Is health an asset? Does it enhance family, social and economic life? Presented by Professor Paul Downward, Professor of Economics, Loughborough University.
Presented by Dr Stephen Bailey, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Loughborough University. This lecture will summarise the effects of short term dietary nitrate supplementation on cardiovascular health, particularly blood pressure, muscle function and exercise capacity/performance. The effects will be discussed in healthy adults as well as adults with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and heart failure.
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 woman from Leicester who feels “on top of the world” following her own personal health drive is sharing her story to mark Diabetes Week. Jashoda Patel was inspired to change her lifestyle by a city-wide campaign to raise awareness of and prevent type 2 diabetes. Soon to be 70, she has been taking part in a diet and exercise programme called Healthy Goals, which is part of the Leicester Changing Diabetes programme. Read More
Leicester’s Hospitals is celebrating International Clinical Trials Day on Monday 20 May by encouraging more people to be part of research in 2019.
In this presentation Dr Mark King will discuss optimum sports performance using examples from a range of sports, including bowling at over 90 miles per hour in cricket and performing a triple layout somersault in gymnastics.