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Obesity on the Rise in Adults with a History of Cancer

A study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that obesity was more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. Th...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Racial Inequity, Violence Climb List of Child Health Concerns for Black Adults

Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children’s health concerns than other groups, a new national poll says....

– University of Michigan Health System

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'Aggressive Drunk' Gene May Protect Carriers From Obesity and Associated Risks

University of Helsinki researchers have previously demonstrated that a point mutation in a gene of serotonin 2B receptor can render the carrier prone to impulsive behaviour, particularly when drunk. Now the research group has established that the sam...

– University of Helsinki

Journal of Psychiatric Research

Replacing Just One Sugary Drink with Water Could Significantly Improve Health, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

Kiyah Duffey’s findings, which were recently published in Nutrients, modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of U.S. adults aged 19 and older, retrieve...

– Virginia Tech

Students Participating in Government-Funded School Meal Programs at Higher Risk of Being Overweight, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

As millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or lunches head back to school this fall, most of them will participate in meal programs that may be part of the cause of the nationwide obesity epidemic. Students from low-income families and...

– Virginia Tech

Health Economics

Nutrition Survival Tips for College Students and Avoiding Weight Gain

Poor nutrition habits can have a negative impact on health, body weight, and, behaviors formed during this initial period of independence can last a lifetime, said Anne Mathews, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of food science. While the so-called “Fr...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over t...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Kidney Diseases; HHSN268201100005C, HHSN268201100006C, HHSN268201100007C, HHSN268201100008C, HHSN268201100009C, HHSN268201100010C, HHSN2682011000; K23 DK097184 and K08 DK092287...

Tips to Get Moving During the Workday

If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home. Here are some tips to incorporate movement into your work day....

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences





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