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent blot clots in patients with medical conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement

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Weight loss supplements

A wide range of complementary therapies is currently being promoted for reducing body weight. Many patients perceive these therapies as

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Green tea and blood pressure effects

Many different dietary supplements are marketed, but the evidence for effectiveness is mixed. Green tea is one of the most

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