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Monday, August 10, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 10-Aug-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

Sexting and Internet Safety Climb Top 10 List of Health Concerns for Children Across the U.S.

Sexting and Internet safety climb higher on the public’s list of major health concerns for children across the U.S.

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– University of Michigan Health System

Work, Pedal, and Be Happy

By providing workers with a portable pedaling device, Lucas Carr, an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the University of Iowa, discovered people who were once sitting all day were now moving at work without even getting up.

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American Journal of Preventive Medicine

– University of Iowa

Top Researchers, Policymakers, Practitioners to Gather in Los Angeles for Largest International Scientific Conference on Obesity, Weight Loss

Leading obesity organizations come together to host largest, international scientific conference on obesity in its third year

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– Obesity Society

American Heart Association and Shakopee Tribe Join Forces for Native American Health

Funders are being invited to discuss the Native American nutrition crisis and opportunities to make critical investments in research, capacity-building, education, policy changes, market-based solutions, and community-driven strategies.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

Gastric Bypass Surgery Lowers Women’s Alcohol Tolerance

Women who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight should keep a close eye on their alcohol consumption, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found that changes in how alcohol is metabolized after surgery can speed its delivery into the bloodstream, resulting in earlier and higher peaks in blood-alcohol levels.

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JAMA Surgery, Aug. 5, 2015

– Washington University in St. Louis

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

– Columbia University Medical Center

SLU Research Finds Physicians Fail to Identify, Address Weight Issues in Hospitalized Children

Physicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of hospitalized children, according to new research from a Saint Louis University pediatric hospitalist.

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Journal of Pediatrics

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Injection That Destroys Fat Cells May Offer Option to Surgery for Double Chin, UT Southwestern Plastic Surgeons Say

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have a non-surgical approach to treating “double chins” − the moderate-to-severe fat below the chin using an FDA-approved drug that when injected into tissue destroys fat cells.

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– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Social Factors Linked to Heart Disease for All

“Poverty and the many stresses that come with social disadvantage have long been linked to cardiovascular disease, but how we live, work, and play has a great impact on heart health for people from a broad range of economic and cultural backgrounds,” explains David Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research at The New York Academy of Medicine and Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.

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– New York Academy of Medicine

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