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What do patients want to know about new surgical procedures – a public consultation

  • 16 June 2022
What information do patients want to know about a new surgical procedure before undergoing it? The team at the Surgical Innovation theme at the National Institute of Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has launched a public consultation to find out. A recent…

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…

Video gives young people top tips to support mental health when using social media

  • 4 May 2022
A new animation aims to give young people five evidence-based top tips to help them support their mental health when using social media. The video was the brainchild of University of Bristol researcher Lizzy Winstone. She co-wrote the script with members of the NIHR ARC West Young People’s Advisory Group, who…

New research shows humans possess surprising nutritional intelligence

  • 26 April 2022
Pioneering research has shed new light on what drives people’s basic food preferences, indicating our choices may be smarter than previously thought and influenced by the specific nutrients, as opposed to just calories, we need. The international study, led by the University of Bristol (UK), set out to re-examine…

Bristol study numbers keep climbing

  • 26 April 2022
One year after being relaunched following a COVID-forced suspension, researchers working on a major study into the factors affecting IVF treatment success have recruited their 350th participant. The team, led by National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) researchers at the University of…