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Drug abuse viewed as the top health problem for Chicago youth

Chicago adults identified drug abuse, obesity, and child abuse and neglect as the top three big health problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to results from a new survey developed by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital ...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lurie Childrens

Alcohol Intake May Be Key to Long-term Weight Loss for People with Diabetes

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) suggests that alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases

An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington Universi...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Network Open, Nov. 30, 2018

Small Changes to Cafeteria Design Can Get Kids to Eat Healthier, New Assessment Tool Finds

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests ways to approach this problem in elementary school cafeterias, especially for high-risk and underserved student populations.

– University of Notre Dame

BMC Public Health

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Cost and Weight-Loss Potential Matter Most to Bariatric Surgery Patients

New study at Michigan Medicine reveals the most commonly performed bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, doesn't fit the top qualities that surveyed patients want out of their weight loss journey.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surgery

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

Views of ideal female appearance in China are changing

Young women in China experiencing more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media are also altering their views of female beauty. A new study looks into whether these factors are leading to eating disorders and weight and ...

– University of Delaware

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

The ‘Clean Plate’ Mentality Drives US to Overeat--So Much That We Lie to Ourselves About How Unhealthy It Is. ‘to-Go’ Bags Can Help

We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by Vanderbilt's Kelly Haws.

– Vanderbilt University

Appetite, Vol. 133

Fatty Liver Disease

Millions of Americans have no idea that they have fatty liver disease. This growing problem will soon be the number one reason for liver transplantation, overtaking hepatitis C. Holiday overindulgence in alcohol and food could make the problem dramat...

– Houston Methodist

New Speakers Announced for Inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, November 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C.

Additional speakers are being announced today for the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, which will be held November 29 and 30 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Weight Likely Cause for One-Fourth of Asthma Cases in Kids With Obesity

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with...

– Duke Health

Pediatrics; CDRN-1306-01556

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

Texas Biomed Scientists Targeting Factors Involved in Hispanic Childhood Obesity

Are there changes that affect genes and fuel a person’s propensity to develop obesity? That’s a question under study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Associate Scientist Melanie Carless, Ph.D., is Principal Investigator of a $3 million, fo...

– Texas Biomedical Research Institute


Obesity a major – but hardly the only – reason behind rise in type 2 diabetes

“The increase in diabetes in our society is almost certainly driven by the increase in obesity,” says Alain Bertoni, M.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine. “But not everybody who has diabetes is obese and not everybody who is obese has diabet...

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– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center





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