The ‘body positivity’ movement is making people blind to their weight problems

The normalisation of ‘plus-size’ body shapes is causing people to underestimate their weight, according to new research by the University…

How moderate drinking protects the heart

The cardioprotective effects of alcohol have been known about for at least 20 years, though the mechanism behind it has…

Eating lentils ‘lowers type 2 diabetes risk’

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to…

Can religious belief make you live longer?

Those with religious affiliations live an average of almost four years longer than those with none, according to new research…

Dementia ‘can be caused by hypertension’

People with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in…

Children of older mothers ‘more likely to have heart complications’

Adult offspring of older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life, according to new research published in…

Aspirin found to stave off bowel cancer

Aspirin blocks a key process linked to the formation of tumours and several diseases, according to new research by the…

New tumour model is ‘major step towards individualised cancer therapy’

Researchers from Kyoto University have developed a new tumour model that will allow them to more effectively analyse individual human…

Heart disease patients should aim to be active, not thin

Increased physical activity, rather than weight loss, gives people with coronary heart disease a longer life, according to a new…

High protein diet ‘increases heart failure risk’

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein is associated with a slightly elevated risk of heart failure, according to…

Fitness of boys has declined significantly over past 20 years

Boys, including those of a healthy weight, have become less fit over the past 20 years, according to new research…

New blood test more accurately predicts prostate cancer risk

A new blood test can predict a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer more accurately than the current standard PSA…

Good news for vegetarians – plants can be made to absorb B12

Researchers at the University of Kent have discovered that some plants can absorb vitamin B12. The study has been published…

Most deprived ‘twice as likely’ to develop dementia

Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new research by University…

Eating yoghurt ‘reduces symptoms of chronic inflammation’

Eating yoghurt lessens the symptoms of chronic inflammation, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. Yoghurt improves the…

One glass of red wine a day ‘protects against prostate cancer’

Drinking moderate amounts of red wine has a slightly protective effect against prostate cancer, according to new research by the…

New drug could be used to treat baldness

A new drug promotes human hair growth and could be used to treat male-pattern baldness, according to researchers from The…

Researchers identify protein that makes breast cancer fatal

New research has demonstrated that a protein called AXL influences the occurrence of metastasis in breast cancer patients In women…