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Penn Study Parses Influence of Genes and Environment in Metabolic Disease

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)

Bone-Derived Hormone Suppresses Appetite in Mice

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

Probiotic Found in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms

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

Pokémon Go Appears to Encourage Sedentary People to Get Up and Go

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

Whole-Body Vibration May Be as Effective as Regular Exercise

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

Discovery of a New Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid Has Implications in Cancer, Obesity

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

World Kidney Day: Keck Medicine of USC Experts Discuss Kidney Health and Research

– Keck Medicine of USC

Study Dispels Claims Associated with Female Adolescent Weight Gain Related to Dairy Foods  

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

College Students’ Perception of Dietary Terms Could Help Nutrition Education

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

Bariatric Surgery Impacts Joint Replacement Outcomes in Very Obese Patients

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

Why Heart Attacks Can Happen to Anyone

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 Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders

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 Joins Cutting-Edge Obesity Research Network

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

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Robin Foroutan Can Speak to Media on Nutritional Considerations When Dining Out

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics





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