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Obesity Epidemic Adds Potential Complications For ICU Patients

Hospitalized critically ill obese patients present unique challenges to the nurses who provide care for them in critical and progressive care units, and an article in Critical Care Nurse offers guidance on providing optimal care to obese patients.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, August 2016

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Diabetes Prevention Programs Beneficial in Improving Cardio-Metabolic Profiles

A new study by researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs (DPP) trials not only achieved weight reduction, but also additional metabolic benefits -specifically, reductions in blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. The researchers compiled data from 44 published studies with nearly 9,000 adults participating in DPP conducted in US communities, clinics, and through online media.

– Emory Health Sciences

PLOS Medicine

SLU Research Finds Link Between Carbohydrate Consumption and Adropin

Saint Louis University researchers report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid metabolism.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center


Codependence of Cell Nucleus Proteins Key to Understanding Fatty Liver Disease

A new appreciation for the interplay between two cell nucleus proteins that lead both intertwined and separate lives is helping researchers better understand fatty liver disease.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

R01 DK45586, U01 DK089540, R01DK105689

New Study Finds ARDS Patients Who Smoke and Are Obese Have Poorer Quality of Life Following Hospitalization

New study of patients who survive Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) finds their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in the hospital.

– Intermountain Medical Center

UTHealth Research Shows That Brighter Bites Helps Children, Families Eat Healthier

Brighter Bites, a school-based program that combines the distribution of donated produce with nutritional education and a fun food experience for low-income families in food desert areas, was successful in improving the intake of fruits and vegetables in first-grade children and their parents, according to a new study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Preventive Medicine

CATCH Identified as Successfully Scaled-Up Physical Activity Intervention

In a paper published today in a special physical activity series of The Lancet, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program developed by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was identified as an excellent example of an evidence-based physical activity intervention that has been successfully scaled up to affect population health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Lancet

Dad’s Preconception Intake of High-Fat Diet May Lead to Obesity in Grand-Offspring, Mouse Study Finds

Researchers report on how paternal intake of a high-fat diet causes changes in genes that lead to generational obesity and metabolic dysfunction. They also found that these effects in offspring can be significantly improved or abolished by feeding lower fat diet to subsequent generations. The article is published in AJP-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Meat Consumption Contributing to Global Obesity

Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar?

– University of Adelaide

18th International Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences; BMC Nutrition

Deactivation of Brain Receptors in Postmenopausal Women May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise.

– University of Missouri Health

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.

– University of Iowa

Cell Reports, Aug. 9, 2016

Vaccines Fail to Protect Obese Mice From Severe Influenza Infections

Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have demonstrated that flu vaccines with adjuvants don’t work as well in obese mice; results highlight urgent need to understand vaccine response in obese humans.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

mBIo, August 2, 2016.

Five New Studies Will Examine How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms That Call Our Bodies Home Can Impact Health

Five University at Buffalo research projects aim to study how the interplay of the human microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body – and the environment affect a person’s risk for certain diseases.

– University at Buffalo





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