Tag Archives: University of Gothenburg

Diabetes Patients May Fall Into Five Categories (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology)

Summary Scandinavian research indicates there may not be simply two diabetic conditions (Type 1 and Type 2).  Patients can be separated into five distinct clusters or sub-types, each with distinct symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Cluster 1: Severe Autoimmune Diabetes, … Continue reading

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Nutritional Intervention to Slow Dementia Progression?: Evidence Still Unclear on Nutricia’s Souvenaid Drink (BBC News / Lancet Neurology / NHS Choices)

Summary A LipiDiDiet trial investigated the effects of Fortasyn Connect on cognitive decline (and related measures) in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. This small trial indicates that Nutricia’s nutrient drink Souvenaid has no significant effect on the rate of … Continue reading

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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … Continue reading

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Incidence of Dementia May Be Decreasing Slightly – Relative to Previously Expected Rates (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary The prevalence of dementia in western Europe may be increasing less rapidly than previously predicted. The reason(s) why rates of dementia may be levelling-off, or even falling, is not certain; but improvements in general wellbeing and ongoing work towards … Continue reading

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Palm Grip Strength Measured Using a Jamar Dynamometer (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Palm grip strength may offer a simple and inexpensive test to predict the risks of having a heart attack or stroke (or of premature mortality), according to a large international trial involving roughly 140,000 people across 14 countries. Grip … Continue reading

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Two “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Lancet Neurology / BMJ Open)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: New Drug NA-1 Could Reduce Stroke Risk of … Continue reading

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