[20 Jun 2016] Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age.
[8 Jun 2016] Several researchers and doctoral students took part in the conference European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg June 1-4.
[12 May 2016] During the last twenty years, the risk of having a stroke relapse has been cut by half in people under 55 years. Meanwhile, stroke has become more common among younger people in the population. This is shown in a new study published in the International Journal of Stroke.
[7 Mar 2016] Mental disorders in the form of anxiety, depression, personality disorders and addiction at 18 years of age can be linked to an increased risk of early stroke later in life. But, good physical fitness appears to be protective. A study conducted on over 45,000 Swedish men by researchers at Sahlgrenska University arrived at these finding.
[30 Oct 2015] Researchers at Gothenburg University have developed a reference method for standardized measurements that diagnose Alzheimer´s disease decades before symptoms appear. The method has now formally been classified as the international reference method, which means that it will be used as the standard in Alzheimer´s diagnostics worldwide.
[23 Oct 2015] Women who carry a particular Alzheimer´s Disease-related gene experience a steeper reduction in body mass index after the age of 70. The discovery, made by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, may facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment of dementia.
[5 Oct 2015] More than half of all Swedes between the ages of 70 and 80 have some kind of phobia ¿ severe enough to be regarded as pathological in 10 percent of that population. A fresh doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, has examined psychiatric symptoms and disorders among the elderly.
[22 Jul 2015] Low income and educational level almost triples the risk that people with type 1 diabetes will die of cerebral infarction. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy also showed the conclusion that type diabetes 1 is declining among young people to be unfounded.
[24 Jun 2015] Mortality from coronary heart disease declined in Sweden from 1986 to 2002. The improvement was due mainly to a reduction in risk factors among the healthy population (primary prevention) and, to a lesser extent, treatment of people who already had developed heart disease (secondary prevention). A study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the reasons for the trend.
[24 Jun 2015] Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia.