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Saturday 3-Dec-2016

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Sedentary Behavior and Obesity: Does Type Matter?


Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2016-12-02

Obese Children Should Be Screened for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - New NASPGHAN Guidelines

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences—is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the NASPGHAN, the JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

–Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|2016-12-01

AED's Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here's what they sound like across the globe!

–Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)|2016-11-30

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help People Manage Their Drive for Gambling, Sex, Alcohol or Overeating

UCLA study looks at theta burst stimulation as intervention in problem behaviors

–University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|2016-11-29

Modern Hunter-Gatherers Show Value of Exercise


In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something in between. Meanwhile, women gather tubers, berries and other fruits.

–University of Arizona|2016-11-28

IU Study Finds Activity Trackers Can Work When Paired with Wellness Coaching


While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study by faculty in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington found activity trackers can work, if paired with wellness coaching. The study was published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal.

–Indiana University|2016-11-28

Biologist Awarded Diabetes Research Prize for Studies of Fat Cells


Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed processes that contribute to obesity and diabetes.

–Columbia University Medical Center|2016-11-23

Scripps Florida Scientists Find Surprising Answers to ‘Food Coma’ Conundrum


Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida Atlantic University and Bowling Green State University may have finally found a reason for the 'food coma' phenomenon.

–Scripps Research Institute|2016-11-22

Protein and Salt Drive Post-Meal Sleepiness


Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps.


Regular Walking Regimen Can Improve Heart Health


Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combatted by implementing a simple walking regimen. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York found that moderately intensive walking improves cardiovascular risk factors in the short term.

–Binghamton University, State University of New York|2016-11-21

New Insight Into the Brain’s Control of Hunger and Satiety Could Help Researchers Target Overeating and Obesity


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers have identified previously unknown neural circuitry that plays a role in promoting satiety, the feeling of having had enough to eat. The discovery revises the current models for homeostatic control – the mechanisms by which the brain maintains the body’s status quo – of feeding behavior. Published online today in Nature Neuroscience, the findings offer new insight into the regulation of hunger and satiety and could help researchers find solutions to the ongoing obesity epidemic.

–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2016-11-21

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Floridians ‘Take Charge’ of Diabetes


Take Charge of Your Diabetes covers most aspects of diabetes self-care, and is offered by UF/IFAS Extension county faculty in collaboration with local health professionals who specialize in diabetes management. Participants attend nine weekly sessions and at least two follow-up meetings to encourage their continued adherence to best practices for good blood glucose control and to check their progress.

–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2016-11-21

Queen’s University Belfast to Tackle Global Food Challenges Through Major New Partnership


Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Global Food Security will play a key role in a new leading partnership which will tackle the global challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, as well as enabling the University to access up to €400 million in funding.

–Queen's University Belfast|2016-11-21

Weight Loss May Help Prevent Multiple Myeloma

Carrying extra weight increases a person's risk that a benign blood disorder will develop into multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This is particularly true for older, African-American men.

–Washington University in St. Louis|2016-11-18

Molecular “Pillars” Team Up to Protect Liver From Toxic Fat Buildup

A new study revealed a surprising relationship between two molecules – one that works to store fat and another that promotes fat burning for energy. The team found that the molecules complement each other to maintain a healthy level of fat in the liver.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2016-11-18

Weight Loss Can Help Cancer Survivors Reduce Risk


New data presented at a cancer conference suggests that more than three in five Australian breast cancer survivors are overweight or obese – and that it’s likely to increase their risk of cancer returning.

–Yale Cancer Center|2016-11-18

How to Stay Fit and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it can be a challenge to fit in your workout and eat healthy when faced with tempting appetizers and sweet treats everywhere you turn. Charles Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of health and wellness at Canisius College, offers six simple tips to stay on track this holiday season while still enjoying some holiday cheer.

–Canisius College|2016-11-18

New and Improved Kale Varieties Coming to a Store Near You

A Cornell University program is reimagining kale – its color, shape and even flavor – in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction.

–Cornell University|2016-11-17

Curb Your Appetite and Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season


UAB registered dietitian Ashley Delk says to put away the stretchy pants and eat smart this holiday season.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-11-17

Fear of Gaining Weight May Influence Contraception Choices

Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

–Penn State College of Medicine|2016-11-17

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