The UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance works to help save and improve lives. Through the study of healthy people, the mechanisms of disease can also be identified and new treatments found.
- studying heart growth in soldiers tells us how hearts grow abnormally in cases of high blood pressure.
- studying improvements in metabolism with exercise have told us how metabolism becomes inefficient in cancer (leading to trials with a new drug to prevent wasting).
- studies of climbers facing low oxygen levels on Everest tell us how patients with lung disease or on intensive care can be helped to survive their own low oxygen levels.
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