Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and this study found that overweight women are at an increased risk of ischaemic stroke – associated with blockages of blood in the brain, but at a decreased risk of haemorrhagic stroke – associated with bleeding and the more deadly type of stroke. This study, published in Neurology, included a large sample size of almost...Read More
A recent study has found that consuming a healthy diet is linked to better reading skills at school. This is the conclusion of a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväsklä. The study involved 161 children aged between 6 and 8, and diets were assessed with food diaries compared to the Baltic Sea Diet and Finnish nutrition recommendations. The findings...Read More
In January, LSBU validated the College of Contemporary Health’s (CCH) online postgraduate qualifications in Obesity Care and Management, including the UK’s first online Masters.
Because LSBU are always keen to hear about the real impact LSBU is delivering with their partners, we’ve met with one of the first students enrolled on the course. Divya Bassi is a Macmillan...Read More
New recommendations have suggested that children should limit their intake of added sugars to 25 grams daily. This relates to less than six teaspoons, these recommendations also suggest that children under the age of 2 should not consume food or drinks with added sugar. Dr Miriam Vos, lead author of the study that produced the recommendations, is a nutrition scientist and associate professor...Read More
A recent study has shown that standing desks lower the BMI trajectory in school children over a 2 year span. Twenty four classrooms at three elementary schools in Texas participated in the study. 193 students took part and those with standing desks were compared with those who sat at their desks. The researchers found that those who were standing averaged a 3% drop in BMI, whilst those at...Read More
New figures from cancer research UK have shown that yearly, 57,100 children who started primary school at a healthy weight were overweight or obese by the time they left. Whilst 1 in 5 children are already overweight when they start primary school, 1 in 3 are overweight by the time they leave. The authors at Cancer Research UK claim that although exercise is encouraged in schools and a sugar...Read More
New research has shown that clinicians prescribe anti-diabetes medication 15 times more than those for obesity. Obesity itself is a well-known risk factor for developing diabetes, with 90% of T2DM patients being overweight or obese. In the USA there are six different drugs approved for the treatment of obesity, however, of the 46% eligible for this treatment, only 2% are receiving it. The...Read More