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Source: Parkinsons.org 18.01.22



Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered that regular exercise may improve Parkinson’s symptoms by creating connections between areas of the brain affected by the condition. The research involved a study called Park-in-Shape that compared the benefits of vigorous exercise to stretching over six months. 

One-hundred-and-thirty people took part, with half cycling on a stat

Researchers at Loughborough University are looking for participants to take part in a study looking at the effects of exercise on breast cancer cells. Research has shown that exercise can reduce the risk of developing 13 different cancers, including breast cancer, through altering proteins called cytokines and hormones in the blood. This exercise-induced change in these proteins may be able to prevent a key process in the development of cancer.

This study is investigating if exercised serum from

Source: NCSEM 01.11.21



Exercise has been found to significantly reduce alcohol craving in university students, according to a new study from researchers at Loughborough University.

Participants took part in a short discussion where members were asked to think about and describe their favourite drinks and drinking habits. They were then split into three groups: an exercise group where participants

Source: NCSEM 26.10.21



A new study designed for schools in England will aim to increase female participation in football. Loughborough University’s collaborative project with the FA will engage teachers to give young women and girls better access to the sport.

Over a three-year period, Loughborough academics will collect a breadth of data sourced via surveys, case studies, an

Source: BMJ Journal Oct2021




The benefits of physical activity for people living with long-term conditions (LTCs) are well established. However, the risks of physical activity are less well documented. The fear of exacerbating symptoms and causing adverse events is a persuasive barrier to physical activity in this population.

This work aimed to agree clear statements for use by healthcare profession

Source: The Lancet 06.10.21


Disability cohort study.pdf


People with learning disabilities are at substantially increased risk of COVID-19 mortality, but evidence on risks of COVID-19 mortality for disabled people more generally is limited. We aimed to use population-level data to estimate the association between self-reported disability and death involving COVID-19 during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pan

Source: NCSEM 01.10.21



Making small changes to your daily calorie intake and/or physical activity levels to manage your weight may help to prevent weight gain, a new Loughborough University study has found.

Most adults on average gain 0.5–1 kg per year. As a result, over 50% of the global population are living with being overweight and are at increased

Source: University of Leicester 13.07.2021


Researchers in Leicester are developing a new programme to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.

The PERFORM study (Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with Multiple long-term conditions) is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The project is led by researchers in Leicester and University of Glasgow and supported by the

Source: British journal of sports medicine 29.06.2021




Objectives Although both physical inactivity and poor sleep are deleteriously associated with mortality, the joint effects of these two behaviours remain unknown. This study aimed to investigate the joint association of physical activity (PA) and sleep with all-cause and cause-specific mortality risks.

Methods 380 055 participants aged 55.9 (8.

Source: NIHR 09.04.2021


Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients in the CYCLE-H

Source: National Institute for Health Research




Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester.

The study of 412,596 middle-aged U