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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Newswise Obesity News Source 27-Jun-2016

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Overweight and Obese Type 2 Patients Show Significant Improvements with Structured Nutrition Therapy According to New Study

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have announced the results of a study that may change how nutrition therapy is delivered to overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Harsh Parenting, Food Insecurity Predicts Obesity for Young Women

The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study by Iowa State University researchers suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early adulthood.

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Journal of Adolescent Health

– Iowa State University

Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study

A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

– University of Guelph

In Mice, Daughters of Overweight Dads Have Altered Breast Tissue, Higher Cancer Risk

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

(Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2016 at 05:00 ET)

Scientific Reports

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

One in Five From 2001 - 2008 U.S. Military Sample Have Obesity; Veterans as Likely to Have Obesity as Civilians, Study Shows

Newly published research shows that one in five individuals from a sample of U.S. military personnel from 2001 – 2008 have obesity. Further, shortly after separating from active duty, U.S. military veterans are as likely to have obesity as civilians.

(Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2016 at 00:00 ET)

Obesity, July-2016

– Obesity Society

Patients with Inflammation More Likely to Develop Diabetes After Transplant

Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient’s fat stores also play a role.

– Thomas Jefferson University

SNEB Members Testify at House Agriculture Committee Hearing on the Importance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education

SNEB applauds Congressional efforts to more fully understand the benefits of SNAP, and in particular its efforts to promote and sustain a robust nutrition education program for the 90 million people who are to be served by SNAP-Ed.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SR Scales Expands Their Medical Scales Line of Products for Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built scales for hospitals, medical facilities, and long-term care centers, today announced the availability of their newest addition, the SR411i Patient Floor Scale, to their product lineup. The SR411i Patient Floor Scale is a sleek, innovative scale that provides years of reliable service and accurate weight data. Designed for effortless patient standing comfort, the low profile and ultra-wide scale is ideal for surgical centers, telehealth applications, and other healthcare facilities where a basic, reliable weighing solution is needed.

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– SR Instruments, Inc.

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