Using genome editing to inactivate a protein called PCSK9 effectively reduces cholesterol levels in rhesus macaques, the first demonstration of a clinically relevant reduction of gene expression in a large animal model using genome editing. This find...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Nature Biotechnology Embargo expired on 09-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET
Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy a...
– Tufts University
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study cognitive decline and impairment in older adults with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), reports a study in the July/August issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilita...
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that consuming a broth rich in umami—or savory taste—can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesi...
– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Neuropsychopharmacology; 8UL1TR000170; 1UL1TR001102-01
A first-of-its-kind study has found that “skinny fat” – the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Results show that sarcopenic ob...
– Florida Atlantic University
Clinical Interventions in Aging
University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity.
– University of Adelaide
Society of Endocrinology
The diet has been shown to reduce the risk of disease and improve longevity, but most Americans don’t follow it. Dr. Meifang Chen, a researcher at Cal State LA, explains why.
– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
With a simple barcode scan, free new mobile app FoodSwitch -- developed by Northwestern University researchers -- will suggest healthier alternatives to the typical fat-, salt- and sugar- laden packaged foods on grocery store shelves.
If a particu...
– Northwestern University