Articles by Bo Christensen

  • Vitamin D-fortified food helps us through dark winters

    Milk and bread fortified with vitamin D increases vitamin D levels in an average Danish family. This may help the ten percent of Danes who suffer from vitamin D deficiency in winter, say researchers.
  • Paleo diet better for weight loss than nutrition recommendations

    Obese people lose more weight, have less blood fat and get a more slender waist if they follow a Paleolithic-type diet rather than following the official Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, new study shows.
  • A new angle on cognitive failures

    The ability to pay attention to our surroundings is associated with the levels of the GABA neurotransmitter in the visual parts of the brain, new study reveals.
  • Do neurons alone cause consciousness?

    Our thoughts and emotions may not only be controlled by the brain’s neurons. Study sheds new light on how the brain works.
  • Danish researcher wins ‘mini-Nobel Prize’

    A Danish researcher has won a ’mini-Nobel Prize’ for catapulting the medical condition ‘water on the brain’ from oblivion into the spotlight.
  • With exercise, sometimes less is more

    Moderately overweight people do not lose more weight by exercising 60 minutes. Shorter exercise sessions make people more active throughout the day, says researcher.
  • Beta blockers can kill during surgery

    Doctors should administer beta blockers to heart patients during surgery in a more nuanced way than previously believed. Incorrect use can have no effect and can in the worst case cost lives.
  • Unknown ’food function’ discovered in the brain

    A specific area of our brain responds strongly to the sight of food we have previously tasted – even before we become conscious of what we’re looking at. This function is likely to influence our choice of food.
  • Steroid effects can last decades

    Even a brief intake of anabolic steroids can have long-lasting performance enhancing effects, new study reveals. The effect can, in principle, last decades, argues professor.
  • How to get kids to eat vegetables

    If children eat vegetables when aged between 6 and 12 months, there is a greater chance that they will learn to like vegetables when they grow up, new study shows.

Bo Christensen

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