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IDS in the Media

Our Institute research is regularly featured in the media. 

Initial approaches from the press should be made via The University of Southampton’s Press Office


BBC's Horizon programme

Why are we getting so fat? Presented by Professor Giles Yeo featured University of Southampton’s Lifelab and Professor Keith Godfrey.

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Why Are We Getting So Fat ? (2016) BBC... by cosmosdocumentaries

Trust me I am a Doctor

Professor Philip Calder was involved in analysing some samples for the BBC who were in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University. The omega-3 index of RBC samples from Liverpool were analysed and this data was presented as part of the BBC programme.

Professor Calder also had a role in developing the protocol.

You can watch the episode of Trust me I am a Doctor here

Professor Phillip Calder
Professor Phillip Calder providing research for the TV programme Trust Me I'm a Doctor

News Stories

BBC News - Dr Nick Evans illustrates how our research can help bones heal faster and better.

In the News - Childhood Obesity 

Professor Mark Hanson called into question the UK government’s action plan to reduce childhood obesity, in a paper published in the BMJ. Professor Hanson was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent, Wave 105, Heart FM, Talk Radio and Sky News Radio about the paper. The story also appeared in more than 200 regional newspapers. Read our release here

Find out more about the BMJ article here:

BMJ Paper - Time for the UK to commit to tackling child obesity 

You can also find coverage in the following articles:

Belfast Telegraph - Warning over limited plans to tackle child obesity 

Daily Mail - How fat mothers harming babies born obese parents face heart attacks diabetes asthma later life 

Daily Echo - Make sure you're healthy before becoming parents 

The Guardian - More babies face health risks due to obese parents experts warn 


Huffington Post - Adolescent Health 

Huffington Post - Government UK Obesity Strategy 

Huffington Post - Mothers of Intervention 

Huffington Post - Obesity Epidemic Narrative 


Radio 4 - Obesity in the Young 

Video synopsis

Video synopsis of an irritable bowel disease research publication by Professor Sarah Ennis and colleagues.

Welcome study PPI event

Other news

Radio Wave 105.2 FM - Professor Christopher Byrne on the 30 March 2017 discussing ‘research into fructose and liver disease in children’.

For recent news and press releases:

NIHR BRC celebrates their Welcome study with patients

WHO - Pollution and Child Deaths 

Pollution Smog Air Filter Protection Explainer 


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