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Parents: Think Twice Before You Pressure Your Picky Eater

Seriously, does anyone really like peas? More importantly, should parents pressure kids to eat them anyway, and does it hurt or help the child?

– University of Michigan

Science Direct

Embargo expired on 30-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Diabetes Drugs Act as Powerful Curb for Immune Cells in Controlling Disease-causing Inflammation

A common class of drugs used to treat diabetes exerts a powerful check on macrophages by controlling the metabolic fuel they use to generate energy. Keeping macrophages from going overboard on the job may inhibit the onset of obesity and diabetes fol...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Genes and Development ; R01DK049780-24

Why Bariatric Surgery Wait Times Have Nearly Doubled in 10 Years

Eligible patients are increasingly facing longer waits for operations proven to help them safely lose weight that endangers their health. And waiting longer doesn’t improve safety, according to a new study by Michigan Medicine.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Annals of Surgery

Taking Oats Beyond the Breakfast Aisle

A food scientist will further improve a near-infrared spectrometer calibration as a single platform for determining the quality of oats and develop new products that take oats beyond the breakfast aisle through a new NIFA grant.

– South Dakota State University

Cereal Foods World, jan-Feb 2018

Fat Production and Burning are Synchronized in Livers of Mice with Obesity

Mice fed a fattening diet develop new liver circadian rhythms that impact the way fat is accumulated and simultaneously burned. The team found that as liver fat production increases, surprisingly, so does the body’s ability to burn fat. These oppos...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

A pilot clinical trial by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss. The study,...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

FASEB Journal

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Preliminary results of the SPRINT MIND trial found that lowering one’s systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Medical Minute: Small Changes Can Make Big Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Diabetes risk higher among LGBQ teens than heterosexual teens, study finds

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.

– Northwestern University

Pediatric Diabetes; R01AA024409


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