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Diet, Exercise, Both: All Work Equally to Protect Heart Health, Saint Louis University Study Finds

For those who need to lose weight, taking off a few pounds by dieting, exercising or both is powerful protection against cardiovascular disease....

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

NIH grants K01 DK080886, DK56341 (Nutrition and Obesity Research Center), and UL1 RR024992 (Clinical Translational Science Awar


Standing Desks Lead To Improved BMI In Children

Texas A&M researchers have shown, for the first time, evidence that standing desks in classrooms can slow the increase in elementary school children’s body mass index (BMI)—a key indicator of obesity—by an average of 5.24 percentile points. The...

– Texas A&M University

American Journal of Public Health; National Institutes of Health


Feast or Famine: The Switch That Helps Your Liver Adapt

Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a previously unknown way that stress hormones (glucocorticoids) control genes in the liver to help the body adapt to the fasting state. The study, published to...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cell Metabolism; AHA 12POST12040390; NIH R01 HL48044

Embargo expired on 25-Aug-2016 at 12:00 ET


A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs count...

– University of Southern California (USC)

The Lancet


UT Southwestern Research Identifies Protein That Promotes the Breakdown of Fat, Potentially Leading to New Diabetes Treatments

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells – and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes – can kick-start the more efficient and healthful bre...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Nature Communications


Doctors Prescribe Diabetes Treatment Medications 15 Times More Than Obesity Drugs, Study Finds

Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even with the close tie between obesity and type 2 diabetes, new research shows that healthca...

– Obesity Society

Obesity, Sept. 2016

Embargo expired on 29-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart health. Preliminary findings from this research will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflamm...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2016 at 14:45 ET


Researchers Target Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Inf...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2016 at 22:30 ET


Researchers Suspect MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people. The new findings will be presented at the American Physiological Society’...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2016 at 14:45 ET


Diet and Back Pain: What’s the Link?

In a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, researchers are exploring the link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and intervertebral disc degeneration. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


New Study Questions Timing in Mitral Valve Repairs

UAB doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms appear....

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2016

Embargo expired on 25-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

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