Rahul Anand discusses the potential use of probiotics in aiding weight loss among the clinically obese.
The Chef in the Kitchen: Western food systems behind the global health crisis
Siobhan Bahl discusses the complexities behind the global food crisis and the very real and present power of Western food systems
Fasting: full of benefits, or a dangerous fad?
Fasting has long been an interest to the scientific community, chiefly because of its touted historic benefits to the human body. Fasting is a natural evolutionary survival adaption that allowed us to survive when food was scarce during the winter months, by slowing our bodies natural processes and using the food we did consume more […]
Apps for addiction: Cognitive training to modify overeating
As part of the ‘research uncovered’ lecture series, Dr Natalia Lawrence, a senior lecturer for Psychology at the university of Exeter explains her strategy for tackling compulsive eating. Dr Lawrence is a neuroscientist, with a background in experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience and clinical research. Recent research into addictive eating evidently reflects these interests, as she […]
Exeter academics make world’s best list
Six academics from the University of Exeter have earned a place on a prestigious list of the world’s most influential minds, which was published earlier this week. Inclusion on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list, which spans natural, biomedical and social sciences, represents a researcher’s ranking within the global top 1 per cent. Three […]
Battle of the bulge
Being overweight is not healthy. It’s not something we should aim for, it’s not something to glorify, and it’s not something we should ignore the health risks of. OK. That’s pretty much all common ground which Nicole Arbour covered. Yet sadly, this hasn’t always been the case. I’m ashamed to admit it, but backtrack a few […]