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National Nutrition Month Edition 22-Feb-2016
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Newswise Obesity News Source National Nutrition Month Edition

"National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives."

More information can be found at the Obesity News Source

For National Nutrition Month 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to 'Savor the Flavor of Eating Right'

How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Making sure to enjoy the sights, sounds, memories and interactions associated with eating are essential to developing an overall healthy eating plan. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

For National Nutrition Month, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Offers Advice on Reducing Sugar, Sodium and Saturated Fats to "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right"

For National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to learn how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” while still following a healthy eating pattern.

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates the Experts: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also when the Academy celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, honoring the contributions of RDNs as the food and nutrition experts. This year, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day will take place March 9.

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

For National Nutrition Month, Enjoy Food Traditions and Experiences To "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right"

For National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” by taking time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to your life.

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

New and Exciting Tastes: For National Nutrition Month, Experiment with Herbs and Spices To "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right"

Discover new and exciting tastes while trimming fat and sodium from your cooking. For National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to experiment with new combinations of herbs and spices as you “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Treating Excess Weight and Obesity Requires Many Different Approaches and Expertise of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists: Updated Position Paper of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Excess weight and obesity among adults results from many influences including personal factors, the communities where people live and government policies. Therefore, successful weight loss must include multiple strategies addressing each of these influences, as well as the expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists, according to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

TSRI Study Reveals New Link Between Brain and Fat-Burning Circuit

A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, is the first to show that oxygen sensing in the brain has a role in metabolism and sensing an organism’s internal state.

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Cell Reports

– Scripps Research Institute

New Iowa State Research Holds Promise for Diabetics with Vitamin D Deficiency

A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Iowa State University published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

– Iowa State University

Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Reduce Risk of Death Even for Advanced Ages

New research challenges assumption that people can be too old for surgery.

JAMA Surgery

– Brigham Young University

To Encourage Physical Activity, Potential to Lose a Financial Reward is More Effective than Gaining One

Financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity were most effective when the rewards were put at risk of being lost, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, which tested the effectiveness of three methods of financial incentives to increase physical activity among overweight and obese adults, shows that depending on how they are framed, incentives of equal amounts can have significantly different effects on outcomes. Results are published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

(Embargo expired on 15-Feb-2016 at 17:00 ET)

Annals of Internal Medicine

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A Flawed Measure

BMI is not an accurate measure of health, according to research by UCSB psychologist Jeffrey Hunger and colleagues.

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International Journal of Obesity

– University of California, Santa Barbara

New Report: New Yorkers Are Active, But Want More Opportunities to Get Fit

New study reveals attitudes about physical activity and what city dwellers need to workout more often.

New York Academy of Medicine

– New York Academy of Medicine

Does Gender Expression Impact Weight? New Research Ties Masculinity to Higher BMI for Young People

The first long-term research study of its kind ties masculine gender expression, or how much an individual conforms to masculine norms, to higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in youth.

(Embargo expired on 02-Feb-2016 at 00:00 ET)

– Obesity Society

Study: Vacations Can Lead to Weight Gain, Contribute to ‘Creeping Obesity’

A faculty member in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences found that adults going on a one- to three-week vacation gained an average of nearly 1 pound during their trips. With the average American reportedly gaining 1-2 pounds a year, the study’s findings suggest an alarming trend.

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Physiology and Behavior

– University of Georgia

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent girls. Without being able to identify or predict which girls will gain weight on the drug, physicians typically counsel all teens receiving DMPA to simply eat less. New research suggests that the message may need to change to “eat better.”

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; K23RR024029; UL1RR024989; UL1TR000439; UL1TR000090

– Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

"Beiging" White Fat Cells to Fight Diabetes

Researchers are getting closer to learning how to turn white fat cells into brown fat cells, in a process called “beiging,” to bring down blood sugar levels and fight diabetes.

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Diabetes; R01 AG043483, R01 DK098656, T32 DK07314, K99/R00, AG041765

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers Reveal New Links Between Heart Hormones, Obesity, and Diabetes

Research from SBP Medical Discovery Institute suggests a new approach to treating metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes-- targeting the pathway that controls the concentration of certain heart hormones in the blood.

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Obesity

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Exposure to Air Pollution Increases the Risk of Obesity

Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing's highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure.

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Journal of FASEB

– Duke University

Study: Bariatric Surgery Prior to Knee Replacement Cost-Effective in Improving Outcomes in Obese Patients

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes. The research appeared in the January issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

– Hospital for Special Surgery

In Obese Patients, 5 Percent Weight Loss Has Significant Health Benefits

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that in patients with obesity, the greatest improvements to health come from losing just 5 percent of their body weight. That relatively small weight loss lowered patients’ risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease and improved metabolic function in liver, fat and muscle tissue.

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Cell Metabolism Feb. 22, 2016

– Washington University in St. Louis

Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown

A qualitative study finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese – which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.

Health Communication DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1045790

– North Carolina State University

Study Shows Association Among Childhood ADHD, Sex and Obesity

The incidence of childhood and adult obesity has increased significantly over the past three decades. New research shows that there is an association between obesity development during adulthood and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

(Embargo expired on 04-Feb-2016 at 08:00 ET)

Mayo Clinic Proceedings; R01-AG034676

– Mayo Clinic

Popular Diet Myths Debunked

Thousands flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often in the media that it’s hard to know which tips to trust and which ones should be tossed. Underneath popular opinion and platitudes, the truth about eating healthy may surprise you. A Texas A&M Health Science Center registered dietician separates myths from fact when it comes to your diet.

– Texas A&M University

The Seven Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control, Including One Nearly All of Us Struggle With

There are many things you can do to lower your heart disease risks. This article from cardiologist Dr. Mauro Moscucci of LifeBridge Health looks at the seven modifiable risk factors (according the the American Heart Association) and the one most of us struggle with.

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– LifeBridge Health

Infographic: 5 Ways to Boost Metabolism

Infographic: 5 Ways to Boost Metabolism

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– Texas A&M University

Reinforcing Parenting Through Cooking

Roasted vegetables, fruit salads and spinach smoothies can form the basis for a healthy meal and provide a chance to connect as a family. These are insights that 9- and 10-year-olds and their caregivers in South Dakota gained through iCook, a multi-state U.S. Department of Agricultural project to increase culinary skills, family mealtime and physical activity as a means of preventing childhood obesity.

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– South Dakota State University

Unique Next Generation Sequencing-Based Panel Designed for Pediatric Cancer Research

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Thermo Fisher Scientific have agreed to develop a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based panel designed specifically for pediatric cancer research. The assay would be CHLA’s first NGS panel designed to target biomarkers associated with childhood cancers.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Scientists Win $1.2M to Study New Strategies for Treating Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease & Muscle Decline

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus have been awarded nearly $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to create a series of drug candidates that advance treatments for such conditions as obesity, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and muscle atrophy.

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– Scripps Research Institute

Penn State College of Medicine Receives $2.2 Million to Participate in New Diabetes Research Initiative

Penn State College of Medicine’s Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences, has received $2.2 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to participate in a new diabetes research network and study the effectiveness of obesity counseling.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

ProMedica Opens Employee Health Clinic at Owens Corning Headquarters

Owens Corning Corporate Medical Director Biran Linder, MD, said the program supports the company's commitment to comprehensively addressing the health and wellness of our employees by providing "easy access to primary and preventive care." Owens Corning is among a growing number of U.S. companies investing in employee health clinics. According to a national survey by Mercer, more than a third of employers with 5,000 or more employees have onsite clinics.

– ProMedica

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