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Monday, October 17, 2016

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Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed Out

Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels. ...

– University of Michigan

Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest. ...

– University of Southampton

Improved Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead Students to Better Health, Study Finds

Federal school lunch guidelines enacted in 2012 are doing what they were designed to do: improving nutrition for school-age children and reducing childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Econo...

– Georgia State University

UF/IFAS Researcher: Study Shows Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices

Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their health. When healthier menu items replaced less healthy ...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

In a series of studies led by Assistant Professor Anutosh Chakraborty of The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus, scientists have identified a key protein that promotes fat accumulation in animal models by slowing the breakdown and expenditure ...

– Scripps Research Institute

The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise

A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies. ...

– University of Alabama


Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they’re addicted to the nicotine....

– Cornell University

Health Economics, October-2014

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Healthy Eating Tough for Touring Musicians

A constant diet of cheeseburgers is no paradise for performers on the road, who have limited options for health eating....

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Medical Problems of Performing Artists, June 2016

A Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother and Child

Case Western Reserve University Maternal-Fetal medicine doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies....

– Case Western Reserve University

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, October-2016; UL1TR000439; HD-11089

Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems

Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity – t...

– University of California, Irvine

Pediatrics, Oct. 17, 2016

Embargo expired on 17-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

Statement on PepsiCo Announcement to Reduce Added Sugars in its Beverages by William Dietz, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Expert

– George Washington University

Raising Soda Taxes May Sound Good, but Likely to Fall Flat with US Consumers

– Cornell University





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