Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and may, therefore, raise serum cholesterol concentrations, but beneficial effects on other cardiovascular risk factors have also been suggested. Seah Yi Hoong and his team conducted a systematic review of the effect of coconut oil consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors compared with other cooking oils using data from clinical trials.
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A team led by Dr Tan Swee Ching, with NGS student Eey Tze Jie as a member, has invented a novel gel-like material that effectively dehumidifies ambient air to improve thermal comfort, and harnesses the moisture in the air for a wide range of applications. The team won the 2nd runner-up in the prestigious Jin Mao Green Building Innovation Challenge 2020.
Derrick Johnston Alperet’s research “The effect of coffee consumption on insulin sensitivity and other biological risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a randomized placebo-controlled trial” was published in the highest ranked journal in the field of nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study suggests that coffee consumption reduces body fat but does not influence insulin sensitivity.
Led by Prof Lim Chwee Teck and NGS graduate Lim Su Bin, the research team discovered a new personalised tool to detect cancer, predict patient survivability and how well a cancer patient would respond to immunotherapy.
Jani Hariom Kirit and his team piloted low-cost experimental set-ups set-ups to aid learning of abstract concepts in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics.
Oktoviano Gandhia’s paper “Analytical Approach to Reactive Power Dispatch and Energy Arbitrage in Distribution Systems with DERs” has just been published in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.