May 2, 2018 5:00 PM
Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, but low blood levels of vitamin D have also been linked with higher risks of diabetes. Experts have debated whether low vitamin D status increases the risk of diabetes, or is just a marker of overall poor health. Researchers at Oxford University used Mendelian Randomisation to dissect the causal effect of vitamin D on risk of diabetes. This method uses genetic variants resulting in life-long differences in blood levels of vitamin D that can mimic the effect of a trial of vitamin D supplementation.
Apr 3, 2018 4:00 PM
Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in JAMA.
Mar 14, 2018 12:02 PM
Smoking is associated with significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research in China published in The Lancet Public Health.
Mar 14, 2018 12:00 AM
On March 14th, 2018, Dr Ling Yang led an exhibit on epidemiology at the Richard Doll Building in the University of Oxford to over 100 sixth-form students and teachers from local secondary schools.
Feb 28, 2018 2:03 PM
From May 2018 researchers based in China will be given priority access to cause specific mortality and 1st resurvey data. These data will become available to the rest of the world in October 2018.
Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM
The collection of the sensors from the last participants in Henan on 31 January 2018 marked the completion of the fieldwork of the pilot study funded by the Medical Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund.
Nov 15, 2017 4:00 PM
Raising so-called “good” cholesterol by blocking a key protein involved in its metabolism does not protect against heart disease or stroke, according to a large genetic study of 150,000 Chinese adults published this week in JAMA Cardiology.
Nov 8, 2017 4:00 PM
New research published in JAMA Cardiology highlights the health benefits of physical activity including occupation-related activities.
Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Most of the urban households in China have moved away from burning wood or coal to gas or electricity for cooking and heating, but the rural residents have yet to catch up, according to new research published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM
CKB has been awarded a project grant by the Cancer Research UK to assess and quantify the role of different H. pylori antigens and other infectious pathogens in the risks of cardia and non-cardia gastric cancer and oesophageal cancer subtypes in Chinese adults.