The new threshold for diabetes in pregnancy recently introduced by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) misses a significant number of women at risk of serious complications, a report published today in the journal Diabetologia shows.
A simple supplement could be a safe and cost-effective way of reducing heart disease in individuals born with a low birth weight, suggests research from the University of Cambridge. The study, carried out in rats, also raises the possibility of developing a blood test to indicate how much damage there is in the aortas of […]
Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge.
An international collaboration involving Dr Nadia Schoenmakers and Krishna Chatterjee at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, and scientists from McGill University and researchers in The Netherlands, Italy and Australia have discovered that mutations in a gene called immunoglobulin superfamily member-1 (IGSF-1) cause thyroid hormone deficiency due to ineffective signalling via the thyrotropin-releasing hormone […]