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Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility

17 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows. “Our results may explain why women have a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than men after age 85, […]

Systematic approach crucial for person-centred care

10 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Systematic efforts and a clear structure are decisive factors in the transition to person-centred health care. A University of Gothenburg study, published in the scientific journal BMJ, reflects what is now a decade of experience and research in the field. Expectations are growing stronger for health care to be person-centered, and therefore emanate from a […]

Long sick leave after low-grade brain tumor

2 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

One year after the diagnosis of low-grade malignant brain tumor, a University of Gothenburg study shows, just under three people in ten were in full-time employment. Another year later, the proportion remained below half. For this young patient group, returning to work is a key health factor. Every year, some 100 people in Sweden are […]

Clear will and capacity to help emergency care in crisis

24 August, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Operators beyond the confines of conventional emergency healthcare are willing and able to assist in a crisis, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Hotels, schools, and veterinary clinics are among those ready for inclusion in a crisis preparedness system, to enable emergency healthcare to be scaled up with the utmost speed. The purpose of the […]

Gut microbiota provide clues for treating diabetes

13 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

The individual mix of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract provides vital clues as to how any future incidence of type 2 diabetes can be predicted, prevented and treated. This is demonstrated in a population study led from the University of Gothenburg. That a person’s gut microbiota can contribute to type 2 diabetes has been […]

Clear signs of brain injury with severe COVID-19

18 June, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Certain patients who receive hospital care for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury, a University of Gothenburg study shows. In even moderate COVID-19 cases, finding and measuring a blood-based biomarker for brain damage proved to be possible.  Some people infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 get only mild, cold-like symptoms, while […]

Cholesterol levels dropping in Western nations – but rising in Asia

16 June, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Cholesterol levels are declining sharply in western nations, but rising in low- and middle-income nations – particularly in Asia, according to a study of global cholesterol levels, which involve researchers at the University of Gothenburg. The new study, by hundreds of researchers from across the world was led by Imperial College London and published in […]

Improved gut microbiota with cholesterol-lowering medication

15 June, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

There is a clear link between improved gut microbiota and one of our most common cholesterol-lowering drug groups: statins. This is evident from a European study involving researchers from the University of Gothenburg. Scientists have previously found an association between the gut microbiota and various metabolism-related and cardiovascular diseases. Now the current study, published in […]

Women at lower risk for cardiovascular disease than men

3 June, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Women’s risk of falling ill with cardiovascular disease, and dying from it, is lower than that of men of the same age, irrespective of where in the world they live. This is shown by a study of, in total, more than 160,000 men and women in 27 countries. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, […]

Four of ten adults worldwide have functional gastrointestinal disorders

27 May, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

For every ten adults in the world, four suffer from functional gastrointestinal disorders of varying severity. This is shown by a study of more than 73,000 people in 33 countries. University of Gothenburg scientists are among those now presenting these results. Functional gastrointestinal disorders, FGIDs, is a collective term for chronic disorders in the gastrointestinal […]