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Anthony Comuzzie Named New Executive Director at the Obesity Society

The Obesity Society announces its new executive director

– Obesity Society


Obese Women Less Likely to Suffer from Dangerous Preeclampsia Complications

Despite having higher rates of preeclampsia, a dangerous high-blood pressure disorder of late pregnancy, obese women may be less than half as likely to suffer strokes, seizures, and other serious complications of the disorder. The findings are among ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

ACOG Annual Meeting

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


Obese Women Less Likely to Suffer From Dangerous Preeclampsia Complications

Two new studies of preeclampsia by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania show how obesity may help clinicians identify risk for the condition or other complications.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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


For Richer or Poorer, We All Eat Fast Food

Whether rich or poor, one thing unites Americans of all economic classes: Our love for fast food. A new nationwide study of young baby boomers contradicts the popular belief that fast-food consumption is concentrated among the poor.

– Ohio State University

Economics and Human Biology


Montefiore-Einstein Physician-Scientists Present Research at 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Montefiore-Einstein Researchers Present Findings at 2017 PAS Annual Meeting

– Montefiore Health System


UAB Awarded $11.2 Million to Study Renal Control of Sodium and Salt Balance

The 5-year grant from the NHLBI to the labs of Jennifer and David Pollock also includes a third project at the University of Utah, bringing together 3 highly successful research entities

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Researcher Available to Speak About Obama Administration-Era’s School Lunch Guidelines & Their Effectiveness

– Georgia State University


International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals

International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Embargo expired on 02-May-2017 at 07:05 ET


New Anti-Rejection Drug Reduces Weight Gain and Enhances Outcomes for Liver Transplant Recipients, New Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious problems for transplant patients.

– Intermountain Medical Center

2017 American Transplant Congress


Can You Feast While Dieting?

Alternate-day fasting diets are just as effective as diets that restrict calories every day, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 100 obese adults for a year.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Internal Medicine

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