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Study Shows So-Called ‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Harmful to Cardiovascular Heath

Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either ‘healthy obese’ or deemed to be ‘normal weight’ but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.

– University of Birmingham

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

embargoed until 11-Sep-2017, 14:00 ET

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Sept-2017

A Bioactive Molecule May Protect Against Congestive Heart Failure After Heart Attacks

A form of the fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response in mice without altering the acute phase.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Scientific Reports; AT006704 ; HL132989; DK097153 ; POST31000008; 1608728

Human Genetics Studies Reveal New Targets to Reduce Heart Disease

Again and again, it’s the rare among humans that help the rest of us. The exploration of human genetics is revealing new targets to combat heart disease among atypical variants. Mutations in genes that play a role in heart health are the inspiratio...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New Study Links Exercise to Better Self-Control

Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control.

– University of Kansas

Behavior Modification

Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked by Genes, Reveals Penn-led Study

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has become a global epidemic affecting more than 380 million people worldwide; yet there are knowledge gaps in understanding the etiology of type-2 diabetes. T2D is also a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD)...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Genetics

Leading LVAD Expert Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Newer LVAD Device, HeartMate3

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Lunch Packing Tips for Parents and Students

Whether you’re a parent filling your child’s lunchbox, or a university student on a budget, UNLV instructor and registered dietitian nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips for keeping that midday meal nutritious, delicious, and affordable.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Federal Preemption of Taxes on State and Local Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Not Warranted

Federal and state government can alter or hinder state and local activity through a legal mechanism called preemption – when a higher level of government blocks the action of a lower level of government. A new study evaluates whether it could it be...

– Tufts University

American Journal of Preemptive Medicine, Aug-2017; R01HL130735

West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine Partner on New Childhood Obesity Program

In September, the West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine will begin offering Healthy Weight and Your Child, the first pilot program in Illinois designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a health...

– Loyola University Health System





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