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Standing Up to Childhood Obesity by Not Sitting as Much in School

Study finds standing desks improve body mass index percentile of children ...

– University of Louisville

American Journal of Public Health

Addiction Cravings May Get Their Start Deep in the Right Side of the Brain

If you really want a drink right now, the source of your craving may be a pea-sized structure deep inside the right side of your brain, according to scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine....

– Indiana University

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; R01AA017661-01A1S1, T32AA007462, K99AA023296, P60AA07611, UL1TR001108

Standing Up for Weight Management

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight....

– University of Pittsburgh

Occupational Medicine

Study Reveals Weight Loss Drug’s Effect on the Brain

A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical C...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Diabetes, September 2016

Study Shows Extreme Preemies Must Watch Blood Sugars and Weight

(ELBW) babies are four times more likely to develop dysglycemia, or abnormal blood glucose, than their normal birth weight (NBW) peers and more likely than their peer group to have higher body fat and lower lean mass in adulthood, although both group...

– McMaster University

Embargo expired on 02-Sep-2016 at 00:05 ET

Open Floor Plans May Lead to More Eating

According to research from the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, dining environments can have serious consequences for eating behaviors....

– University of Notre Dame

Environment and Behavior

Excess Weight in Women Has Different Effects on Different Types of Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – According to new research, women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke. The stud...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American Academy of Neurology

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2016 at 16:00 ET

High Variability Suggests Glycemic Index Is an Unreliable Indicator of Blood Sugar Response

The glycemic index value of a food can vary by 20 percent within an individual and 25 percent among individuals, according to the results of a controlled feeding trial in 63 healthy adults. The findings suggest glycemic index has limited value in pre...

– Tufts University

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2016 at 14:00 ET

Gastric Bypass Is Better Than Other Procedures for Sustainable Weight Loss

Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center. ...

– Duke Health

JAMA Surgery

Swelling Obesity Rates May Be Tied to Childhood Antibiotic Use

As the nation’s obesity rate continues to skyrocket, scientists across the country are combing the health records of 1.6 million kids to determine if childhood antibiotic use causes weight gain later in life. ...

– Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science


New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families

Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the Cheyen...

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– South Dakota State University

Shades of Fat: Why One Leads to Obesity and Another to Hibernation

Naima Moustaid-Moussa, an obesity researcher at Texas Tech, received an NIH grant to examine healthy brown fat and how it can be activated....

– Texas Tech University

UGA Experts Ready to Discuss Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

– University of Georgia





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