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Efforts to Track Food Intake on Smartphone App Impacted by Day of Week but Not Season of Year

Dietary self-monitoring is a key component of successful behavioral weight loss interventions and is essential for facilitating other behavior change techniques (eg, setting goals, providing behavioral feedback). Few studies, however, have examined w...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET


Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in the...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Mechanism That Converts White Fat to Brown Identified

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of Experim...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, February 2018; BtN/AIR 4-2432/2014; ANGIOFAT 250021; 521-2011-4091; 11 0564; M114/12; 16-10


Penn Study on Super-Silenced DNA Hints at New Ways to Reprogram Cells

Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Molecular Cell; P01 GM099134, F31 DK107183, R01 110174, R01 AI118891


New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight? How Far Is Too Far?

– Cornell College


No Pain No Gain? When It Comes to Workout Effectiveness, Pain Does Not Necessarily Equal Gain, Says University Hospitals Avon Health Center Physical Therapist Heather Henry

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


The Harmful Effects of Processed Carbs Supported by a New Study Published in AACC’s Journal Clinical Chemistry

Innovative research published in the Obesity issue of AACC’s journal, Clinical Chemistry, demonstrates that people are at greater risk for obesity if they produce higher than normal levels of insulin after eating processed carbohydrates. These find...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Clinical Chemistry, Jan-2018


Blacks’ High Diabetes Risk Is Driven by Obesity, Not Mystery

In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports a large new Northwestern Medicine study.

– Northwestern University

JAMA


Research That Is Unraveling the Puzzle of Obesity Showcased in January Issue of AACC’s Journal Clinical Chemistry

Laboratory medicine experts are using genomics, metabolomics, and other cutting-edge clinical testing methods to advance the understanding of obesity. A special issue of AACC’s journal Clinical Chemistry, “Obesity: Innovative Approaches to Overco...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Clinical Chemistry, Jan-2018


Top 10 Healthy Tips for 2018 Include Not 'Drinking' Your Fruit, 10,000 Steps a Day and Maintaining a Gratitude Attitude.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Are You Metabolically Flexible? Your New Year’s Resolutions May Depend on It

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method for assessing mitochondrial function and a 'metabolic rehab' program to improve it

– University of Colorado Boulder


Study Explores Impact of Obesity on Bone Marrow Cells

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine highlights the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of blood-making stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells). Published Dec. 27 and conducted largely in genetic models of obe...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Journal of Experimental Medicine, Dec. 27, 2017

Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 09:00 ET


Achieve 2018 Resolutions with Big Changes, Not Baby Steps, Expert Says

– Arizona State University (ASU)


Why the Y? Older Adults Need Support for Healthy Weight Loss in 2018

Researchers at Wake Forest University say adults 60+ whose New Year’s resolution is to lose weight succeed with an inexpensive and accessible solution: classes at community fitness centers such as the YMCA.

– Wake Forest University


4 Ways to Troubleshoot Weight Loss, According to a Physician

The question is a logical one. New fad diets and exercise plans make big promises, but progress is never as easy as the hype suggests.

Expert Available

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


New Year’s Resolution for Older Adults: Lose Weight the Right Way

If shedding some of those extra pounds is your goal for the new year, are you sure you’re losing the right kind of weight? Health and exercise science professor Kristen Beavers of Wake Forest University has a challenge for older adults resolving to...

– Wake Forest University


Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help

As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from ...

Expert Available

– Baylor University


The Not So Sweet Side of Christmas

A new video by the University of Warwick highlights a bitter side to our sugar consumption at Christmas. The short film highlights how excessive consumption of sugar can affect our health – and how the sugar trade in the past and today has caused...

– University of Warwick

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