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Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.10.2011
What are you feeding your horse this autumn?
A research team is appealing for horse riders and owners to come forward to take part in a unique new study into equine nutritional supplements. The research will focus on nutritional supplements for horses competing in dressage and eventing and will aim to discover what supplements are currently used, what riders and owners would like to see available and the best ways of passing on information about them.
Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2011
Research uncovers what increases chicken wellbeing
Researchers from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences have concluded that the wellbeing of barn chickens is increased if they have activity objects, perches and other stimulation. Around 75 per cent of barn chickens reared for UK households are in barns which don't have natural daylight or activity objects such as pecking blocks.
Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2011
‘Gene overdose’ causes extreme thinness
Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time. The research shows that people with extra copies of certain genes are much more likely to be very skinny. In one in 2000 people, part of chromosome 16 is duplicated, making men 23 times and women five times more likely to be underweight.
Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.07.2011
New research to investigate brain responsiveness to food and the link with type 2 diabetes
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are set to monitor brain reactions when exposed to images of food in a study which will provide an insight into the difficulties of weight and diet control faced by young diabetes patients. Brain reactions to pictures of different types of food will be compared between teenagers who are a healthy weight, teenagers who are obese, and teenagers who have type 2 diabetes.
Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2011
Will rising BMIs reverse heart attack decline?
UCL Epidemiology & Public Health UCL Primary Care & Population Health European Heart Journal Medical Research Council British Heart Foundation Better control of cholesterol levels and blood pressure and a decline in smoking have contributed to a 74% drop in the risk of heart attack among nearly 10,000 civil servants working in London over a 20-year period, according to new research from the UCL-led Whitehall II study.
Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.05.2011
Genetic master switch identified in obesity and diabetes
A gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels has been identified as a 'master regulator' by a team at King's College London and the University of Oxford. The researchers found that the gene controls the behaviour of other genes found within fat tissues in the body. As fat plays a key role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, the regulatory gene could be a possible target for future treatments to fight these diseases.
Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.05.2011
’Master switch’ gene for obesity and diabetes
A team of researchers, led by King's College London and the University of Oxford, have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behaviour of other genes found within fat in the body. As fat plays a key role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, this study highlights the regulatory gene as a possible target for future treatments to fight these diseases.
Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.03.2011
Middle aged diabetics can die six years earlier
Having diabetes in mid-life may reduce a person's life expectancy by an average of six years, according to a large, multinational study coordinated by the University of Cambridge. Diabetes is already known to approximately double the risk of heart attacks and strokes, but these new findings show that people with type 2 diabetes are also at greater risk of dying from several other diseases, including cancer and infection.
Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 01.03.2011
Sugary drinks associated with higher blood pressure
Sugary drinks associated with higher blood pressure Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with higher blood pressure, according to a study of over 2,500 people reported in the journal Hypertension. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with higher blood pressure, according to a study of over 2,500 people reported this week in the journal Hypertension .
Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.02.2011
Obesity has doubled since 1980, major global analysis of risk factors reveals
Obesity has doubled since 1980, major global analysis of risk factors reveals Study shows western high-income countries have achieved impressive progress in lowering hypertension and cholesterol The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades.
Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.01.2011
Rising indoor winter temperatures linked to obesity?
Press release Links: UCL Epidemiology & Public Health UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies Increases in winter indoor temperatures in the United Kingdom, United States and other developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research published today.
Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 25.01.2011
Insects that deter predators produce fewer offspring
Liverpool, UK - 25 January 2011: Insects that frequently use their defence mechanisms to deter predators could be reducing their lifespan and numbers of offspring, researchers at the University of Liverpool have found. Scientists, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, studied the defences used by caterpillars that transform into large white butterflies, called Pieris brassicae .
Agronomy / Food Science - Veterinary - 18.01.2011
Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans
PA 13/11 At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It's a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. The pilot study, carried out by The University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, showed that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among people.
Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 10.01.2011
Obesity linked to economic insecurity
Policy 10 Jan 11 An Oxford University study suggests that people living in countries with 'free market' regimes are more likely to become obese due to the stress of being exposed to economic insecurity. The researchers believe that the stress of living in a competitive social system without a strong welfare state could be causing people to overeat.