Though the walking from door to door on Halloween night is a great way to get kids to exercise, the bags full of candy at the end of their route are a scary reminder of the childhood obesity epidemic.
–Loyola University Health System|2014-10-28
Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
–University of Michigan Health System|2014-10-27
As reported in First Edition of the journal Blood on October 27, following induction chemotherapy, obese patients were more than twice as likely to have minimal residual disease, than non-obese patients.
–Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute|2014-10-27
In a groundbreaking program, Health People has trained South residents, especially those who live in public housing, as Life Style Coaches to bring the CDC's highly effective National Diabetes Program right to those who most need diabetes prevention that works.
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found.
–UT Southwestern Medical Center|2014-10-23
Avoiding power struggles in the grocery store with children begging for sweets, chips and other junk foods – and parents often giving in – could be helped by placing the healthier options at the eye level of children and moving the unhealthy ones out of the way. A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that this dynamic is particularly frustrating for caregivers on limited budgets who are trying to save money and make healthy meals.
–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-10-23
Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
–American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|2014-10-22
The Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal, studying the connection between gut microbiota and biological clocks, found that good coordination may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance. This particularly impacts shift workers and people who have frequent jet lag.
–Weizmann Institute of Science|2014-10-22
The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.
–Ohio State University|2014-10-21
Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.
Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about studies that show eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer.
–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2014-10-21
A research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, the common fat mass and obesity-associated gene.
–National University of Singapore|2014-10-20
Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of international investigators found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females.
–Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|2014-10-16
Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-10-16
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging
–University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|2014-10-16
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Nevada now leads the nation when it comes to ensuring children are not bombarded with junk foods and junk food marketing on school property.
–Voices for Healthy Kids|2014-10-16
It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.
–University of Adelaide|2014-10-14