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‘Major step forward’ in understanding development of type 2 diabetes

9th June 2022

A major worldwide study has identified genes likely to cause type 2 diabetes, helping researchers to build a picture of who is most at risk of developing the condition. The findings could help scientists develop…

Lower sperm count in older obese men, new study finds

9th June 2022

Older men with obesity have a lower sperm count compared to men of the same age who are a healthy weight, a study has indicated. Researchers found that men in their sixties showed a “very…

More than 300 confirmed Monkeypox cases in the UK

8th June 2022

In the latest figures released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the total number of monkeypox cases now sits at 302 as of the 5th of June. 73 additional cases have been detected in…

More than 1,000 prostate cancer deaths could be prevented every year if men lost weight, study shows

8th June 2022

Weight loss could play a significant role in preventing around 1,300 deaths from prostate cancer every year, a major study from the University of Oxford has shown. Researchers found that every 2.5st increase in weight…

Exercise is more beneficial than medication for people with arthritis, academics say  

7th June 2022

Physical activity is the best treatment option for people with arthritis, according to the latest clinical guidance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that exercising is more effective than painkillers…

TikTok trend causes a shortage of diabetes medication Ozempic

7th June 2022

A recent trend on the popular video app TikTok has exacerbated a shortage of the diabetes medication Ozempic after being touted online as an effective weight-loss treatment. The current lack of medication affects those living…

‘Pre-prediabetes’ prevented by active brown adipose tissue, study reports 

6th June 2022

People with higher levels of active brown adipose tissue are more likely to fight off metabolic disorders compared to those with lower levels, latest research has revealed. Otherwise known as ‘brown fat’, active brown adipose…

Gestational diabetes combatted by healthy lifestyle choices, new study shows

3rd June 2022

Individuals who are genetically at risk of developing gestational diabetes can prevent a diagnosis by adopting a healthy lifestyle, academics have claimed. Scientists from the University of Helsinki have created a genetic-risk score to detect…

Physical activity reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, research shows  

2nd June 2022

Individuals with an active lifestyle are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease compared to those with a sedentary lifestyle, a new study has suggested. Academics from the University of Turku in…

Personalised treatment ‘more effective’ when treating type 2 diabetes and obesity

1st June 2022

Tailored treatment plans are more beneficial than single drugs when it comes to treating individuals with type 2 diabetes and obesity, a global team of academics have said. Scientists from Canada and Germany are now…

Optimal time to exercise differs between men and women, research reveals

31st May 2022

A new US study has found that the effectiveness of your exercise is influenced by the time of day you train, while the type of exercise and your gender can further impact the results. Past…

Artificial intelligence detects type 2 diabetes earlier, researchers claim  

31st May 2022

Scientists using an artificial intelligence learning model can spot type 2 diabetes early on an abdominal CT scan, academics have said. In the US, around 13 per cent of adults have type 2 diabetes and…

Frequent cycling improves fitness of people with myotonic dystrophy

30th May 2022

The fitness levels of people with myotonic dystrophy can increase by more than 30 per cent by cycling three times a week, a new study has shared. Academics from McMaster University have detected that cycling…

Weight loss triggered by two brain networks, study suggests 

27th May 2022

Certain functional networks in the brain can trigger weight loss, latest evidence has demonstrated. Research led by Wake Forest University School of Medicine has revealed that the brain function networks FN1 and FN2 can determine…

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