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Non-Profit Provides Free Sports Physicals and Reveals High Rates of Obesity and High Blood Pressure in Student Athletes

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not prote...

– Thomas Jefferson University

The Journal of Pediatrics

As Body Mass Index Increases, So Does Spread of Multiple Myeloma

In a new study published in Cancer Letters, American University researchers show how, as body mass index increases, so does the growth and spread of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which accounts for about 10 percent of all blood cancers in patien...

– American University

Cancer Letters

Chubby Chums vs. Petite Pals: Heavy People More at Ease Socializing with Stocky Folks, but It Can Hinder Weight Loss, Study Finds

People trying to shed pounds — but who hang out with heavier pals regularly — are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. ...

– Baylor University


Personalized Nutrition Is Better Than a 'One Size Fits All' Approach in Improving Diets

People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found....

– Newcastle University

International Journal of Epidemiology

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds

For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has found....

– University of Alabama

PLOS ONE, Aug. 12, 2016

‘Sit Less, Move More’ — Research Shows Sedentary Behavior Is Associated with Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Adults

Sedentary behavior — even among physically active people — may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and more....

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for h...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of the American Heart Association; HHSN2628201100005C,HHSN268201100006C,HHSN268201100007C,HHSN268201100008C,HHSN268201100009C,HHSN268201100010C,HHSN268201100011C,H

Is a Messed-Up Microbiome Linked to Obesity? New U-M Study Casts Doubt

A new study, done by pooling data from a wide range of studies that looked for a link between the human microbiome and obesity, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us. ...

– University of Michigan Health System

mBio 7:e01018-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.01018-16.; AI2425501; DK034933; GM116149

Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2016 at 10:00 ET

Umbilical Cells Shed Light on How Obesity May Pass From Mother to Child

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated that umbilical cells from children of obese or overweight mothers show impaired expression of key genes regulating cell energy and metabolism, compared to similar cells from babies of non-ob...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Fussy Infants Find Food More Rewarding, Putting Them at Higher Risk for Obesity

Babies that seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity while babies that exhibit more “cuddliness” and calm down easily are less likely at risk, according to a University at Buffalo study....

– University at Buffalo

Childhood Obesity

Exercising After Mentally Demanding Tasks Could Help Prevent Overeating, Study Finds

A study has found that people who remained sedentary after mentally demanding tasks consumed more calories than those who exercised. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2016 - Volume 48 - Issue 9 - p 1803–1809 doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000961

Blocking Release of the Hormone Ghrelin May Mediate Low Blood Sugar Effect in Children Taking Beta Blockers, UT Southwestern Study Shows

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 16:00 ET

Infants Develop Early Understanding of Social Nature of Food

A new study conducted at the University of Chicago finds infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand food. ...

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Aug-2016

Major Obesity Scientific & Medical Conference in New Orleans, LA Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Get a glimpse into the future of obesity research and treatment when more than 1,000 research abstracts are presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, the genetics of ob...

– Obesity Society


Axing Wooden Chicken Syndrome

Wooden breast syndrome can affect broiler chickens, making the meat hard and chewy, rendering the birds unmarketable. University of Delaware researchers are working to combat the disease that afflicts chicken bound for your dinner table....

– University of Delaware

The Medical Minute: Involving Kids with Healthy Lunch Choices

One expert says the more you get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation of his or her lunch, the more likely it will be eaten and enjoyed....

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sanford Burnham Prebys and Florida Hospital Researchers Awarded $2.7M to Examine Molecular Basis of Body Shapes

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Florida Hospital will collaborate on a new four-year research program designed to explain the molecular reasons behind body fat distribution. The new study will enroll volunteers (m...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


Embargo expired on 16-Aug-2016 at 00:30 ET

Limiting #sugar intake in children: @MonellSc expert Julie Mennella on implementing new @American_Heart recommendation

– Monell Chemical Senses Center





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