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Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2017 at 00:00 ET

Healthy Diet Could Decrease Gestational Diabetes Risk for South Asian Women in Ontario

Research was based on data from the START Birth Cohort study, which includes more than 1,000 women in their second trimester of pregnancy.

– McMaster University

Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET

Study Shows How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones and Promote Obesity

Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles – until ...

– Cedars-Sinai

Nature Communications, Aug. 9, 2017

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

Fat Rats Show Why Breast Cancer May Be More Aggressive in Patients with Obesity

In an animal model of obesity and breast cancer, tumor cells in obese animals but not lean animals had especially sensitive androgen receptors, allowing these cells to magnify growth signals from the hormone testosterone.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s What’s Eating You

Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it’s not just what or how much you eat that matt...

– Florida Atlantic University

PLOS Genetics

Engineers Harness the Power of 3D Printing to Help Train Surgeons, Shorten Surgery Times

A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to ...

– University of California San Diego

Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics

Navajo Nation, NAU Researchers Study Implementation of Groundbreaking ‘Unhealthy Food’ Tax

By Kerry Bennett Office of the Vice President for ResearchHigh rates of overweight and obesity—as well as related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes—are serious public health concerns for the Navajo Nation. With more than 300,000 enrolled members i...

– Northern Arizona University

Kids, Cash, and Snacks: What Motivates a Healthier Food Choice?

What determines how kids decide to spend their cash on snacks? In a study with Boston-area children, researchers show that their experience with money and their liking of brands influenced decisions – and that for some children, higher prices for u...

– Tufts University


UChicago Medicine Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Improve Diabetes Care in Underserved Communities

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) to develop a program that could help improve diabetes care for lo...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

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