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Scientists Block RNA Silencing Protein in Liver to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes in Mice

Obesity and its related ailments like type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease pose a major global health burden, but researchers report in Nature Communications that blocking an RNA-silencing protein in the livers of mice keeps the animals from getti...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Nature Communications, Sept. 10, 2018

NYU Awarded Boost of Over $65M for Research on Environmental Influences on Children’s Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded New York University nearly $66 million over the next five years to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children’s health. This new funding is an extension of a previous award of...

– New York University

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Endocrine Society Honors Endocrinology Field’s Leaders with 2019 Laureate Awards

The Endocrine Society today announced it has chosen 13 leading endocrinologists as winners of its prestigious 2018 Laureate Awards, the top honors in the field.

– Endocrine Society

Embargo expired on 06-Sep-2018 at 09:00 ET

Penn Nursing Study Highlights Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy as Possible Risk Factor for Later Obesity in Children with Autism

Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have obesity compared to their peers with typical development,...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Scientists Identify Hormone Link Between Diabetes and Hypertension

Physician researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center say increased levels of the hormone aldosterone, already associated with hypertension, can play a significant role in the development of diabetes, p...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Journal of the American Heart Association

Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2018 at 05:00 ET

Tailoring Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Obesity Based on How the Brain Responds

Precision lifestyle medicine is an emerging field that tailors behavioral treatments and lifestyle modification recommendations based on an individual’s genetics, lifestyle and environment.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in co...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC to Lead Study of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Obese and Diabetic Patients

Surgical site infections are a significant complication that can prevent proper wound healing, require expensive treatment and may even lead to death in severe cases. Patients with higher body mass indices and with diabetes have an increased risk of ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Fighting Obesity – Could It Be as Plain as Dirt?

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity – and it is as plain as dirt!

– University of South Australia

Pharmaceutical Research

For Children, Immersion in a Rainforest Lifestyle Can Lead to More Diverse Gut Microbes

Can immersing yourself in a South American jungle and the high-fiber, unprocessed diet of its villagers make your gut microbes more diverse? And could it have benefits for people with obesity, type 1 diabetes and other disorders? A study led by Rutge...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Discouraged by current exercise recommendations? New Beaumont research shows significant cardiac benefit with less exercise

Middle-aged and older women who exercise moderately to vigorously, three times a week for at least 30 minutes, were able to significantly reduce cardiac risk factors in just six months.

– Beaumont Health

American College of Sports Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity. The new method is highlighted in a study published in Sci...

– Cedars-Sinai

Scientific Reports





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