Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study, funded by Cancer Research, is published today in Genetics in Medicine.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-public-health genetics

Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases

Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat ‘on the go’ and a significant reduction in that purchased to take home, suggests new research led by the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 18, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health supermarkets obesity

Pregnancy losses and large numbers of children linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease spotlight-on-public-health cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy

A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic risk

People at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of having a stroke by sticking to a healthy lifestyle, in particular stopping smoking and not being overweight, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Hugh Markus • cambridge
Oct. 25, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health genetics diet stroke

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