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  • A trend reversal in childhood obesity - a decline in the BMI in 8-year-old boys

    [20 Feb 2017] After decades of increasing childhood obesity, things are now going in the opposite direction. A study from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that among 8-year-old boys in Sweden, the percentage of boys suffering from overweight or obesity has decreased to their lowest levels since the early 1990s.

  • Lasting autistic traits in women with anorexia

    [2 Feb 2017] Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research from Sahlgrenska Academy. The similarities between anorexia and autism in women are also seen in a part of the brain which process social skills.

  • New research paints a merciless picture of life as a deaf-blind person

    [26 Jan 2017] It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy paints a merciless picture of life with acquired deaf-blindness.

  • Continuous glucose monitoring lowers blood sugar in the long term for type 1 diabetes

    [25 Jan 2017] Significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time ¿ and increased well-being. These are just some of the results of a long-term study at Sahlgrenska Academy of continuous glucose monitoring in persons with type 1 diabetes.

  • Nicotine creates a chronic drug memory in the brain

    [23 Jan 2017] The first period of nicotine abstinence proceeded as expected. The surprise came after three months when the lab rats suddenly became fearless and sought out well-lighted areas that prey animals normally avoid. At the same time, signaling in the brain¿s reward system changed, as shown by a study at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Long-term gains with early epilepsy surgery

    [12 Jan 2017] There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy - before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients' lives. These are some of the findings of a thesis for which more than 500 patients were studied and followed up.

  • Researchers concerned about young people's responsibility for their work ability

    [9 Jan 2017] Young people in working life see themselves as solo players responsible for maintaining their own work ability. They regard themselves as holding the ball when the job requires new knowledge and motivation, according to research from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Positive Outcomes after Obesity Surgery in Adolescents

    [6 Jan 2017] Obesity surgery has proven to be just as effective for teenagers as for adults. Five years on, those who underwent the procedure as teenagers weighed, on average, 28 percent less than prior to the surgery. There were, however, complications associated with this type of surgery the new study shows.

  • IBS affects women's quality of life more than men's

    [3 Jan 2017] Double work and a high embarrassment factor can lead to the quality of life being affected more among women than men by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a very common gastrointestinal disease. Even with the same level of physical pain and other symptoms, women's perceived quality of life is worse than the mens, according to new research.

  • New findings about stem cells in the brain of patients with epilepsy

    [15 Dec 2016] Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue - outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside. In a group of patients who underwent surgery for epilepsy, over half had stem cells where healthy individuals do not have them, according to a study from Sahlgrenska Academy.

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