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Monday, October 26, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 26-Oct-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

National Philanthropic Roundtable on Native American Nutrition Deemed an “Historic, Breakthrough Moment”

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) convened representatives from 41 national philanthropic organizations last week in Minneapolis. Participants focused on the grave problem of Native American nutritional health and agreed on key steps and planning to develop solutions.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

Children Who Take Antibiotics Gain Weight Faster Than Kids Who Don’t

Kids who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhoods gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.

International Journal of Obesity

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

People with Sedentary Lifestyles Are at Increased Risk of Developing Kidney Disease

• Each 80 minutes/day (assuming 16 awake hours/day) increase in sedentary duration was linked with a 20% increased likelihood of having chronic kidney disease in a recent study • Research that uncovered the association between sedentary behavior and kidney disease will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3–8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

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– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

@StonyBrookMed #Diabetes Expert Available for Awareness Month Topics

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– Stony Brook Medicine

Gut Microbiome Insights; Obesity and Digestive Health Risks; Delivery Options and Predictors of Failure for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; among Featured Topics Presented at the ACG’s 80th Annual Meeting

New research in the area of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) further advances understanding of the safety and effectiveness of FMT for Clostridium difficile, suggests gut microbiota changes may play a role in predicting treatment failure, and explores whether donor stool can impact an FMT recipient’s weight, are among the highlights of the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 80th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held this week in Honolulu. More than 4,000 gastroenterologists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will convene at the Hawaii Convention Center to review and present the latest scientific advances in gastrointestinal research, treatment of digestive diseases and clinical practice management.

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American Journal of Gastroenterology

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Heavy TV Watching Leads to Unhealthy Perceptions of Fast Food Health Risks

New research finds the amount of TV adolescents watch is likely to bias their views about the consequences of eating fast food.

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– American University

USciences Encourages Social Media-Savvy Teens to Turn Healthy Living Ideas into Cash

More than $10,000 in scholarships and cash prizes are at stake for high school students who showcase the most effective health-conscious social media campaigns at the sixth annual Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Competition at University of the Sciences.

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– University of the Sciences

Americans Deserve Better: Leading Obesity Groups Call for FDA Regulation of Dietary Supplements Sold as Medicinal or Curative

Four leading obesity research, treatment and prevention groups issue a joint scientific statement recommending dietary supplements for weight loss claiming curative or medicinal qualities be subject to review and approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To do so, the groups call for DSHEA reform to provide FDA and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the increased regulatory authority and funding to protect the public from false claims of safety and efficacy of dietary supplements.

– Obesity Society

Eribulin and Body Mass in Metastatic Breast Cancer: News From the Hardest Front of the Battle

The recent publication of the manuscript entitled “Body mass index and treatment outcomes in metastatic breast cancer patients treated with Eribulin”, which has just appeared in the “Journal of Cellular Physiology”, has newly brought metastatic breast cancer to the attention of our cancer research community.

Journal of Cellular Physiology

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Embargoed AJPH Research: School Connectedness and BMI, Health Benefits of Green Homes, HPV Vaccine Completion

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about school connectedness and its relation to student BMI; greater health benefits of living in green housing; and ways in which gender, race, ethnicity and type of insurance can predict HPV vaccination completion.

(Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2015 at 16:00 ET)

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

FSU Researchers Find Weight Discrimination Is Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers Angelina R. Sutin and Antonio Terracciano have found that people who report being subjected to weight discrimination also have a greater risk of dying. Not because they may be overweight, but because of the apparent effects of the discrimination.

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Psychological Science

– Florida State University

8 Fresh Ways Fruits and Vegetables Are Getting Into Your Diet

Half of Americans are determined to eat more fruits and vegetables this year according to Innova Market Insights. Because fruits and vegetables are now in just about every food and beverage category, consumers shouldn’t have a problem doing so. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), senior associate editor Karen Nachay looks at eight different ways fruits and vegetables are turning up in unexpected places.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Powwow Seeks to Balance Tradition with Health and Wellness

For many Native American tribes, powwows are seen as community gatherings, a social time complete with colorful regalia, fry bread and stew, and the familiar sound of traditional drumming and dance. But they’re also beginning to serve as important tools for health advocates who are working to reduce health disparities within the population.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids





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