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  • A majority of 70-80 year-old Swedes suffer from a phobia

    [2 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.

  • Mortality rates decline significantly after gastric bypass surgery for people with diabetes

    [29 Sep 2015] Gastric bypass surgery is effective not only as a treatment for obesity. The risk of cardiovascular disease and death declines by more than 50% among patients with both obesity and type 2 diabetes. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology online on published the Sahlgrenska Academy study on September 28.

  • Diabetes medication can reduce food intake

    [22 Sep 2015] Many studies have focused on how much we eat when we are hungry, but sometimes we eat just to feel better. A new dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy shows that medication used for type-2 diabetes wich mimics the gut-brain hormone glucagon-like peptide-1, can affect the brain´s reward system and reduce the intake of food.

  • Risk of heart failure much greater among young adults with type 1 diabetes

    [21 Sep 2015] Young adults with type 1 diabetes have a substantially elevated risk of developing heart failure. A fresh study by Professor Annika Rosengren at Sahlgrenska Academy appeared in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology online on September 18.

  • How more women with earlier caesarean sections can give birth vaginally next time

    [21 Sep 2015] In many countries, caesarean section is routinely used if the woman previously gave birth by caesarean section. Doctors and midwives in countries with a high rate of vaginal births after caesarean sections have for the first time been asked in a study to give their views on how to increase the percentage of vaginal births.

  • Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prioritised for obesity surgery

    [17 Sep 2015] New research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that, when considering overall costs of healthcare, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes, since many patients see a reversal of diabetes after surgery and thus need fewer expensive diabetes medications or treatment for complications in future.

  • Better control of blood glucose levels may prevent dementia

    [15 Sep 2015] Many cases of dementia would be avoided by means of improved blood glucose control. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have completed a study of 350,000 patients with type 2 diabetes. The findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm.

  • Early testing can predict the stroke patients who will develop upper limb spasticity

    [15 Sep 2015] Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the earliest possible treatment. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have completed a study of stroke patients in the Gothenburg area.

  • Researchers identify a genetic cause of osteoporosis

    [14 Sep 2015] An international team that includes researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has found a new genetic cause of osteoporosis. Published in Nature, the findings set the stage for eventually curing the disease.

  • Women with moderate beer consumption run lower risk of heart attack

    [10 Sep 2015] Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 per cent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish study which has followed 1,500 women over a period of almost 50 years.

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