Obesity News Source

Thursday 28-May-2015

UAB Medicine Wellness News

Alan Gertler, MD - Obesity and Heart Disease

Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Anath Shalev, MD - Type 2 Diabetes

Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Recent Research

Study Suggests Earning a College Degree Before, But Not After, Getting Married Protects Against Obesity

People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study.

–American Sociological Association (ASA)|2015-05-28

NYU Researchers Examine Obesity Perceptions Among Chinese-American Adults in NYC

As the first to examine the accuracy of body weight perception in Chinese Americans, this study identified that approximately one-third of Chinese Americans incorrectly perceived their body weight. Having found that accuracy of bodyweight perception was associated with several demographic factors, this study lays a good foundation for future possible intervention studies for obesity management in Chinese Americans.

–New York University|2015-05-27

Toddler Temperament Could Be Influenced by Different Types of Gut Bacteria


The microbiome of a toddler’s gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren’t looking for a way to help parents modify the ‘terrible twos,’ but for clues about how - and where - chronic illnesses like obesity, asthma, allergies and bowel diseases start.

–Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science|2015-05-27

Study Links Better “Good Cholesterol” Function With Lower Risk of Later Heart Disease

HDL, the “good cholesterol” helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that pushing HDL levels higher doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, an epidemiological study shows that a person’s HDL function—the efficiency of HDL molecules at removing cholesterol—may be a better measure of coronary heart disease risk and target for heart-protecting drugs.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2015-05-26

Trending Stories Report for 26 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics and cancer, diabetes and blindness, nanotech, engineering, personalized medicine, energy, and e-cigarettes.

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-26

Obese Male Mice Produce More Disease-Promoting Immune Cells Than Females

Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice suggests.

–University of Michigan Health System|2015-05-26

Safety and Effectiveness of Weight Loss Operations for Children Featured on New Recovery Room Podcast

The Recovery Room, a podcast produced by the American College of Surgeons, has released a new episode addressing how bariatric operations effectively treat obesity in pediatric and adolescent patients.

–American College of Surgeons (ACS)|2015-05-22

Seven Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in Five Years

Johns Hopkins experts lead an international group that has issued an ambitious five-year agenda to tackle some of the most complex ethical issues involved in ensuring the global population has enough sustainably produced safe and nutritious food.

–Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics|2015-05-21

Nutrition Advancements Ushering in an Era of Personalized Diets for Health

The latest interview series from FutureFood 2050 highlights innovative new research that will shape healthy eating guidelines in the next few decades.

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2015-05-20

Trending Stories Report for 20 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: neurology and hearing, nanotech and bionics, sound and psychology, , smoking and cancer, skipping meals and weight gain, 3D printing, sunscreen and skin cancer, urology, and cancer research.

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-20

FDA Making Decision on Transfats Friday. Food Scientist Available to Discuss the Function of Trans Fats in Food

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2015-05-20

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Workplace Health Promotion Programs

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2015-05-20

In Study, Skipping Meals Is Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain.

–Ohio State University|2015-05-19

Mayo Urologists Present Findings at 2015 American Urological Association 2015 Meeting

Mayo Clinic urologists will present research findings on several topics at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting May 15–19 in New Orleans. Researchers will be available to discuss their research with reporters who are covering the conference.

–Mayo Clinic|2015-05-19

Washington DC Is the Nation’s Fittest City, Report Says

Residents of the nation’s capital, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Diego, enjoy a variety of outdoor exercise options, and have relatively low rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes. That combination of measurable health and community indicators makes them the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2015-05-19

Expert Alert – Precision Medicine and Obesity

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified five sub-categories of obesity in an effort to determine the most effective, individual treatments.

–Mayo Clinic|2015-05-18

Early Detection and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease and Mortality

Screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling.

–University of Michigan Health System|2015-05-18

Trending Stories Report for 18 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nutrition, fibromyalgia, e-cigarettes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and gluten

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-18

Youth Dance Classes Score Low in Physical Activity


For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity.

–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2015-05-18

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines Report

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, commends the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for drafting a strong, evidence-based Scientific Report outlining recommendations and rational for the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Academy supports these recommendations that will improve how and what Americans eat.

–Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|2015-05-14

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