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Science Media Center

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Science Media Centre

an independent press office helping to ensure that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines

For Journalists

The Science Media Centre provides journalists with what they need in the timeframe they need it, from interviews with leading experts to timely press briefings on topical issues.

for scientists

As well as providing advice and support to scientists already engaging with the media, the Science Media Centre runs events to introduce experts to what that involves.

for press officers

Primarily a press office, the Science Media Centre works closely with press officers from universities, industry, research funders and leading science and engineering institutions.

expert reaction to study looking at obesity, metabolic health and coronary heart disease

Publishing in European Heart Journal, researchers looked at the ‘metabolically healthy obesity’ hypothesis in a large European prospective study. They reported that irrespective of BMI, those classed as ‘metabolically unhealthy’ had a higher risk of coronary heart disease. They also reported that those who were overweight and obese had a higher risk of coronary heart disease, irrespective of their metabolic health. read more

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on science and the media

latest blog entry: "Why we need scientists on Charlie Gard"

for the public

The Science Media Centre is a service for national news journalists. If you are a member of the public, and have a question about science, you could try: