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Media Coverage

Our research results frequently attract widespread media attention. See below some recent examples.

Combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline

July 2013

Smoking and heavier alcohol consumption often co-occur, and their combined effect on cognition may be larger than the sum of their individual effects. >More...

Perception of the effect of stress on health is linked to risk of heart attack

June 2013

People who think that stress is affecting their health “a lot or extremely” had double the risk of a heart attack compared to people who didn’t believe stress was having a significant effect on their health. >More...

Western diet linked to premature ageing

May 2013

Following a “Western-style” diet of fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products, reduces a person’s likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with higher functionality. >More...

Large European study confirms work stress raises risk of heart disease

November 2012

People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23% more likely to experience a heart attack compared with their counterparts without such work stress. >More...

Getting enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart

August 2012
Making sure you get enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart, according to research. Even those who make the switch in their late 40s and 50s can still benefit, the study of over 4,000 people suggests. >More...

Obesity and metabolic risk factors linked to faster cognitive decline

August 2012
People who are obese and also have high blood pressure and other risk factors called metabolic abnormalities may experience a faster decline in their cognitive skills over time than others. >More...

Brain function can start declining as early as age 45

January 2012
The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, as published on BMJ. Previous research suggested that cognitive decline does not begin before the age of 60. >More...

Career prospects linked to illness in childhood

August 2011
Researchers from UCL found that people who spent long periods in hospital as a child, or had low birth weight, were more likely to find themselves passed over for promotion in later life. >More...

Heart attacks decline may be reversed by rising BMIs

June 2011
UCL researchers report that, among the Whitehall II cohort participants, there was a substantial reduction in the chances of a first heart attack between 1985 and 2004. However, the reduction would have been greater if body mass index (BMI) would not have risen so much over the same period. >More...

Better sleep better brains

May 2011
These findings suggest that women and men who begin sleeping more or less than 6-8 hours per night are subject to an accelerated cognitive decline that is equivalent to four to seven years of ageing. >More...

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