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First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity

16,000 participants showed early weight gain had the largest effect on infants’ birth weight

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal- September Issue 2017

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2017 at 00:05 ET


Heart Hormones Protect Against Obesity and Insulin Resistance

By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, SBP scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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Federal Snack Program Does Not Yield Expected Impacts, Virginia Tech Researchers Find

A well-intentioned government regulation designed to offer healthier options in school vending machines has failed to instill better snacking habits in a sample of schools in Appalachian Virginia, according to a study by Virginia Tech researchers.

– Virginia Tech

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


This Is How Belly Fat Could Increase Your Cancer Risk

A new Michigan State University study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The federally funded research also found that a lower layer of abdo...

– Michigan State University

Oncogene


Scientists Discover Common Obesity and Diabetes Drug Reduces Rise in Brain Pressure

Research led by the University of Birmingham, published today in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressu...

– University of Birmingham

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2017 at 14:00 ET


Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: New Report Shows Big Waistlines Are to Blame

A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder, compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across psyc...

– Florida Atlantic University

Bipolar Disorders


Treating Arthritis with Algae

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. This is based on a polysaccharide, a long-chain sugar molecule, originating from brown algae. When chemically modified, thi...

– Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1039/c7bm00341b


New Guidelines Point the Way Toward More Effectively Addressing Hypertension in Kids, Teens

The first new national guidelines since 2004 on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) have been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which convened a panel of experts to produ...

– Case Western Reserve University

Pediatrics


Is Childhood Obesity a Psychological Disorder?

Researchers use fMRI to compare neural responses to food cues in both overweight and lean adolescents and observe that adolescents at an increased risk for obesity had less neural activity in areas of the brain responsible for self-regulation and att...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

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Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity

Study uses fMRI brain scans to document relationship between neural activity and risk for obesity

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Back-to-School Worries for Parents? 1 in 3 Very Concerned Bullying, Cyberbullying Will Impact Their Kids

What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 06:00 ET


Author/Expert Available to Discuss AAP’s New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating High Blood Pressure in Children

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 00:05 ET


In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that ...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

DK081913; UL1RR025758

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