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Monday, June 1, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 01-Jun-2015

Newswise Obesity News Source

The Obesity News Source wire contains research and experts on obesity, related health conditions cause by obesity, healthy eating, diet, and exercise.

More information can be found at the Obesity News Source

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.

(Embargo expired on 28-May-2015 at 00:00 ET)

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

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.

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Brain Behavior and Immunity; UL1TR001070; R01 NR01366); R21 HD067670; (R01 AT006552); T32 DE01432

– Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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.

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, April 30, 2015; NIMHD Project# P60 MD000538-03

– New York University

Trial Creates 6 Percent Weight Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. A multi-institutional study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2015 shows that female breast cancer survivors are able to lose weight through modest lifestyle changes.

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ASCO 2015; ASCO Abstract

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

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.

(Embargo expired on 26-May-2015 at 18:30 ET)

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology; R01-HL111398

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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.

Journal of Biological Chemistry

– University of Michigan Health System

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)

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

People with Metabolic Syndrome Face Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk

People who have metabolic syndrome are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people who do not have the condition, and having diabetes or high blood pressure worsens the risk, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

(Embargo expired on 20-May-2015 at 13:00 ET)

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

– Endocrine Society

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)

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Workplace Health Promotion Programs

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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

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– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

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.

(Embargo expired on 19-May-2015 at 00:05 ET)

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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.

Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

– Ohio State University

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.

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Expert(s) available

– Mayo Clinic

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