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Addressing Weight Stigma in Childhood Obesity

The Obesity Society Perspective paper encourages patient-centered approach to childhood obesity

– Obesity Society


Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET

Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expres...

– Northwestern University

Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstruct...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Metabolism; K24 HD069408; P30 DK092924; P30 DK040561; 2K24DK081913; R01 HD034568; UG3OD023286; 1U54CA155626

The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

How to Prepare for Big Thanksgiving Meals

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nutrition-Focused Medical Exams Result in Increased Reimbursement for Health Care Systems

A new pilot project has been developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that trains registered dietitian nutritionists to perform a nutrition-focused physical exam that is used to diagnose malnourished hospitalized patients. According to a n...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Study Finds Dieting Combined with High-Intensity Exercise Helpful in Reducing Risk of Weight Regain

Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

American Journal of Physiology

What Counts as ‘Nature’? It All Depends

University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn describes “environmental generational amnesia” as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it’s born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm...

– University of Washington

Children, Youth and Environments

Does this One Gene Fuel Obesity?

New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B – carried by millions of Americans – could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Baby Steps Will Not Help You Reach Big Goals, Healthy Lifestyle Expert Says

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Both Obese and Anorexic Women Have Low Levels of ‘Feel Good’ Neurosteroid

Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


New Restaurant Menu Labeling Guidelines Important but Insufficient in Obesity Fight, According to Virginia Tech Expert

– Virginia Tech

UB Researcher Targets Specific Areas of the Brain to Better Understand Obesity, Drug Addiction

Mietlicki-Baase is one of a handful of researchers studying amylin’s effects on food reward and how amylin signaling in the brain differs between males and females.

– University at Buffalo

Save Yourself the Holiday Food Stress with 8 Simple Healthy Eating Strategies

When an average slice of pumpkin pie and scoop of vanilla ice cream can contain 46 grams of sugar – nearly twice the recommended daily added sugar intake of 25 grams for women and well above the recommendation of 36 grams for men– the holidays ca...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 08:55 ET

Weight Bias May Impede Care for Patients with Obesity

If ignored, healthcare providers' biases and misconceptions may impede how patients with obesity are diagnosed and cared for, leading to poor patient outcomes, according to an article in the journal AACN Advanced Critical Care.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Advanced Critical Care, Fall 2017

UCI Review Points to Long-Term Negative Impact of High Protein Diets

High protein diets may lead to long-term kidney damage among those suffering from chronic chronic kidney disease, according to research led by nephrologist Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, of the University of California, Irvine.

– University of California, Irvine

New England Journal of Medicine





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