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10-Minute Urine Test Can Measure Specific Compounds from Food Consumed

Can we say goodbye to unreliable food diaries and diet recall in exchange for a urine test that will better aid researchers in figuring out what foods might help prevent cancer? Georgetown researchers have developed a method that can quickly evaluate specific food compounds in human urine.

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– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Even with Higher Education, Obese Women Run Greater Risk of Depression

Even with higher education, women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-34.9 (obese I) have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight and same educational attainment, according to a new study conducted by a sociologist at Rice University.

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Obesity Research & Clinical Practice

– Rice University

A Younger Sibling May Be Good for Your Child’s Health

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests.

(Embargo expired on 11-Mar-2016 at 00:00 ET)

– University of Michigan Health System

Lead Exposure Changes Gut Microbiota, Increases Chance for Obesity

Exposure to lead during early development can alter the the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found.

– University of Michigan

No Dramatic Shifts in BMI for Overweight Girls a Year After Receiving Fitness Assessment

Teens being classified as overweight in school fitness reports does not appear to have any impact on short-term changes in body mass index, finds a new study by NYU, Syracuse, and Columbia.

(Embargo expired on 14-Mar-2016 at 15:00 ET)

PNAS, March 14; NIH; NSF

– New York University

New Gene Variants Found in Childhood Body Mass Index

An international team of scientists has identified novel gene locations associated with childhood body mass index (BMI)—an important measurement related to childhood obesity. This largest-ever genetic study of childhood BMI may offer biological clues to designing future interventions.

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Human Molecular Genetics, Jan. 2, 2016 print issue; HD056465

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Portion Control: Cells Found in Mouse Brain That Signal ‘Stop Eating’

While researching the brain’s learning and memory system, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they stumbled upon a new type of nerve cell that seems to control feeding behaviors in mice. The finding, they report, adds significant detail to the way brains tell animals when to stop eating and, if confirmed in humans, could lead to new tools for fighting obesity.

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Science, Mar-2016; R01DK6167; N01-HV-00240; P01HL107153; R01NS036715

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Excessive Fat in Legs of Children with Spina Bifida Suggests Increased Risk for Metabolic Disorders

Children with a severe type of spina bifida have excess fat accumulation in their lower extremities. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles determine that this excess fat tissue is within the muscle boundary may signify increased risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Journal of Child Neurology; 5R01HD059826

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

This Necklace Hears What You Eat

Described in a study published by IEEE Sensors Journal, AutoDietary is like Fitbit and other wearable devices. Only instead of tracking burned calories, it monitors caloric intake – in other words, what we eat – at the neck.

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IEEE Sensors Journal

– University at Buffalo

The Sounds of Eating May Reduce How Much You Eat

New study shows food sound is an important sensory cue.

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Food Quality and Preference

– Brigham Young University

Poor Diet and Lack of Exercise Accelerate the Onset of Age-Related Conditions in Mice

Could an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise be making you age faster? Researchers at Mayo Clinic believe there is a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the biological processes of aging. In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that a poor diet and lack of exercise accelerated the onset of cellular senescence and, in turn, age-related conditions in mice. Results appear today in Diabetes.

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– Mayo Clinic

Spring Daylight Saving Time May Cause an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Liver Disease and Nutrition Expert Available to Discuss Pros and Cons of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

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– University of Louisville

Johns Hopkins Expert on What, if Anything, Works for Sitting Less at Work

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– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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