Research News

Here you can find a selection of the latest research news stories and medical breakthroughs. Take a look below to learn more!


Higher Levels of Antioxidants May Reduce Dementia Risk

Evidence suggests that antioxidants may protect against neurodegeneration.

A study of more than 7000 people observed that a diet rich in specific carotenoids was linked to a lower risk of dementia.

Consuming antioxidants protects our cells, including brain cells, from damage and oxidative stress. Furthermore, they contribute to healthy ageing.

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Environmental Factors Significant Contributor to Heart Disease

It is estimated that 70-80% of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes cases are due to environmental factors that must be addressed.

Noise pollution, air pollution, light pollution and climate change are all contributing factors to CVDs which increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Experts believe that changes in policies and regulations are needed to improve these factors.

Such policies could include reducing carbon emissions, developing technologies to reduce noise pollution and switching off unnecessary lighting at nighttime.

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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Supplements Reduce Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

A study of more than 25,000 individuals found that participants taking Vitamin D supplements were 22% less likely to develop and autoimmune condition than those who weren’t.

Those taking fish oil supplements were 15% less likely to have an autoimmune condition than those who weren’t.

In addition, taking the supplements for longer further increased the benefits.

Many studies support the benefits of Vitamin D and fish oil supplements; however experts recommend seeking medical advice first to ensure these don’t interact with pre-existing conditions.

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Vitamin K May be Helpful for People at Risk of Dementia

A recent study carried out in rodents discovered that those that received vitamin K supplements had reduced levels of cognitive impairment, depression and anxiety.

In addition, those that received vitamin K supplements also had improved learning abilities.

The study highlighted the importance of monitoring levels of vitamin K in those at risk of developing dementia.

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked with 13% Higher Risk of Cancer

A new study found a 13% higher risk of cancer in general for people consuming large quantities of artificial sweeteners.

The most likely cancers to develop appear to be breast cancer and cancers related to obesity.

Aspartame and acesulfame-K are the most frequently consumed artificial sweeteners and are also linked to increased risk of developing cancer.

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Is Eating Less Meat Linked to a Lower Risk of Cancer?

A new study from the University of Oxford finds that people eating less meat have a lower risk of getting all types of cancer.

Researchers followed 472,000 individuals for an average period of 11.4 years.

The data showed that the vegetarian and vegan group was 14% less likely to develop cancer than the other groups and fish eaters were 10% less likely to get cancer.

Although other factors might be involved, the link still appears strong.

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