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Alcohol Disorder Screening Tests Fail in Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

People who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a common type of bariatric surgery, are at an increased risk for alcohol-related problems. However, common screening tools that help physicians identify patients at high risk for alcohol use disord...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Annals of Surgery; U01 DK066557, U01-DK66667, UL1-RR024996, U01-DK66568, M01RR-00037, U01-DK66471, U01-DK66526, U01-DK66585, UL1-RR024153, U01-DK66

Obesity linked to increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine i...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Oncology

Are Popular Diets Safe?

Many of the latest popular diets make wild claims while imposing drastic changes to what you can eat.

– Texas A&M University

Low Copper Levels Linked to Fatter Fat Cells

In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

PLOS Biology; DK071865, DK084171, NS072241

Researchers look beyond BMI to predict obesity-related disease risk

Predictors of future diabetes and cardiovascular disease for a person with obesity can be found among their body's metabolites.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Metabolism, Oct. 2018

Have Diabetes and Struggling to Lose Weight?

In a new practice paper, AADE offers creative tips to better manage diabetes and lose weight—a win-win. These tips may help avoid or delay getting type 2 diabetes, especially if someone has been diagnosed with prediabetes. Anyone can benefit from ...

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

New study finds that inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight

A new study from Tufts researchers finds that two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight. In individuals with obesity, this was accompanied by activation of precancerous cellular pathways.

– Tufts University

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Oct-2018

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients' LDL cholesterol and other blood lipids.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Lipid Research, Sept-2018; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (01EA1408A-G)

Reversing Paralysis: Stem Cell Therapy Aims to Repair Spinal Cords Afflicted by Rare Disorder

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – UT Southwestern scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center





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