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Our modules run 3 times a year, and you do not have to commit to more than 12 weeks at any one time
You can decide how many modules you complete and which qualification you achieve as you go along
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SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in fat tissue. An increased amount of SORLA can make cells overly sensitive to insulin, which leads them to break down less fat. A collaborative team of researchers at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the University of Leipzig have discovered new mechanisms by which SORLA functions. By analysing the SORLA...Read More
A new study performed at the University of Guelph found that parents, and especially fathers, play a key role in developing healthy behaviours and preventing obesity in young adults. The study involved over 6,000 participants, aged between 14 and 24. The researchers noted that adolescents who grew up in stable families were more likely to have a healthy lifestyle and were less likely to be...Read More
A review on research into meal patterns has found that eating at irregular times could increase your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. With many peoples’ lives getting busier, and our lifestyle getting more irregular, when we eat has become a major problem. Two papers published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society explore the effects that irregular meal patterns have; they have...Read More
A recent analysis has compared the effectiveness of the 5 weight-loss drugs that have been approved by the USA’s FDA. These drugs are: orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide. The drugs were compared against a placebo, and not against each other. The authors of this study conducted a systematic review with a meta-analysis that included 28 randomised...Read More
A 40-year study of 45,000 men has shown that BMI in late adolescence predicts the development of liver disease in later life. The study was performed in Sweden and was conducted in order to improve prevention programs for liver disease, by increasing our ability to predict it. The researchers noticed that whilst there has been an increase in the global prevalence of obesity, there has also...Read More
According to a report by the Obesity Health Alliance in the UK, over the next 20 years there may be more than 7.6 million new cases of disease linked to overweight or obesity.
To tackle the obesity epidemic, the Obesity Health Alliance (which includes Cancer Research UK, the British Medical Association, six Royal Colleges and the Royal Society of Public Health) is calling on the Government to...Read More