pict 1 - Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive lifestyle interventions or extreme calorie…

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pict - The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

From an article by Craig Brierley, Head of Research Communications at the University of Cambridge A mist hangs over the water as a Pict warrior paddles her canoe towards the silhouetted shape of a Viking ship, half submerged ahead. Around her, voices, whispers, linger in the air. What’s happening? It’s breathing. Up ahead. He knows she’s getting closer. He can feel her…

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Untitled - Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

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Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia – may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. The research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, found that exposing fetuses to chronic hypoxia (low oxygen levels) during development led to them…

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study, funded by Cancer Research, is published today in Genetics in Medicine. They have a developed a way of calculating the risk of developing the disease by combining information on family…

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