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Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

– Newswise

Dulled Taste May Prompt More Calories on Path to Obesity

Cornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter – and likely higher-calorie – fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.

– Cornell University

Appetite, Oct-2017

Diet Quality Matters Not Just Quantity in Mid-to-Late-Adulthood

A new study in Obesity investigated the impact of diet quality in mid-to-late-adulthood on visceral and liver fat not solely relying on Body Mass Index (BMI). Four different measures of diet quality were used to evaluate dietary intake of the multie...

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal- August Issue 2017

Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2017 at 00:05 ET

Opting for Weight-Loss Surgery at Lower BMIs May Be Best for Patients’ Health, Study Suggests

The struggle to escape obesity is pointing more Americans toward bariatric surgery. But a new study shows that only one in three patients who have an operation succeed in getting their body-mass index below 30, the cutoff for obesity, in the first ye...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2348

Equality Isn’t Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food a...

– Newswise

Live virtual press briefing - register here to attend

In Assessing Risk of Hormone Therapy for Menopause, Dose — Not Form — Matters

UCLA-led research finds that the way estrogen therapy for menopause is delivered doesn’t affect risk or benefit. What DOES make a difference with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, is dosage.

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


Could Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Lead to Kidney Damage?

Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the organs.

– University of Virginia Health System

Hypertension; R37 HL-066242; RO1 HL-096735; RO1 DK-091330; P50 DK096373

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Forms Advisory Council

The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, which fights childhood obesity by installing comprehensive fitness programs in middle and high schools, has formed an academic advisory council of leading experts in physical education, fitness and welln...

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

Researcher Paves New Path Toward Preventing Obesity

People with unpredictable childhoods are more likely to become obese as adults, according to new research.

– Florida State University

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2017 at 15:00 ET

Technology That Connects Aging Adults in Rural Areas with Health Experts Improves Weight Loss

Melissa Ventura Marra, assistant professor of human nutrition and foods in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is part of a multistate research team that is evaluating how food security and lifestyle choices such as di...

– West Virginia University

Even Small Weight Gain Is Bad for the Heart

Modest weight gains – even among those who aren’t overweight – can cause dangerous changes to the heart, but small amounts of weight loss can improve the condition, new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists shows.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

One Amino Acid, a Whale of a Difference

A single amino-acid variation in a key receptor in whales may help explain why some species of cetaceans evolved sleek, muscular bodies to hunt fish and seals, while others grow to massive sizes by filter-feeding on large volumes of plankton, an inte...

– University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 18-Jul-2017 at 05:00 ET

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Risk for Neurocognitive Problems in Children Born Very Prematurely

A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and control...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Journal of Pediatrics, July-2017





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