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Thursday 19-Jan-2017

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Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

–University of Adelaide|2017-01-18

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging


Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2017-01-18

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Cancer-Fighting Drugs That Help Morbidly Obese Mice to Lose Weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity’s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity.

–Mayo Clinic|2017-01-17

Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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– Newswise|2017-01-15

Scientists Find New Genetic Influences on Fat Distribution

Texas Biomed scientists part of consortium finding new areas of genetic influence for body fat distribution in multiethnic study

–Texas Biomedical Research Institute|2017-01-13

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

–University of Vermont|2017-01-13

Exercise … It Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory


It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more pervasive conditions, such as obesity.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2017-01-12

New Research Concludes That Pasta Eaters Have Better Diet Quality

New research analyzing the diets of people who eat pasta has concluded that pasta consumption in adults is associated with overall better diet quality when compared to adults who don’t eat pasta.

–National Pasta Association|2017-01-12

Diet Helps Shed Pounds, Release Toxins and Reduce Oxidative Stress

Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative stress.

–Skidmore College|2017-01-11

Growing More Nutritional Strawberries in Kansas, Help for Eating Disorder Patients, Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise|2017-01-11

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded Nearly $1 Million From Department of Health

The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture.

–Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|2017-01-10

Plus-Sized Fly: A Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity


The fly sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat diets

–Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|2017-01-10

Think Beyond the Scale for a Plethora of Exercise Health Benefits, SLU Expert Says


SLU professor of physical therapy Ethel Frese, DPT, shares many ways daily exercise contributes to good health and quality of life.

–Saint Louis University Medical Center|2017-01-09

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer


Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal status affect her risk for breast cancer. Dr. Kerlikowske discusses the findings below.

–UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center|2017-01-09

UVA Honored Nationally for Bariatric Surgery, Cancer Care

University of Virginia Medical Center’s bariatric surgery and cancer care programs have earned 2017 national Women’s Choice Awards from WomenCertified Inc. The UVA Cancer Center earned its America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care award based on criteria that include the availability of comprehensive patient care and research, as well as patient satisfaction.

–University of Virginia Health System|2017-01-09

Frequency of Breaks in Sedentary Time and Postprandial Metabolic Responses


Latest Research from ACSM

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2017-01-06

Can a Weight Loss Program Result in Physical Activity Improvements Among Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes?


Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2017-01-06

Parents Purchase Frozen Dinners for More Than Convenience

Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items like boxed entrees and frozen dinners available at home can contribute to a poor diet, which led researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University to examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods.

–Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior |2017-01-06

Research Reveals Help for Eating Disorder Patients


More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling.

–Cornell College|2017-01-06

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