Carrot Health Insights

Carrot Health Insights is an email publication sharing intriguing connections between social, behavioral, environmental, economic, demographic, and other data sources with health outcomes. Select any of the Insights below to read more and subscribe to Carrot Health Insights to receive future Insights in your inbox.

Carrot Health Insights | The Health State of the Union

In the last several issues of Carrot Health Insights, we discussed each of the "Big Four" social and behavioral determinants that affect population health and cost outcomes. To recap: a person cuts his or her risk of cancer by 60%, and risk of most chronic illnesses by 80%, if he or...

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #4: Chow Down

Please drop that donut. And step away from that soda machine. Your body will thank you... and so will our healthcare system. In the last several issues of Carrot Health Insights, we've been discussing the "Big Four" consumer lifestyle behaviors that affect population health and cost outcomes. To recap: a person...

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #3: Fat Chance

It's hard to argue with the US Surgeon General's characterization of obesity: "a public health issue that is among the most burdensome faced by the Nation". The American obesity problem is bad, and getting worse. Research from the American Public Health Association shows that adult obesity rates have increased from 15% in 1980 to...

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #2: Hit the Gym

You know the drill: New Year, new you. Americans flock to the gym, fire up their blenders, and dive in on the Whole30... the list goes on and on. But for how long? According to surveys, 80-92% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. Last year, in an analysis of Google...

Carrot Health Insights | Healthy Behavior #1: No Smoking

In the last issue of Carrot Health Insights, we discussed the "Big Four" consumer lifestyle behaviors that affect population health and cost outcomes. A person cuts his or her risk of cancer by 60%, and risk of most chronic illnesses by 80%, if he or she consistently does these four things:...