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  • Fish Oil-Diet Benefits May be Mediated by Gut Microbes

    [27 Aug 2015] Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study from Sahlgrenska Academy published in Cell Metabolism. The researchers transferred these microbes into other mice to see how they affected health. The results suggest that gut bacteria share some of the responsibility for the beneficial effects of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.

  • Travellers spread antibiotic resistance

    [25 Aug 2015] More and more people become infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new study from the University of Gothenburg and Umeå University in Sweden reveals how travellers unintentionally spread resistant bacteria between different parts of the world.

  • Spouses of stroke survivors risk long-term reduced health and quality of life

    [21 Aug 2015] If your partner has a stroke your own health may be affected, and the more the stroke affects your partner the more it will affect you. A study which investigated subjectively experienced health in the spouses of stroke survivors shows that the quality of life can be affected for nearly a decade.

  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy Linked with Liver Cancer

    [8 Jul 2015] In a new study of more than 125,000 pregnant women in Sweden, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy found that the risk of hepatobiliary cancer and immune-mediated and cardiovascular diseases later in life is higher in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) than in women without this condition. Their results are published in the Journal of Hepatology.

  • Energy expenditure increases after gastric bypass surgery

    [1 Jul 2015] Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight.

  • Insulin pump reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease by almost 50%

    [30 Jun 2015] People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections. The British Medical Journal has published a study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Mortality rates higher among people with diabetes whose socioeconomic status is low

    [29 Jun 2015] Low income and educational level almost triples the risk that people with type 1 diabetes will die of cerebral infarction. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy also showed the conclusion that type diabetes 1 is declining among young people to be unfounded.

  • Next step toward a vaccine against genital herpes

    [18 Jun 2015] Over 500 million people around the world are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy offers a couple of basic strategies for development of a vaccine.

  • Unusual form of dementia more common than previously believed

    [17 Jun 2015] Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia.

  • Trend - searching for organ donors in social media

    [16 Jun 2015] It is becoming increasingly common for patients to search in social media to find live organ donors. In a scientific study, researchers in Europe and at the Sahlgrenska Academy have examined the phenomenon and have a number of recommendations.

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