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Monday, June 15, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 15-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

Why Obesity Predisposes to Severe Respiratory Failure

A hormone that regulates blood sugar levels may be the key to reducing the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome in obese patients.

(Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2015 at 06:00 ET)

Scientific Reports

– Thomas Jefferson University

Metrobus Ready to Become Mobile Farmers Market

The St. Louis MetroMarket is a non-profit mobile farmers market that aims to restore access to healthy foods in St. Louis area food deserts.

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– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Scripps Florida Scientists Uncover Unique Role of Nerve Cells in the Body’s Use of Energy

While it is well-known that weight gain results from an imbalance between what we eat and our energy expenditure, not so obvious is the role the nervous system plays in controlling energy balance. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed light on the question.

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Cell Metabolism, June 11, 2015

– Scripps Research Institute

Regular Soda, Please: Hormone That Differentiates Sugar, Diet Sweeteners Could Exist in Humans

We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later.


– University of Michigan

Heart Attack Risk Increases 16-21% with Use of Common Antacid

Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according to a massive new study by Houston Methodist and Stanford University scientists.

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– Houston Methodist

Report: 1 in 4 Baltimore Residents Live in a Food Desert

A new report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), in collaboration with the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, found that one in four of the city’s residents live in so-called food deserts with limited access to healthy foods.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professor and Expert on Statins Publishes Guidance for Clinicians

Dr. Charles H. Hennekens has done ground-breaking research on the benefits of statins, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, ARBs as well as beta adrenergic blockers. His guidance will assist clinicians to address the clinical and public health challenges to increase utilization of statins in the treatment and prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

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Expert(s) available

Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine

– Florida Atlantic University

Current BMI Test Underestimate Obesity in Teens with Disabilities

New approaches, based on body mass index (BMI) or other simple measures, are needed to improve assessment of obesity in adolescents with physical disabilities, reports a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Amount of Time New Yorkers Spend Sitting Around Far Exceeds Healthy Levels

The Big Apple is one of the most walkable cities in the nation, providing many opportunities for physical activity, and New Yorkers are more likely to exercise regularly than the average U.S. adult. But they are also sitting far more than what is considered healthy.

Preventing Chronic Disease, May-2015

– NYU Langone Medical Center

Researchers Boost Body’s Inflammation-Reduction Mechanism to Combat Obesity-Fueled Disease

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University College Dublin (UCD) have found that augmenting a naturally occurring molecule in the body can help protect against obesity-related diseases by reducing inflammation in the fat tissues.

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Cell Metabolism

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences

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