PhD student Matthew Roberts will commence the lecture with an overview of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health, followed by a more detailed examination of his research into the influence of exercise on cardiovascular health in South Asian and European women and centrally obese South Asian and European men.
A multi-national team of researchers, including authors from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), have produced clear evidence that higher levels of physical activity – regardless of intensity – are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people.
Innovative software that allows a surgeon to view inside a patient’s heart in real time while applying treatment has been used for the first time in the UK in operations at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
People with multiple chronic conditions could increase their life expectancy by three years with as little as ten minutes of brisk walking a day. The research, funded by the University of Leicester and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (CLARHC EM), utilised the UK Biobank database of 502,611 participants in the largest ever study investigating the relationship between physical activity and life expectancy in those with multiple diseases.
A new study conducted by researchers in Leicester and Nottingham has shown the potential for a new blood test to not only diagnose human tuberculosis (TB) but also identify those at most risk of developing the disease, according to findings published in medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The University of Leicester has received £1 million funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to strengthen its world-class research into heart and circulatory diseases. The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a BHF Accelerator Award, which encourages pioneering research of the highest calibre.