Long-term exposure to current levels of UK air pollution has been found to be associated with an annual increase of up to 22 minutes of sedentary time each day, in a study published in the Journal of Public Health.
Talk on the co-creation of type 2 diabetes self-management programme to tackle health inequalities warmly received in Leicester
A healthy eating and physical activity programme created with, and for, people of African and Caribbean heritage living with type 2 diabetes, was the subject of an inspiring talk for colleagues at NIHR Leicester BRC .
Researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – have developed a programme that, when paired with a height-adjustable desk, can reduce the time people spend sitting by over an hour. To date, it …
New research suggests health education, Fitbits and cabin workouts can improve activity levels of lorry drivers
A targeted health programme, including health education sessions, Fitbits, and lorry cabin workouts, can improve the activity levels of long-distance heavy goods drivers in the short-term, according to new research from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of …
Large-scale study suggests under 45s and women more likely to gain weight and jump a BMI category during COVID-19 lockdown
A large-scale study of almost a million UK adults led by Leicester researchers has revealed that under 45s and women were more likely to gain weight and jump a body mass index (BMI) category during COVID-19 lockdown.
A new study of genetic data published today (Wednesday) of more than 400,000 UK adults has revealed a clear link between walking pace and a genetic marker of biological age.
Being diagnosed with a long-term condition can be a very anxious time for many people. There are always lots of questions and concerns around how best to manage the condition. While healthcare teams can help a lot, managing conditions day-to-day at home and work can still be challenging. Researchers in Leicester are hoping to improve …
Funding for a five-year project, that aims to develop a new type of care package that addresses gaps in support for people under 40 living with type 2 diabetes, has been awarded to a research team in Leicester.
Hippocrates himself noted “walking is the best medicine”. Now over 2000 years later, modern science has demonstrated just how sage this advice was. From our first steps as a toddler to our last steps before infirmity, walking is the primary mechanism of traversing our day to day lives and maintaining our independence. Just how we …
Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.
Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester.
Patients with type 2 diabetes that were treated with a weekly injection of the breakthrough drug Semaglutide were able to achieve an average weight loss of nearly 10kg, according to a new study published in The Lancet today.