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Slower Calorie Burn during Pregnancy May Mean More Retained Baby Weight in Obese Black Moms

Differences in the way women with obesity burn calories during pregnancy may be a contributor to long-term postpartum weight retention in black moms, according to researchers in Baton Rouge, La. Their new study shows that despite similar levels of fo...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018

Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET

Low Total Testosterone in Men Widespread, Linked to Chronic Disease

New research finds that more men have suboptimal testosterone levels than previously known, and it may be putting these men at risk.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientific Reports

Scientists Re-Create Brain Neurons to Study Obesity and Personalize Treatment

Scientists have re-created brain neurons of obese patients using "disease in a dish" technology, offering a new method to study the brain's role in obesity and possibly help tailor treatments to specific individuals.

– Cedars-Sinai

Cell Stem Cell, Apr 19, 2018

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes

An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes. The findings are...

– University of California San Diego Health

PLOS ONE; AG07181; AG028507; DK31801

Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients

A phase I clinical trial at UC San Diego Health is testing the accuracy of a needleless glucose monitor that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo to read blood sugar levels. The sensor was developed by University of California San Diego Jacobs...

– University of California San Diego Health

Characterizing ‘Keyhole’ Is First Step to Fighting Obesity at Cellular Level

A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.

– Vanderbilt University

Nature; National Science Foundation; National Science Foundation ; National Institutes of Health; National Institutes of Health

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 13:00 ET

Leptin’s Neural Circuit Identified

Scientists identified a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism mediating the hormone leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects and found two mechanisms underlying leptin’s inhibition of appetite. The work in mice advanc...

– Tufts University

Nature, April 2018 / R21NS097922, T32NS061764-09, K01DK094943, R01DK108797, P30DK046200

Using Tapeworms for Weight Loss Is Dangerous; Ideas Behind It Are Perpetuated by Society’s Ideals of Being Thin and Losing Weight Says @Binghamtonu Professor

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Study on Arthritis Trends in the U.S. Turns Up Some Unexpected Results

To get a closer look at prevalence and age-related trends of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis in the U.S., a study examined nationally representative data from 43,706 participants aged 20 years and older, turning up s...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Public Health

Adolescents’ Cooking Skills Strongly Predict Future Nutritional Well-Being

Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education an...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Obesity Linked with Higher Chance of Developing Rapid, Irregular Heart Rate

People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

American Journal of Cardiology

People with Type 2 Diabetes Who Eat Breakfast Later, More Likely to Have a Higher BMI

Being an “evening person” is linked to higher body mass indices among people with Type 2 diabetes, and having breakfast later in the day seems to be what drives this association, according to a new paper in the journal Diabetic Medicine.Obesity i...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Diabetic Medicine





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