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How ‘Training’ Patients for Surgery Shortens Hospital Stays and Saves Money

Wellness coaching, administered in advance, could reduce a surgical patient’s average hospital stay two days, from seven down to five, when compared to a control group.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


UTHealth Honors Obesity Researcher Simon Barquera, M.D, Ph.D., at Lectureship in Child Health

Simon Barquera, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Policy Research Division at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, was honored yesterday at the 11th annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Obesity Society Optimistic Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017

Obesity epidemic on the rise TROA 2017 bill offers more funding and better treatment options

– Obesity Society

To Eat or Not to Eat (Before Exercising): That Is the Question

Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This differ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love handl...

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– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

As Kids’ Weight Climbs, Power of Healthy Fat Supplements Drops

Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new research suggests. The study highlights the need for weight-appropriate dosing of supplements and medications.

– Ohio State University

Embargo expired on 05-Apr-2017 at 14:00 ET

Regular Exercise, Not BMI, Before Stroke May Predict Disability Later

A new study suggests it’s the amount of regular exercise people get, not the amount of body fat they have, that may predict just how well they recover from a stroke. The study is published in the April 5, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medi...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Embargo expired on 05-Apr-2017 at 16:00 ET

Body Weight Fluctuations Linked to More Deaths in People with Coronary Artery Disease

NYU Langone study finds “yo-yo” dieting can increase the odds of stroke, heart attack, and death in people with coronary artery disease.

– NYU Langone Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 05-Apr-2017 at 17:00 ET

UCLA Researchers Discover a New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides

People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn’t necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition. UCLA researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia wh...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New England Journal of Medicine, April 5, 2017; HL090553, HL087228, HL125335; 12CVD04

New Initiative Explores Obesity-Brain Connection with Support From Russell Berrie Foundation

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center has launched an initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Birth Weight Is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a cohort of clinical collaborators from across the United States, have demonstrated the impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (N...

– University of California San Diego Health

The Journal of Pediatrics

Study: Liver Responds Positively to Leptin Treatment in Patients with Lipodystrophy

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have found the livers of patients with a rare disease that affects metabolism have responded positively to leptin therapy.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

ENDO 2017, annual meeting of Endocrine Society





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