Population-based interventions for tackling unhealthy diet and physical inactivity could save millions of lives. An ambitious research programme is providing evidence for how best to deliver the goal.
Eating high levels of chocolate could be associated with a significant reduction in the risk of certain cardiovascular disorders, reveals Cambridge research published in the British Medical Journal this week.
New research unit to focus on how to change behaviours responsible for the majority of premature deaths worldwide.
Research provides new insight into why poor diet during pregnancy negatively affects offspring’s long term health.
The rising prevalence of obesity, diabetes and related disorders is an epidemic of global proportions. Research at the Institute of Metabolic Science is aimed at understanding these disorders and translating new discoveries into better health.
Scientists in Cambridge have discovered that loss of a key segment of DNA can lead to severe childhood obesity. This is the first study to show that this kind of genetic alteration can cause obesity.
A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.
A new centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next to Addenbrooke's Hospital will address the growing threat to public health posed by obesity, diabetes and related diseases.
MRC-supported initiatives on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus aim to combat health problems linked with obesity and lifestyle.
We all know that a good diet is key to good health, but it's now clear that certain foods we eat can unmask underlying susceptibilities to cancer.
In an effort to accelerate the conversion of research findings into better treatments for obesity-related diseases, the MRC has announced the MRC Centre for Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases (MRC-CORD) at the University of Cambridge.