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Monday, January 25, 2016

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Newswise Obesity News Source 25-Jan-2016

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

Study Finds Strong Link Between Pre-Pregnancy Obesity and Infant Deaths

Pre-pregnancy obesity is strongly associated with infant mortality, and compliance with weight-gain guidelines during pregnancy has a limited impact on that mortality risk, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers shows.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

– Boston University Medical Center

Heightened Ability to Imagine Odors Linked to Higher Body Weight

Researchers at The John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine have revealed that the ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults. Their research was published in the journal Appetite in August 2015 and was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior.


– The John B Pierce Laboratory

Are Football Players Too Obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn't mean being better -- or healthier.

Strength and Conditioning Journal

– Grand Valley State University

Going to the Grocery Isn't Just for Shopping for Dietetics & Human Nutrition Researcher

Going to the grocery store is not a chore for one University of Kentucky professor. In fact, Alison Gustafson views the places where people buy food as “labs." Watch why this Dietetics and Human Nutrition professor is so passionate about food access in rural areas.

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– University of Kentucky

The Medical Minute: Starting Healthy Heart Habits in Childhood

Most people know that high blood pressure and cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease. But what they often don’t think about is starting prevention in childhood.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Bariatric Surgery, Support Group Participation, Enables 57-Year-Old to Lose 250-Plus Pounds

“Bariatric surgery helped me know what it is to feel full,” Piccin says. “Before that, my stomach was so stretched out. There was no bottom.”

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– Beaumont Health

Endocrine Society Celebrates 100 Years of Public Health Breakthroughs

During its centennial year, the Endocrine Society will celebrate endocrinology’s contributions to science and public health – while keeping an eye on today’s promising research which will lead to the discoveries of tomorrow.

– Endocrine Society

VOICES for Alabama’s Children and ADECA Announce Funding and New Partnerships to Implement Healthy Food Financing Program

ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr. announced Thursday that Gov. Robert Bentley has reserved $400,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission - one of ADECA’s federal partner programs that covers 37 north Alabama counties - for a partnership with Pathway Lending, a community development financial institution that will make loans more easily accessible for businesses in rural areas of the 37-county ARC region.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

Expert Gives Tips to Extend New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Past January

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– Texas Tech University

Experts Available to Discuss Increasing Rates of Food Addiction and Its Role in Obesity Epidemic

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– Texas Tech University

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