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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Newswise Obesity News Source 19-Apr-2016

Newswise Obesity News Source

Bariatric Embolization Studied as Potential Treatment for Morbid Obesity

Researchers investigate whether blocking blood vessels in the stomach leads to weight loss

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– Mount Sinai Health System

Study Finds WIC Food Improves Preschool Children’s Diet Quality

In 2009, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk were included in the food voucher package provided by USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). As a result, the diet quality improved for the roughly 4 million children who are served by WIC, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, UC San Francisco and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Nutrition Policy Institute.

Pediatrics, April 2016

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Controlling Blood Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol Linked to 62 Percent Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Diabetes

While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major heart studies had recommended levels of these three factors, according to research from the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Diabetes Care

– University of California, Irvine

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today (April 5) in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


– University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Pivotal Inflammatory Players Revealed in Diabetic Kidney Disease

In a new study, published in the online edition of the journal <i>EBioMedicine</i>, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction.

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– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences

Chips or Cookies? Toddlers with Sweet Tooth More Likely to Experience Weight Gain

Toddlers who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk of body fat increases.

(Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2016 at 00:00 ET)


– University of Michigan Health System

‘Good Cop’ Parent Not Enough to Buffer Some Harmful Effects of ‘Bad Cop’ Parent

New Iowa State University research shows harsh parenting may increase a child’s risk for poor physical health and obesity as they get older. And attempts by one parent to counterbalance the harsh behavior are not always effective in lessening that risk.

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Social Science and Medicine

– Iowa State University

UCLA Research Suggests That Gut Bacteria Could Help Prevent Cancer

New research offers evidence that anti-inflammatory “health beneficial” gut bacteria can slow or stop the development of some types of cancer.

(Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2016 at 14:00 ET)


– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Study Suggests Link Between Obesity and Kidney Cancer

Receptors for leptin, a protein hormone, may be associated with tumor recurrence in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), providing further understanding about molecular links between obesity and RCC tumor formation and prognosis, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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