Scientists discover gene mutation evolved in humans to help with high-sugar diets

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

In an interesting look at evolution in action, a research team led by University College London has discovered around 50 percent of people carry a gene mutation that helps lower blood sugar levels.

Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

An expert in metabolic medicine says more rigorous, targeted trials are needed to confirm evidence of the potential link.

Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study.

Switching from unhealthy to healthier diet lowers depressive symptoms more than social support sessions

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

Study suggests the right food may be powerful antidepressant.

Diet rich in apples, tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

The decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples.