A clinical trial will investigate how drinking beetroot juice impacts brain function

Can beetroot juice help keep our brains sharp in later life?

An innovative clinical trial will investigate how drinking beetroot juice impacts brain function in older adults, via the bacteria that live in our mouths.

A donation from University of Exeter alumnus Tom Morgan (Business Economics 1999) is supporting the new research. It seeks to investigate how the hundreds of species of bacteria and other organisms that colonise our mouths – known...

New research from Bupa UK shows how the pandemic has raised awareness of eating disorders in younger generations

Rise in Pandemic-Related Eating Disorders In Young People

New research from Bupa UK shows how the pandemic has raised awareness of eating disorders in younger generations. Teenagers have turned to harmful coping mechanisms to manage their mental health during the pandemic, including controlling or restricting their food intake.

  • 46% of teens surveyed had altered their eating habits during lockdown
  • 84% admitted to restricting
  • ...
Following a low-carb diet can have many health benefits

Feel the Benefits of a Low Carb Diet with Love Yourself

Everyone is unique and there is no magic diet that will suit everyone. However, following a low-carb diet can have many health benefits, from weight loss to the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Love Yourself has released a new low-carb meal plan as they believe a lower-carb diet results in the most weight loss and provides the most health benefits while remaining a sustainable...

Health tips from Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton from A Place in the Sun shares lockdown health tips

A Place in the Sun presenter, Laura Hamilton, has shared her health tips during lockdown. From discovering delicious recipes to online workouts with her 125,000 Instagram followers, the star has been keeping busy at home and is excited about the new series of A Place in The Sun, which starts on 26th April on Channel 4.

Online workouts - “I’m a big advocate of body confidence and...

low fat diets can decrease men’s testosterone levels by 10-15%

Low fat diets decrease testosterone levels in men

A new study conducted at the University of Worcester and published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , has found low fat diets decrease men’s testosterone levels by 10-15%.

Optimal testosterone levels are critical to men’s health. Low testosterone levels are linked to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Healthy testosterone...

More people are turning to plant based foods

Half of Brits would ditch their favourite meat meal in favour of plant-based alternatives

MILLIONS have unveiled they are ready to ditch their favourite meat-based meals in favor of plant alternatives.

According to new research commission by Merchant Gourmet, comforting classics such as beef burgers and chicken curries will no longer be on the menu FOREVER for many.

Instead, Brits will be swapping them in for substitutes – thanks to the wealth of options now...

How well do popular diets help you lose weight?

One piece of advice you might get if you want to lose weight is to reduce the number of calories you consume. This will often mean going on a low-carbohydrate diet. The only problem is that there are several low-carbohydrate diets you could try. Some of these diets call for the total elimination of carbohydrates, while others only call for its reduction. So, how well do the most popular low-...

Simple tips for making healthier snacking choices at home

Snacking at home - top tips

With more people staying at home during the working day, due to COVID-19, the temptation to reach into the snack cupboard and graze on less healthy food, such as crisps, biscuits, chocolate, sweets and cake, may be high. Regularly snacking on foods that are high in energy (calories), fat, sugar and salt can increase your risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


Keep your immune system healthy by eating a balanced diet

How does your diet affect your immunity?

During the winter months, we want our bodies to be strong enough to fight off common infections such as colds and flu. And even more so this year, with the Covid-19 outbreak. People’s immune systems tend to work less well as they get older. But does the menopause itself have any impact on your ability to fight infections? And can your diet help to keep your immune system healthy? In the...

A webinar series to inspire people to protect the planet and human health

Learn about how to protect health, wellbeing and the planet

Health experts hope a new online webinar series will inspire people to make changes to protect the planet and human health.

The free Waking up to the planetary health emergency events, from the University of Exeter, will allow people to learn why the health and wellbeing of all future generations depend on good planetary health.

People who take part in the events, held on...