The SADS facts of life: sudden cardiac death in sport

What is SADS and what has it got to do with sport? Dr Ffion Davies, medical advisor to The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and consultant in A&E at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), will introduce the session on underlying heart conditions that can affect seemingly fit and healthy young people playing sport, including […]

Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

A special plaque was unveiled this week at the NCSEM’s East Midlands hub based at Loughborough University by Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In terms of the IOC remit, the NCSEM will research, develop and implement effective prevention and treatment strategies for sports-related injuries […]

Volunteers wanted for study into physical activity and arthritis

Researchers in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are conducting a study which will explore personal experiences of physical activity as told by people living with arthritis. The study will improve understanding of current research in this area and hopes to influence future initiatives which promote physical activity for people with arthritis. To take part, volunteers must be: male diagnosed with arthritis […]

Intense exercise during school day can boost adolescent brain function, study shows

A study by Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, part of the NCSEM-EM, and Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology, found that response times among adolescent pupils became significantly faster – but remained just as accurate – post-exercise. The work, published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, saw 12 year-old pupils […]

Sport and exercise nutrition special interest group meeting

This free to attend event will focus on exercise and nutrition with speakers including representatives from Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Lincoln and will include presentations on various topics. This will focus on both the elite sport world and the ‘weekend warrior’; including the increasingly popular use of whey protein in recreational […]

Do regular hot baths promote health?

Researchers from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are looking for males to participate in a study investigating the health promoting effects of warm baths. Although exercise is known to be an effective method of decreasing the risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, recent studies suggest that […]

Participants needed for online survey to investigate gender, the body and quality of life

Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is testing the accuracy of a new transgender health outcome measure called the Nottingham Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale. The measure aims to assess the issues that transgender people experience around their bodies, gender and quality of life. If found to be accurate, this measure […]

Participants wanted for research into the effect of endurance running on bone health

Research has found that the high energy demands and low body fat of competitive endurance running means that women in this sport are at particular risk of developing the female athlete triad. The triad, consisting of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and low bone density, can lead to increased risk of stress fracture and osteoporosis later in […]

Exercise and Preventative Medicine Seminar

This one-day seminar explores a selection of state of the art interventions in the field of physical activity health promotion. In keeping with the broader aims of the seminar series, it aims to facilitate interdisciplinary understanding of sport, health and medicine, identifying how the bio- and social sciences can collaborate to facilitate the effective translation […]

Volunteers wanted for study into motivation and results of exercise

The study aims to examine how people’s lifestyle choices and motivation to engage in healthy behaviour can affect our genes. People are motivated to exercise for a variety of reasons – some enjoy leading an active, healthy lifestyle while others do so out of obligation or guilt. It has been demonstrated that pursuing a healthy […]

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