Motif

Significant inequalities in child weight management service provision

  • 30 November 2022
Over three quarters of acute NHS trusts in England (77%) do not have a child weight management service, despite being responsible for providing specialist services for the most severely obese, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol and funded by the National…

Reaching for high-carb foods may not be instinctive when blood glucose is low

  • 22 November 2022
It is possible that choosing high-carbohydrate foods during an episode of low blood glucose isn’t something that humans are able to ‘instinctively do’. A recently published study by researchers from the Bristol BRC and the University of Bristol suggests that young people who experienced an insulin-induced episode…

Study participants prefer flexibility when it comes to maintaining weight loss

  • 27 October 2022
Strategies that feel flexible, ‘normal’ and intuitive are preferred when it comes to maintaining weight loss, a new study by Bristol BRC researchers suggests.  Maintaining weight loss can be difficult and ultimately it can sometimes also be unsuccessful. This is because our…

People from low socioeconomic backgrounds could reduce chronic kidney disease risk with regular exercise, study suggests

  • 13 July 2022
New research has found people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who regularly exercise could substantially reduce their risk of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is linked to poor quality of life and an increased risk of death. Its treatment is also associated with high healthcare costs, with diabetes and high…

Study shows people ‘right size’ portions of high-calorie foods

  • 13 June 2022
New research has revealed that humans moderate the size of energy-rich meals they consume, suggesting people are smarter eaters than previously thought. The findings, led by the University of Bristol, revisit the long-held belief that humans are insensitive…

Reviewing the evidence on low iodine diets for thyroid cancer patients undergoing radioiodine treatment

  • 6 June 2022
It is still unclear whether a low iodine diet improves treatment success rates for thyroid cancer, according to a systematic review of the evidence published in Clinical Endocrinology. Researchers from the Nutrition Theme of the National Institute of Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC)…

Celebrating the next generation of researchers

  • 30 May 2022
The editor of the Nutrition Reviews journal has selected an article written by Mengxuan Zou (known as Zoe Zou) to be the Editor’s Choice article of their June issue. The article entitled: The association between later eating rhythm and adiposity in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis…

New animations report the views of young people using flash glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes

  • 25 May 2022
Two new animations report the views and experiences of young people (from 8 to 17 years old) using flash monitoring for type 1 diabetes. The FLASH (Glucose Monitoring for Young People with Diabetes) study aims to find out if a sensor worn on the skin of the upper arm…

Virtual reality exergaming improves attitude to exercise and reduces food intake

  • 25 May 2022
Researchers supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre have shown that virtual reality (VR) exergaming (physical activity carried out in a virtual environment) improved how participants felt about exercise and reduced how much food they chose to eat after they finished. The people who took part in the study enjoyed…