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EAT-Lancet Report’s Recommendations Are Achievable if Nutrition Education Is Included, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

EAT–Lancet


Tiny Generators Turn Body Motion Into Weight Control and Wound-Healing Therapies

Bioengineers have developed implantable and wearable nanogenerators that create electrical pulses when compressed by body motions. The pulses controlled weight gain and enhanced healing of skin wounds in rat models.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nat Commun, Dec-2018; ACS Nano, Dec-2018; EB021336; CA014520


Study Finds Following Heart Health Guidelines Also Reduces Diabetes Risk

Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Diabetologia

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2019 at 00:05 ET


Gastric bypass surgery may benefit muscle strength more than previously thought

Gastric bypass surgery improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2019 at 14:00 ET


UNLV Startup Uses Genes to Create Personalized Diets

Food Genes and Me is a site and software that lets users figure out health risks and how to solve them within minutes.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Personality Type Could Shape Attitudes Toward Body Weight of Others, Researchers Say

Researchers found that personality traits have a significant bearing on a person’s attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination.

– Florida State University

Personality and Individual Differences


Tap or bottled? Water composition impacts health benefits of tea

Here’s to sipping a cupful of health: Green tea steeped in bottled water has a more bitter taste, but it has more antioxidants than tea brewed using tap water, according to new Cornell University food science research published in Nutrients.

– Cornell University

Nutrients, Jan-2019


UCI-led study reveals how fasting can improve overall health and protect against aging-associated diseases

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection a...

– University of California, Irvine

Cell Reports, Dec-2018


Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Rever...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

R01HL054732; P01AG033456; Nature Communications


UTHealth drives forward programs to stop childhood obesity

Two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million will support the efforts of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to combat obesity and help Texas children achieve healthy lifestyles through the mission of the Michael & Susan De...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

R01HD097669; 000084100001

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