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Stuck on the couch? Good exercise habits derailed by common food additive

Inorganic phosphate, a food additive and preservative used in up to 70 percent of food in the American diet, may be contributing to couch potato behavior.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Obese mice lose anxiety when ‘zombie cells’ exit their brain

Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of "zombie" or senescent cells in the brain, and that those cells, in turn, are linked to anxiety. When senolytic drugs are used to clear those cells, the a...

– Mayo Clinic

Cell Metabolism

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Smoking During Pregnancy Increases the Risk that Your Baby Will Become Obese

Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life

– University of Kentucky

Experimental Physiology Nov-2018; 1R56ES025188; R01ESO22223; 15POST25110002

Could this widely used food additive cause celiac disease?

Myths about gluten are hard to bust. Intolerance, allergy, sensitivity, hypersensitivity. What is what? Celiac disease is none of these things. It is an autoimmune disorder, where gluten triggers the immune system to attack the gut. It is common, li...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Pediatrics

Research reveals overweight dogs may live shorter lives

New research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights.

– University of Liverpool

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

FSU research finds religious involvement impacts women’s body mass

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement. The findings, by Associate Professor...

– Florida State University

Journal of Religion and Health

Ratones obesos se libran de la ansiedad al despejar células “zombi” del cerebro

Los científicos de Mayo Clinic y sus colaboradores lograron demostrar en ratones que la obesidad aumenta la cantidad de células “zombi” o células senescentes en el cerebro y que dichas células, a su vez, se vinculan con ansiedad.

– Mayo Clinic

Cell Metabolism

Study sheds light on the function of a long-mysterious PCSK9 mutation

Researchers investigating variations in experimental results between a test tube and liver cells have found a new way for PCKS9's interaction with a liver surface proteoglycan to occur.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Lipid Research, Jan-2019; K08 HL124068; LRP HMOT1243

Rush’s MIND Diet Again Ranked Among Best

For the fourth consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked among the top five diets in multiple categories by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Diets” list....

– Rush University Medical Center

Dietetics major helps improve college wellness programming

Analysis of students' insight and suggestions regarding how to encourage their peers to develop healthy lifestyle, including stress management, is helping improve college wellness programming.

– South Dakota State University

Foods for Healthy Aging

Eating healthy, less of a priority for many in their youthful years, becomes all the more necessary as the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions increases as you get older.

– LifeBridge Health

We Don’t Diet: We Lose Weight!

The South Bronx is notorious for its high obesity and diabetes rates---the highest in New York State. But a group of community health educators, is fighting this trend with new success. Peer leaders are helping other diabetics in the South Bronx neig...

– Health People

Stop smoking without packing on the pounds

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. As you re-invent yourself as a non-smoker, here are three straightforward ways to combat weight gain and keep you distracted while coming off that smoking habi...

Expert Available

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Tips for making resolutions work

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions.Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. For this New Year, revise your goal-setting ...

Expert Available

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Best of 2018: Healthcare policy and research

Experts and research on important topics in the healthcare system

– Newswise

A New Year, a New You: RDNs Share Their Top Health Tips

CHICAGO –Many people view the start of a new year as an opportunity to accomplish big goals: losing 20 pounds, running a marathon or hitting the gym every day at dawn. Such lofty goals, especially without a game plan on how to accomplish them, ofte...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

New research shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol can lead to life-threatening liver disease

A new USC study provides new insight on how dietary fat and cholesterol drive the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

– Keck Medicine of USC

Hepatology, December 2018

Diabetes drug could be used to treat common heart failure syndrome, study suggests

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a condition that is predicted to affect over 8...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of General Physiology, January 2018; HL062881; HL118524; TNE-13CVD04; StG282078; T32GM084905

Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Coalition Partner to Submit Joint Comments to the NIH’s Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research

Call to include Eating Disorders in the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force Strategic Plan

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)





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