By comparing two strains of mice -- one that becomes obese and diabetic on a high-fat diet and another resistant to a high-fat regimen -- researchers identified genome-wide changes caused by a high-fat diet.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI)
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center discovered that lipocalin 2, a hormone secreted by bone cells, suppresses appetite in mice. The study findings, which reveal a new mechanism for regulating food intake and blood sugar, could lead to t...
– Columbia University Medical Center
Nature, March 2017 Embargo expired on 08-Mar-2017 at 13:00 ET
Researchers have reversed depression symptoms in mice simply by feeding them a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt. They also discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between gut health and mental healt...
– University of Virginia Health System
Scientific Reports; R21 MH108156
The Pokémon Go craze that spurred millions of people to collect virtual monsters via a smart phone app might have also had a health benefit by encouraging people to get up and walk.
– Duke Health
American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.
– Endocrine Society
Endocrinology, Mar-2017 Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2017 at 14:00 ET
A collaborative Stony Brook University research team has discovered a novel metabolic pathway of the lipid ceramide, which is involved in cell death.
– Stony Brook University
– Keck Medicine of USC
Study shows that increasing dairy calcium intake in adolescent girls does not increase body fat or weight.
– Creighton University
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 15-2017
Researchers from the University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University set out to determine college students’ perception of the terms real meal, meal, and snack and how those perceptions might enable more effective nutrition education. The results ...
– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
A Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health.
– Hospital for Special Surgery
A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordabl...
– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Rese...
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center
American Heart Association
– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics