Obesity News Source

Saturday 18-Apr-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

Researchers Suggest Ways to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child — Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables


This story looks at developing healthy eating choices in children.

–Kansas State University|2015-04-17

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Suppress the Body’s Stress Response

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

–Endocrine Society|2015-04-16

Trending Stories Report for 16 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include:sustainability, COPD, neurology, cancer, sleep, food, and genetics.

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-16

Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men


Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first large, prospective study to examine how race and obesity jointly affect prostate cancer risk.

–Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|2015-04-16

Kansas State University Physical Activity Scientist Suggests Strategies to Keep Children on the Move


This story looks at children and exercise.

–Kansas State University|2015-04-15

Trending Stories Report for 14 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: organic chemistry, cybercrime, pancreatic cancer research from Mayo Clinic, diabetes, pediatrics, new cancer treatment in development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, pain medicine research from the Ohio State University, marijuana in the workplace, and stem cells

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-14

One in Three Teenage Boys Experiencing Sexual Assault Tries to Take His Own Life, Study Finds

A study has found that one of three male teens who experienced sexual assault had attempted suicide in the previous year.

–University at Buffalo|2015-04-13

Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-10

Choice of Protein- and Carbohydrate-Rich Foods May Have Big Effects on Long-Term Weight Gain

Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined carbohydrates can enhance – or offset – the weight-gain or weight-loss effects of certain protein-rich foods.

–Tufts University|2015-04-09

Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-09

Research Finds Commercial Diets Effective for Weight Loss, Tied to Better Health

New research led by Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that commercial weight-loss programs can offer significant weight loss after one year of participation when compared to a control group, which could be medically significant for many people with obesity or excess weight. According to the authors, many commercial programs show promising weight-loss results, but additional research is needed to better understand the long-term outcomes. Further, given that the programs were not compared directly against one another using the same study and evaluation methods, this research should not be used to rank…

–Obesity Society|2015-04-08

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease

Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

–Endocrine Society|2015-04-08

Trending Stories Report for 7 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: education, children's health, autism, obesity, smoking, weight loss, LHC re-start, malaria, food safety, kidney disease, and avian flu.

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-07

Does a Person's Sense of Smell Reveal a Weight Bias?


Researchers discovered that visual cues associated with overweight or obese people can influence one’s sense of smell, and that the perceiver’s body mass index matters, too.

–Swarthmore College|2015-04-07

Few Commercial Weight-Loss Programs Show Reliable Evidence of Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Researchers Report


In a bid to help physicians guide obese and overweight patients who want to try a commercial weight-loss program, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers reviewed 4,200 studies for solid evidence of their effectiveness but concluded only a few dozen of the studies met the scientific gold standard of reliability.

–Johns Hopkins Medicine|2015-04-06

Two Compounds Target the Gut to Lower Blood Sugar – in Obese or Diabetic Rats


Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have discovered metformin (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication) and resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, trigger novel signaling pathways in the small intestine to lower blood sugar.

–University Health Network (UHN)|2015-04-06

New Medicaid Data Show Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children

In the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children’s health associated with prescription antipsychotics, results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a child’s risk not only for significant weight gain, but also for Type II diabetes by nearly 50 percent.

–Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|2015-04-06

UF/IFAS, Immokalee Officials Are Working Together to Get Residents Moving and Eating Healthy to Combat Area Obesity


Each first Saturday of the month, health workers, athletes gather in Immokalee Community Park to teach people about exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables to combat obesity.

–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2015-04-03

Slim by Chocolate

Article in International Archives of Medicine on Chocolate with high Cocoa content as a weight-loss accelerator.

–Institute of Diet and Health|2015-04-02

The Brain-Belly Connection: Scientists Find Key Genetic Triggers in Weight-Regulating Brain Cells


The little voice inside your head that tells you to eat, or stop eating, isn’t a little voice – it’s actually a cluster of about 10,000 specialized brain cells. And now, scientists have found tiny triggers inside those cells that give rise to this “voice”, and keep it speaking throughout life.

–University of Michigan Health System|2015-04-02

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