The FINDRISC questionnaire has been used extensively to predict a person’s degree of risk for getting type 2 diabetes, but new findings show that it does not adequately identify the most vulnerable individuals.
Nutrition and lifestyle
It doesn’t take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. Even eating fish just once a week yields good results.
A new study shows that every third Norwegian has a fatty liver. You can get it even if you don’t drink alcohol. If you are out of shape, the probability is much higher.
The most successful winter Olympian ever opened nearly two decades of training logs to researchers to shed light on how she achieved her goals. Now researchers have looked at two methods she used for her high-intensity training sessions to see how they compare.
The world’s best-known doctor is coming to the Big Challenge to talk about the world’s biggest challenge, and one that thousands of scientists are trying to figure out: what makes us sick? Norway is among the challenge participants.
The higher a person’s BMI, the greater the chance of getting psoriasis. But researchers are still uncertain as to why.
Data from 1.2 million people reveal how tobacco and alcohol use may be linked to your genes and to various diseases.
Cooks live less long on average than people in most other occupational groups. Changes in their working environment could result in better health for many.
According to a new NTNU study, poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today.
Researchers have observed a connection between certain genes and atrial fibrillation. Their study makes an important contribution to understanding different risk factors.
What needs to happen to entice more seniors up and out of their easy chairs? The Generation 100 study found some answers by combing through 70 000 exercise logs.
Boys and young men who are obsessed with building muscle have more mental health issues than researchers and healthcare professionals have previously recognized.
Food demand is growing as people get bigger. Feeding a population of 9 billion in 2050 will require much more food than previously calculated.
Doctors are happy to give advice to people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But patients often end up with diabetes anyway.
Some smokers have genes that predispose them to heavier smoking. Researchers looked at whether those same genes might trigger heavier drinking — and it turns out, they don’t.
The summer of 2018 has been one of the hottest and driest in recent times in large parts of Norway and Europe. How does weather affect the exercise habits of the elderly? A study of 1200 older adults’ activity level linked to weather data shows that warmer, dry weather is the most inviting.
Obesity is known to increase the risk of heart failure, but new results indicate that physical activity can reduce the risk.
Only one in five women follows the recommendations for taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy. Vitamin D deficiency can have serious repercussions for the skeletal health of both mother and child.
Increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, according to a new study conducted at NTNU.
Being overweight can’t protect you against illness. One professor believes the so-called “obesity paradox” may be a result of statistical methodology.
Are you in poor physical shape or struggling with depressive symptoms? Maybe both? You’ll live longer by improving either condition – even if you’re getting up in years.
Feeling hungrier and eating less for the rest of your life may be the price to pay once you’ve shed those extra pounds.
For the first time, researchers have found a way to compare how much alcohol Europeans drink. And Britain, Ireland and Portugal top off the list.