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Friday 29-Jul-2016

Recent Research

Deactivation of Brain Receptors in Postmenopausal Women May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity


Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise.

–University of Missouri Health|2016-07-28

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity


New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.

–University of Iowa|2016-07-28

Few People Know Mushrooms’ Health Benefits, Plasma Tech Can Be Tapped to Kill Biofilms on Perishable Foods, Are You in Your ‘Right’ Mind When Tasting a Favorite Beer, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise|2016-07-28

CATCH Identified as Successfully Scaled-Up Physical Activity Intervention


In a paper published today in a special physical activity series of The Lancet, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program developed by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was identified as an excellent example of an evidence-based physical activity intervention that has been successfully scaled up to affect population health.

–University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|2016-07-28

Diabetes Prevention Programs Beneficial in Improving Cardio-Metabolic Profiles

A new study by researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs (DPP) trials not only achieved weight reduction, but also additional metabolic benefits -specifically, reductions in blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. The researchers compiled data from 44 published studies with nearly 9,000 adults participating in DPP conducted in US communities, clinics, and through online media.

–Emory Health Sciences|2016-07-28

SLU Research Finds Link Between Carbohydrate Consumption and Adropin


Saint Louis University researchers report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid metabolism.

–Saint Louis University Medical Center|2016-07-27

Five New Studies Will Examine How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms That Call Our Bodies Home Can Impact Health


Five University at Buffalo research projects aim to study how the interplay of the human microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body – and the environment affect a person’s risk for certain diseases.

–University at Buffalo|2016-07-27

Codependence of Cell Nucleus Proteins Key to Understanding Fatty Liver Disease


A new appreciation for the interplay between two cell nucleus proteins that lead both intertwined and separate lives is helping researchers better understand fatty liver disease.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2016-07-27

New Study Finds ARDS Patients Who Smoke and Are Obese Have Poorer Quality of Life Following Hospitalization


New study of patients who survive Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) finds their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in the hospital.

–Intermountain Medical Center|2016-07-27

Online Intervention Helps Sustain Weight Loss

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that an online behavioural counselling tool is effective at helping people lose weight.

–University of Southampton|2016-07-26

New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair, Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable, New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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– Newswise|2016-07-25

Brain Activity and Response to Food Cues Differ in Severely Obese Women, UT Southwestern Study Shows


The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

–UT Southwestern Medical Center|2016-07-22

Sexual Minority Youth Have Higher Rates of Disordered Eating Behaviors

Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

–University of British Columbia|2016-07-21

Tips to Keep Fit Over Summer Break


Many students view summer vacation as a time be lazy and relax, but it’s important for kids to keep up their physical activity year-round. Here are some fun physical exercise tips from P.E. coaches affiliated with UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind.

–University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|2016-07-21

Early Preschool Bedtimes Cut Risk of Obesity Later


Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found.

–Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center|2016-07-21

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition


Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app.

–Iowa State University|2016-07-20

The Complex Crosstalk Between Obesity and Breast Cancer


A new study published in the Journal of Cell Physiology describes how inflammation that characterizes fatty tissue is one of the main microenvironment actors responsible for promoting cancer. The authors also describe the involvement of steroid hormones and others factors produced by adipose tissue in breast cancer development.

–Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)|2016-07-20

Processing Boosts Some Foods’ Nutritional Benefits

As Americans focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains in order to eat a more healthful diet, they may overlook the fact that food processing can enhance the nutritional value of some foods. Many consumers in a recent survey agreed that processed foods can reduce costs and improve convenience, but they were unaware that that food technology can increase food safety and boost nutrition, said Roger Clemens, an adjunct professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Southern California and a speaker at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2016-07-19

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Food Science Team Named Winner in The Disney-IFTSA Product Development Competition

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the winner of the annual Disney Consumer Products—Institute of Food Technologists Students Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition during IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago is University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2016-07-19

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