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Mount Sinai Researchers Use Machine-Learning Techniques to Unlock Hidden Benefit of Weight Loss Interventions for Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight reduces the risk of long-term cardiovascular illness and mortality for the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes, but for a small subgroup, weight-loss intervention can lead to dramatically worse outcomes.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Embargo expired on 12-Jul-2017 at 18:30 ET


NIH-Funded Team Uses Smartphone Data in Global Study of Physical Activity

Using a larger dataset than for any previous human movement study, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, have tracked physical activity by population for more than 100 countries. Their resea...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature, July 10, 2017; EB020405

Embargo expired on 10-Jul-2017 at 11:00 ET


Do Breathing Issues Hamper Exercise in Overweight Preteens?

Do overweight children have more breathing limitations, intolerance for exercise, and breathlessness when exercising than normal weight children, leading to possible misdiagnosis for conditions such as asthma?

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Conversation CardsĀ© a Useful Tool in Pediatric Weight Management

Conversation Cards© were developed to help families think about and prioritize key challenges regarding pediatric weight management. They also create points of reference for providers, which could help to create treatment plans for families based on...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


Why Some Mannequins Are Turning Blue, Taking a Dive and Putting on Weight

Women have long griped about the pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some in the appar...

– Baylor University


UF, Rutgers, WVU to Help Combat Childhood Obesity

Parents serve as their children’s role models, and they buy most of the food their children eat. With that in mind, researchers from the University of Florida, Rutgers University and West Virginia University will work with a five-year, $4 million g...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Early-Life Pain May Lead to Obesity Risk, Especially in Females, Study Finds

Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior, works later in life, and this pain also causes adult rats to eat more frequently and in larger amounts, according to a study by Ge...

– Georgia State University

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