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    Standing up helps prevent Type 2 diabetes

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    Diabetes study looks at diet against exercise Exercise is being pitted...

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      A hot bath could help control type 2 diabetes

      A hot bath could help control type 2 diabetes A hot bath could help control type 2 diabetes, a Loughborough researcher has discovered. A soak in the tub reduces peak blood sugar levels by 10 per cent and increases energy expenditure levels by 80 per cent burning 126 calories per ...... Read more

      Thank you to 365,000 people who have taken part in healthcare research in last 10 years

      Thank you to 365,000 people who have taken part in healthcare research in last 10 years A Leicestershire man with Type 2 diabetes is backing a campaign to encourage research participation by urging others to help “improve the quality of someone’s life”. Roy Pearce, from South ...... Read more

      Ethnicity could impact health of kidney transplant patients

      Ethnicity could impact health of kidney transplant patients University of Leicester research explores ethnic differences in physical activity. People’s ethnicity impacts their physical activity following a kidney transplant, according to research carried out by the University of Leicester. Transplant operations improve health ... Read more

      Pokemon Go could ease type 2 diabetes burden

      Pokemon Go could ease type 2 diabetes burden ; Leading diabetes researchers believe smartphone craze Pokemon Go could an "innovative solution" to rising obesity levels and chronic disease. Millions of people have started to play Pokemon, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and ...... Read more

      Research award goes to Leicester kidney transplant patient

      Research award goes to Leicester kidney transplant patient A former Emmerdale actor from Leicester who underwent a kidney transplant has scooped an award for his part in research into the condition. John Savage, who has suffered from kidney problems all his life, received the prize at the UK Kidney Week ...... Read more

      Physical activity and functional ability increase after bariatric surgery

      Physical activity and functional ability increase after bariatric surgery People who have their stomach size surgically reduced move around more and easier after weight loss surgery, a study has found. Patients are able to walk further and are more physically active in the first year after the procedure, according ...... Read more

      Rebecca Pritchard scoops CRN award

      Rebecca Pritchard scoops CRN award Rebecca Pritchard who plays a “crucial role” in helping the Leicester public understand medical research has been presented with a prize at this year’s CRN awards ceremony. The NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) Patie... Read more

      Diabetes study looks at diet against exercise

      Diabetes study looks at diet against exercise Exercise is being pitted against diet in a straight contest to find out which results in better diabetes control and the effect on heart function as part of new research in Leicester. NIHR-funded researchers in the city will be examining the impact of a low ...... Read more

      Findings from the ACUTE Study

      Findings from the ACUTE Study Why did we do the research? The number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly and about 2.6 million people in the UK currently have diabetes. Having Type 2 diabetes puts people at a high risk of having heart problems, kidney failure ...... Read more

      Findings from the MOTION Study

      Findings from the MOTION Study Physical activity and functional ability increase after bariatric surgery; People who have their stomach size surgically reduced move around more and easier after weight loss surgery, a study has found. Patients are able to walk further and are more physically active in the first year ...... Read more

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