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Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
25 September 2014
People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely
to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if
they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led
by UCL researchers.
Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
24 September 2014
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been
investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by
researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from
genetic studies and clinical trials.
Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
17 September 2014
Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
16 September 2014
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake
to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds
new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Liz Sampson reflects on being awarded William Farr Medal
15 September 2014
I was very honoured to be nominated by the Faculty of Old Age
Psychiatry for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ William Farr
Medal. This is awarded annually to medical practitioners who have made a
significant contribution to the management of illness in elderly
people. This can be in any research discipline as part of original work
by those who are in mid-career. The award consists of a medal and is
named after William Farr, a Fellow of the Royal Society, who stressed
the importance of correct diagnosis in planning clinical treatment.
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