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Newswise + UAB Medicine 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.

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New Low-Calorie Rice Could Help Cut Rising Obesity Rates

Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially important in countries where the food is a staple.

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249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Special Microbes Make Anti-Obesity Molecule in the Gut

Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fat and staved off diabetes — even when fed a high-fat diet — offering a potential weight-loss strategy for humans. The team will describe their approach at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

(Embargo expired on 22-Mar-2015 at 05:00 ET)

249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Food TV Could Be Harmful to Your Health

Women who watched food television and cooked frequently from scratch had a higher body-mass-index, or BMI – weighing on average 10 more pounds – than those who obtained information from sources like family and friends, magazines and newspapers, or cooking classes. Women who watched food television but didn’t cook from scratch failed to see their viewing habits translate to a higher BMI.

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Appetite

– University of Vermont

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to findings by Duke Medicine researchers.

Academic Emergency Medicine; HHSN276201200016C

– Duke Medicine

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Relieves Nerve Damage in Diabetic Mice

New animal studies at Henry Ford Hospital found that sildenafil, a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, may be effective in relieving painful and potentially life-threatening nerve damage in men with long-term diabetes.

PLOS ONE

– Henry Ford Health System

Experts Available re: ENRICH Act

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– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

St. Louis MetroMarket to Take the Fight to End Hunger on the Road

Saint Louis University recently received grant funding to tackle the health impacts of living without easy access to grocery stores and healthy foods.

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– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Babies' Body Mass Index May Predict Childhood Obesity

Body mass index during infancy may help predict if a child will be obese by age 4. A study in a cohort with a majority of African-American children suggests that better understanding of infant growth patterns may lead to more effective early obesity prevention.

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Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, online Jan. 30, 2015; DK094723, HD056465

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Salt Affects Organs

A review paper co-authored by two faculty members at the University of Delaware and two physicians at Christiana Care Health System provides evidence that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology

– University of Delaware

Genes That Increase the Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Have Lost Their Hiding Place

A research group that includes a University of Florida genetics expert has located and narrowed down the number of genes that play a role in the disease, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Knowing the identities and location of causative genes is a crucial development: Other researchers can use this information to better predict who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

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Nature Genetics

– University of Florida

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