Obesity alone ‘does not increase risk of early death’

People who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, have no increased rate of mortality according to…

Time spent outdoors ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits, according to new research from the…

The sugar tax in Chile reduced consumption – but hasn’t improved public health

A sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has failed to reduce inequalities in diet-related health, new research has…

Playing tennis ‘improves mood, mental health and fitness’

A new survey by the Local Tennis Leagues shows that its members have experienced a range of health benefits since…

Experimental drug ‘stops progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the…

New research offers hope of a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

A blood test could detect NAFLD before liver damage

Chemical compounds produced by the bacteria in our gut could be used to spot the early stages of liver disease,…

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…