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  • Women gain weight when job demands are high

    [6 Feb 2019] Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 Swedes.

  • Good help in primary care for children with obesity

    [3 Dec 2018] Children treated for obesity in primary or outpatient care have a relatively good chance of fending off weight problems over the next few years as well, a study published in Acta Paediatrica shows.

  • New knowledge of pubertal growth

    [3 Dec 2018] In monitoring and prediction of children's growth, the spurt in puberty is often considered too variable to be predictable. However, new findings and methods enable a better picture of how children and adolescents grow, especially during puberty.

  • No risk with two teaspoons of salt a day

    [7 Sep 2018] A salt intake equivalent to slightly more than two teaspoons per day does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack or stroke, according to a comprehensive international study published in The Lancet.

  • A focus on dental health can protect children from developing overweight

    [8 Nov 2017] Talking about dental health with children and parents - about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth - can be one way to prevent children from developing overweight. This is suggested in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy on children¿s diet, BMI and well-being.

  • How much you weigh as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age

    [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.

  • Abstracts from the conference European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg

    [8 Jun 2016] Several researchers and doctoral students took part in the conference European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg June 1-4.

  • Mental disorders in the teen years increases the risk for early 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.

  • Swedish diagnostic method for Alzheimer´s becomes international standard

    [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.

  • Late-life body mass index decline linked to Alzheimer gene

    [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.

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