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Monday, May 4, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 04-May-2015

Nationally Known Experts Available To Discuss Obesity, Related Conditions

– Texas Tech University

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

(Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2015 at 17:00 ET)

Clinical Journal of the American Association of Nephrology ; Public Health Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institutes of Health; Public Health Services...

– University of Utah Health Sciences

Obesity Linked to Increased Health Care Costs after Plastic Surgery

After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits—leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Nutritional Sciences Researcher Wins $400K NIH Grant to Study Obesity

Dr. Shu Wang will research the effectiveness of delivering an anti-obesity compound directly to fat cells through nanotechnology.

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– Texas Tech University

UT Southwestern’s Dr. Philipp Scherer to Receive Banting Medal − American Diabetes Association’s Highest Honor − for Diabetes Research

Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the American Diabetes Association

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– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Even an Hour of TV a Day Ups Risk of Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage families to restrict young children’s TV viewing to prevent unhealthy weight gain.

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Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting

– University of Virginia Health System

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women.

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Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences

Drug That Can Prevent the Onset of Diabetes Is Rarely Used

Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes. New research finds that only 3.7 percent of U.S. adults with pre-diabetes were prescribed metformin during a recent three-year period.

Annals of Internal Medicine

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

Healthy Children’s Menu Items Tied to Healthier Ordering Patterns and Sustained Restaurant Revenue

The first study of its kind evaluating ordering patterns of children’s meals when provided with healthier menu items and changes in restaurant revenues shows potential for both improved children’s health and restaurant growth. This study, published in The Obesity Society’s scientific journal Obesity, shows promise for other restaurateurs looking to promote healthy eating among children while remaining competitive in the marketplace.

(Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2015 at 12:00 ET)

Obesity, May-2015

– Obesity Society

Researchers from Montefiore and Einstein to Present Findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Investigators will present data from more than 50 studies on topics including adolescent sexual risk, co-locating behavioral health and primary care services, childhood obesity, asthma and autism.

(Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2015 at 13:00 ET)

annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies

– Montefiore Medical Center

Keeping Food Visible Throughout the House Is Linked to Obesity

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen.

International Journal of Obesity

– Ohio State University

Trending Stories Report for 28 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Underage drinking, dieting, electrical engineering, neurology and genetics, Nepal earthquake, breast cancer, and supercomputing.

– Newswise Trends

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder — a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) — akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed only in adults, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study.

International Journal of Eating Disorders; K23MH083000

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

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JAMA Pediatrics

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Study Reveals How FOXO1 Slows Diabetic Wound Healing

A protein that normally fosters tissue repair instead acts to inhibit healing when sugar levels are high. The role reversal helps explain why wounds heal slowly in people with diabetes.

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The Journal of Cell Biology

– The Rockefeller University Press

How to Short Circuit Hunger

The drive to tame gnawing hunger can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. Now, investigators have identified the brain circuit that underlies this powerful physiological state, providing a promising new target for the development of weight-loss drugs.

(Embargo expired on 27-Apr-2015 at 11:00 ET)

Nature Neuroscience

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Overeating? It’s Not by Accident

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains how food sciences contributes to overeating.

Expert(s) available

– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: exercise and obesity, Focused Ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids, neurology, diet supplements and cancer (day 4 in top 10), genetics, geology, skin cancer, sleep and Alzheimer's, and water conservation.

– Newswise

Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

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International Journal of Health Promotion

– Texas A&M University

Strength vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Researchers look at which form of exercise—strength, endurance or a combination of both—work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study participants. Results are published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Journal of Applied Physiology

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?

Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit.

(Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2015 at 13:00 ET)

American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Clinical Studies Show Nutrient Bar (The “Chori-Bar”) Results In Broad Scale Health Improvements After Only Two Months

A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar (the “CHORI-bar”) conceived by Drs. Bruce Ames and Mark K. Shigenaga at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese (OW/OB) otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consumption of the bar for two months also reduced chronic inflammation, and initiated a reduction in weight and waist circumference.

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FASEB Journal, fj.15-271833, April -2015

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


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