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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 […]

Old democracies cope better with severe crisis than newer ones

6 May, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

In established democracies with long experience of democracy, the risk of democratic breakdown, in the face of a crisis like the current corona-crisis, is low. The outlook is very different for new democracies, especially those with weak civil society and weak political parties, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. The interwar period, 1918–1939, […]

Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers

30 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by the same token, fat mass constant. The researchers hypothesized that […]

Higher thrombus risk in men with obesity in adolescence

29 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life, more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg study shows. The risk rises successively and is highest in those who were severely obese in adolescence. A thrombus […]

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

27 April, 2020 - Karolinska Institutet

Only about five per cent of the babies born to mothers with hepatitis C are themselves infected by the disease. A possible reason for this low figure is that the baby’s immune system has already destroyed the virus before birth. A new study from researchers at KI and published in the journal Gut reveals clear […]