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Monday, June 29, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 29-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

Osteoporosis Linked with Heart Disease in Older People

University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes.

Osteoporosis International

– University of Southampton

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But UF/IFAS scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat.

Food and Function

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

West Virginia University Experts Offer Commentary on Food and Drug Administration’s Trans Fat Ban

West Virginia University experts say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandate to remove artificial trans fats from the country’s food supply by 2018 is a long overdue move in the right direction for public health.

Expert(s) available

– West Virginia University

SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

Other topics include weight loss, medical marijuana, smart traffic lights, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

– Newswise Trends

The Academy for Eating Disorders Opposes Mandatory Employee Participation in Workplace Wellness Programs

The Academy for Eating Disorders has joined with significant national and international medical associations opposing a proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy interpretation that would allow employers to inquire about employees’ private genetic or medical data. Such requested information is unrelated to an employee’s ability to do his or her job and penalizes the employee who chooses to keep this information private. A letter expressing grave concern about the interpretation, and signed by 68 organizations, was sent to the EEOC.

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Medical Marijuana, Autoimmune Disorders, Diabetes, SCOTUS experts - Top Stories 24 June 2015

Other topics include dietary guidelines, smart traffic lights, breast cancer, and biomarker tests for cancer treatment.

– Newswise Trends

Weight Loss, Combined with Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

For the first time, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases, including some cancers.

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Cancer Prevention Research; NIH R03 CA162482-01; P50 CA138293

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn’t Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital call on the federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

(Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2015 at 11:00 ET)

Journal of the American Medical Association, Jun-2015; R01 HL115189 ; K24DK082730

– Tufts University

Diabetes Research, Meatless Monday, Weight-Loss Surgery, and "Smart" Traffic Lights - Top Stories from 23 June 2015

Other topics include: breast cancer, blood thinners and surgery, cognitive impairment, and new ultra-dark galaxies discovered.

– Newswise Trends

During Kids Eat Right Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages All Families to 'Shop Smart, Cook Healthy and Eat Right'

August is Kids Eat Right MonthTM, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation highlight the role everyone plays in ensuring a healthy future for children.

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

#KState nutritionist comments on new @US_FDA trans fat regulations

– Kansas State University

Smoking Around Your Toddler Could Be Just as Bad as Smoking While Pregnant

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre.

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Nicotine and Tobacco Research

– Universite de Montreal

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence.

JAMA Internal Medicine, June 22, 2015; K24 DK080775

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Obesity, Excess Weight in U.S. Continue Upswing

Obesity and excess weight, and their negative impact on health, have become a significant focus for physicians and other health-care experts in recent years. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that an escalation in the number of those considered obese or overweight in the United States continues, signaling an ongoing upward swing in chronic health conditions as well.

JAMA Internal Medicine, June 22, 2015; Washington University School of Medicine Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center,; Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Breast Cancer Research Foundation....

– Washington University in St. Louis

Free E-Cookbook from Meatless Monday Helps K-12 Operations Kick Off the Healthy Habit

The Monday Campaigns announces the publication of "Meatless Monday Goes to School" -- a beautifully designed, free collection of 30 meatless lunch recipes to help K-12 foodservice directors and community advocates implement the Meatless Monday initiative in schools. The e-cookbook addresses the need of K-12 schools for delicious vegetarian recipes that fulfill the meat/meat alternate component of the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) meal pattern.

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– Monday Campaigns

Exercise Can Help Control Blood Glucose, and Trim Waist Size and Body Fat in Diabetics Regardless of Fitness Gains

Diabetics who exercise can trim waist size and body fat, and control blood glucose, even if they don’t see cardiorespiratory benefits, new research by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists shows.

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Diabetes Care

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Weighing Yourself Daily Can Tip the Scale in Your Favor

For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results.

Journal of Obesity

– Cornell University

Trending Stories Report for 17 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: A nutrition expert's take on the trans fat ban, Prenatal DDT exposure tied breast cancer risk, new anesthesia monitoring technology.

– Newswise Trends

Trans Fat Ban the Responsible Decision, Says Nutrition Expert

– Cornell University

Food Ethics Experts

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– Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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