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Increased Breast Cancer Risk Seen in Postmenopausal Women with High Body-Fat Levels Despite Normal BMI

The risk of invasive breast cancer is increased in postmenopausal women with a normal body mass index (BMI) but higher levels of body fat, meaning that a large portion of the population has an unrecognized risk of developing cancer.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes

Clock Protein Controls Daily Cycle of Gene Expression by Regulating Chromosome Loops

It’s well known that the human body functions on a 24-hour, or circadian, schedule. The up-and-down daily cycles of a long-studied clock protein called Rev-erb coordinates the ebb and flow of gene expression by tightening and loosening loops in chr...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

R01 DK45586, NIH R01 DK106027, NIH T32GM007170, T32 GM008216, F30 DK112507

Rapidly Measuring Beta-Glucan Content in Oats

It's the beta-glucan that gives oats its cholesterol-lowering power and now food scientists have a quick, accurate way of measuring it.

– South Dakota State University

Enzyme Plays a Key Role in Calories Burned Both During Obesity and Dieting

Ever wonder why obese bodies burn less calories or why dieting often leads to a plateau in weight loss? In both cases the body is trying to defend its weight by regulating energy expenditure. In a paper publishing in <i>Cell</i> on February 8, Univer...

– University of California San Diego Health


Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

Study Led By Virginia Mason Physician Links Fruit Juice Consumption With Weight Gain

A new study that analyzed data from more than 49,000 women concludes that drinking 100 percent fruit juice leads to weight gain, while consumption of fresh whole fruit results in weight loss.

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

Preventive Medicine

Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.

– Cornell University

Nutrition Education Intervention Helps Consumers Mitigate the Impact of Advertising, Particularly for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

It is well established that marketing efforts such as advertising are among the factors that can negatively affect health behaviors. Media literacy education can lessen this impact by developing an individual’s skills to critically evaluate marketi...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

How Does Your Brain Code Pizza?

The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium will feature experts in basic science, food science, clinical science and culinary arts discussing brain and behavior in the context of food.

– University of Kentucky


Mouse Study Adds to Evidence Linking Gut Bacteria and Obesity

A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a “garden” of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a substantial role in the development of obesity...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mucosal Immunology; R01GM078238. R01DK083752

Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next. As a result, these shift workers’ biological clocks cannot keep accurate time, potentially mak...

– Texas A&M University

FASEB Journal, Feb-2018; Center for Translational Environmental Health Research ; National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

How Does Your Brain "Code" Pizza?

At the International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, neuroscientists, food scientists, and chefs will discuss food-brain phenomena and their role in health and medicine.

– University of Kentucky






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