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Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.02.2017
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ‘ prediabetes '.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
22.02.2017
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Do you have to choose between an academic career and activism? Gates Cambridge Scholar Carol Ibe is one of an increasing number of students are choosing to keep a foot in both camps.
Agronomy/Food Science
10.02.2017
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster Environment Centre has flown to Zambia to assess the Fall armyworm outbreaks that are devastating crops in southern Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
European governments must act to help families improve their children's health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That's the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Families can't tackle obesity alone
Families can’t tackle obesity alone
Governments must act to combat childhood obesity, warn experts following major European Commission-funded study.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.02.2017
'The Iron Lady' and the paradox of treating anaemia
’The Iron Lady’ and the paradox of treating anaemia
Iron deficiency can be fatal. But in countries where patients are also likely to have other serious diseases, so too can the iron supplements used to treat it.
Agronomy/Food Science
09.01.2017
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK’s post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland The latest briefing paper from the UK Policy Trade Observatory ( UKTPO ) at the University of Sussex suggests t
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.01.2017
Sugar-free and
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers at Imperial have argued that they do not promote healthy weight.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.12.2016
The history of Christmas turkeys
Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been investigating the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
15.12.2016
Road planning 'trade off' could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Road planning ’trade off’ could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting environmental destruction will open dialogues between developers and the conservation community.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
15.12.2016
Obesity in adolescents increases risk of heart disease
Obesity in adolescents significantly increases their risk of heart disease regardless of ethnicity A new study published today in BMJ Open has found a link between obesity in adolescents and their risk of developing heart disease in early adulthood, regardless of ethnicity. People of South Asian or Black African descent are known to have a four and three-fold higher risk of diabetes compared with White Europeans.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
28.11.2016
Warwick and Waitrose tackle global food security together
Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University of Warwick and Waitrose, thanks to an award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.11.2016
Team receives research grant to improve infant health and development
A research team at the University of Oxford has received a $2.8million research grant from the Swiss-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, to improve health and development of preterm infants around the world. A global research project that aims to improve the health, nutritional status and development of preterm infants has been awarded a $2.8million grant from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
16.11.2016
Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women
Taking omega-3 supplements could improve muscle function in older women, potentially increasing their quality of life into old age and preventing unnecessary falls and loss of independence. In a new study led by the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen and published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , scientists have found that supplementing the diet of older women with 3g of fish oil results in greater increases (when compared to a 3g of safflower oil placebo) in their muscle function when combined with resistance exercise training over 18 weeks.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.10.2016
GP referral to weight loss programme is effective, welcomed and takes 30 seconds
Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes 30 seconds of physicians' time, according to a new randomised trial of more than 1,800 people published in The Lancet . The findings should provide reassurance to doctors who rarely talk to patients about their weight for fear of causing offence, lack of time or belief that they are ineffective.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
13.10.2016
Scientists call for urgent rethink of tropical peatland palm oil and drainage-based agriculture
An honorary associate professor at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is among scientists campaigning to dispel the myth that palm oil and other drainage-based agriculture can be developed on tropical peat soils through current agricultural practices.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
13.10.2016
Preventing child obesity in the next generation
Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make (their) parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
04.10.2016
N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding
N8 universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.09.2016
New study provides strongest evidence that oxygen levels were key to evolution of early animals
Do 'meal replacements' actually help you to lose weight in the long-term? Is weighing yourself every day enough to prevent obesity? Could feedback on the nutritional content of your shopping basket help you to make healthier choices in the supermarket? These are among the questions researchers across the University of Oxford are asking, through a raft of new studies funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford.
Careers/Employment - Agronomy/Food Science
12.08.2016
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Analysis shows well-designed school feeding programmes have multiple benefits. Effective school meals programmes boost primary school enrolment and attendance, raising educational achievement levels. They also improve nutrition and often bring economic benefits to communities, according to a new analysis.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
09.08.2016
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
New research published today in PeerJ has identified the most serious future threats to, but also opportunities for pollinating species, which provide essential agricultural and ecological services across the globe. From the expansion of corporate agriculture, new classes of insecticides and emerging viruses, pollinators are facing changing and increasingly challenging risks.
Agronomy/Food Science
09.08.2016
Study to tackle obesity
Study to tackle obesity
The University of Liverpool is running the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss and weight maintenance. Many people in the UK drink artificially sweetened drinks (such as diet cola or diet lemonade) on a daily basis, but their use is controversial.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
04.08.2016
Brains of overweight people ten years older? than lean counterparts at middle-age
From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
03.08.2016
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
28.07.2016
Helping British dairy farms maintain their global competitive position
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a further ˘1.7m in funding for a major research programme to help British dairy farms maintain a globally competitive position.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
26.07.2016
Ketone drink gives competitive cyclists a boost by altering their metabolism
A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones rather than carbs or fat allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, an Oxford-led study has reported in journal  Cell Metabolism . The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones - molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated in people consuming a low-carb, Atkins-like, diet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.07.2016
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014.
Veterinary Science - Agronomy/Food Science
12.07.2016
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare. It is hoped the findings, to be unveiled at the House of Commons today [Tuesday 12 July], will enable the welfare priorities of the UK's 800,000 horses to be addressed.
Agronomy/Food Science
23.06.2016
Life on the Land - discovering the agricultural past of Doncaster
A new exhibition will look at the rich and varied agricultural past of Doncaster, and will uncover hidden stories from the area's landowners and labourers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
22.06.2016
Is 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers, particularly with the rise in shift workers and ‘social jetlag' where many of us live by social clocks rather than our internal body clocks.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.06.2016
UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency
An international team of experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences have joined forces to help to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers in Brazil and the UK.
Agronomy/Food Science
09.06.2016
Opinion: When it comes to sugary drinks, people prefer a nudge than a tax
Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit) discusses how to get people to consume less sugar. If sugary drinks were sold in smaller bottles , stores stocked fewer of them, and positioned them less prominently , we would drink fewer of them. But would we find these changes acceptable? The results of our recent study show that most people find these "nudges" (altering cues in the environment to change people's behaviour) to be acceptable ways to prevent obesity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.05.2016
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial College London and Nestlé Research are establishing a research and innovation partnership exploring metabolic health and nutrition. The collaboration will focus on nutritional science, and will initially aim to gain a greater understanding of the billions of bacteria in our gut, called the microbiome.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.05.2016
Professor Mandy Maclean receives grant of over a million to continue her research
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.05.2016
Neighbourhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity
People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Agronomy/Food Science
11.05.2016
Opinion: Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity
Thomas Burgoine and Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discuss how takeaways can make social inequality worse.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Agronomy/Food Science
05.05.2016
15-year-old boys in India eat better diet than girls of the same age
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
03.05.2016
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US's favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Agronomy/Food Science
27.04.2016
Teenage boys in India given better food than girls
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
13.04.2016
Massive fertilizer buildup is taking a toll on land and water
Researchers studying three of the world's great rivers have found evidence of a damaging legacy that could affect our planet for generations. The study of three river basins where food and water security are directly linked to phosphorus - a chemical element in fertilizer essential for food production - included the Thames River basin in the U.K., the Maumee River Basin in the mid-western section of the U.S. and the Yangtze River Basin in China.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
11.04.2016
It’s time to change the way we think about changing what people eat
The Chancellor's recent announcement about a tax on sugary drinks is a step in the right direction towards fighting obesity, but we will need to use lot of different approaches simultaneously to make
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
06.04.2016
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
The global cost of diabetes is now 825 billion dollars per year, according to the largest ever study of diabetes levels across the world. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, and involved Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the World Health Organization and nearly 500 researchers across the globe, incorporated data from 4.4 million adults in most of the world's countries.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
06.04.2016
Toddlers' eating habits may harm long-term health
Toddlers’ eating habits may harm long-term health
UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.  The study, published today in the British Journal of Nutrition, shows children's diets are lacking in fibre, vitamin D and iron but contain too much sodium, which could lead to serious future health problems.  Lead author of the study, Hayley Syrad (UCL Epidemiology and Health) said: "The research suggests that the current diets of young children in England are a cause for concern.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.03.2016
World's obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
World’s obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
More than one in ten men and one in seven women across the globe are now obese, according to the world's biggest obesity study. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, involved the World Health Organization and over 700 researchers across the globe, incorporated measurements of weight and height from nearly 20 million adults in most of the world's countries.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.03.2016
Researchers target intensive care’s intensive noise problem
TV presents one picture of an intensive care unit (ICU) - dimmed lights, hushed voices and softly bleeping machines. The reality is that it's more like a busy restaurant and frequently it's noisy enough to compete with a pneumatic drill. That's why Oxford University researchers have been trying to make intensive care noise less intensive.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.03.2016
Opinion: Obesity: stop accusing the poor of making bad choices
Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discusses obesity and the influence of socioeconomic circumstances in shaping food choices.
Agronomy/Food Science - Event
23.02.2016
Warwick academic to speak at public debate on the implications of Brexit and agriculture
As the countdown begins towards the EU referendum, the University of Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant is to speak at a public debate on the possible effects on Britain's agriculture.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
18.02.2016
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
The charity Action on Sugar , of which Professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool   is a founding member, is warning of the dangerously high sugar content of certain hot beverages found in many high street coffee shop chains. Currently an estimated 1.7 billion cups of coffee sold each year in the UK from over 18,000 outlets and one in five of the population (including teenagers) visiting a coffee shop daily.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Brexit could place British farming in jeopardy warns new report
The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
28.01.2016
How ’more food per field’ could help save our wild spaces
Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store greenhouse gases, but only if the right policies are in place.
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