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Shortened sleep during adolescence increases sugar intake

20th January 2022

Teenagers who struggle to sleep for long periods of time tend to eat more sugary foods than those who get the recommended amount of sleep, latest research has reported. Academics from Brigham Young University found…

Brain chemistry linked to exercise helps to maintain healthy cognition

19th January 2022

Exercise helps to boost synapses in the brain and protect against dementia, a new study has found. Scientists have shown that when older people keep active, they have more proteins in their brain that improve…

Self-care reduces risk of heart complications amongst females, researchers say

18th January 2022

Females who are kind to themselves are less likely to develop heart disease compared to women who struggle to self-care, a new study suggests. Academics from the University of Pittsburgh have found that self-compassion is…

Puddings removed from menu at top primary school to prevent afternoon ‘sugar crash’

17th January 2022

A headteacher has defended her decision to stop pupils tucking into puddings after lunch, saying the resulting ‘sugar crash’ leaves them “tired and irritable” in the afternoon. Keri Edge, executive headteacher of Scott Wilkie Primary…

Excess steroid hormones can trigger type 2 diabetes, latest evidence shows

14th January 2022

A medical condition which overproduces the stress steroid hormone cortisol can prompt the development of type 2 diabetes and cause rising blood pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found…

‘High level’ of education beneficial for brain health, scientists claim

13th January 2022

Older adults who have received an academic education are more likely to have a better functioning brain than those who left their studies early, new research has identified. Scientists from the University of Zurich have…

Gestational diabetes can be prevented by nutritional intake, academics say

12th January 2022

Pregnant women who follow a nutritious meal plan are less likely to develop gestational diabetes compared to those with an unhealthy diet, latest research suggests. Academics from the University of Turku and Turku University Hospitals…

Harmful antibodies produced by COVID-19, new research shows

11th January 2022

Individuals who have previously been infected with the coronavirus are at risk of developing self-attacking antibodies, new research shows. Scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have revealed that people produce multiple autoantibodies after…

Role of insulin on dopamine levels in brain may be ‘important driver of obesity’, scientists say

10th January 2022

The impact of insulin on dopamine levels could play an important role in eating behaviour, a new study has indicated. A team from the German Center for Diabetes Research looked at the impact of insulin…

Plant-based meals prevent memory loss amongst older people, research shows

7th January 2022

Older adults who regularly consume plant-based foods are less likely to experience cognitive decline compared to those who rarely eat plant-based products, a new study has revealed. Academics from the University of Barcelona have found…

Thyroid cancer triggered by obesity, latest evidence shows

6th January 2022

New research has found that clinically overweight individuals are more at risk of developing thyroid cancer, with obesity set to cause 10,000 cases over the next ten years. To prevent the development of thyroid cancer,…

Lower glucose levels in type 2 diabetes helps to cut cancer risk, research reveals

21st December 2021

People with obesity and type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing cancer if they are unable to control their glucose levels, scientists have said. Academics from the University of Gothenburg have found that people…

Video-based lifestyle plans ‘extremely’ beneficial for losing weight and reducing knee ache, study finds

20th December 2021

Online health sessions focused on improving people’s nutritional intake and physical activity levels have been found to reduce joint discomfort and increase weight loss. People who are signed up to a telehealth lifestyle programme can…

‘Well-meaning’ guidelines may be promoting over-diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy in babies, research suggests

18th December 2021

Guidelines produced to help doctors diagnose cow’s milk allergy may “unintentionally medicalise normal infant symptoms”, a new study has indicated. While the condition in known to only affect one in 100, prescription rates for specialist…

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