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Clinical Program / Research Highlights from Upcoming 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

If you're looking for new story ideas, here is a selection of the more than 100 talks on clinically based topics that will be presented at ACSM's 66th Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people avoid holiday weight gain.

– University of Georgia


Researchers Investigate Hormonal Links Between Diet and Obesity

Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Journal of Biological Chemistry

New Study Estimates Preventable Cancer Burden Linked to Poor Diet in the U.S.

A new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts estimated the association between suboptimal consumption of seven types of foods and specific cancers. They found that poor diet is on par with alcohol, exce...

– Tufts University

JNCI Cancer Spectrum; R01HL115189; R01MD011501

Embargo expired on 22-May-2019 at 12:00 ET

Researchers Identify Genetic Switch that Controls Conversion of Bad to Good Fat

Research findings opens opportunities to offer opportunities to develop new treatments to tackle metabolic diseases, like diabetes.

– University of Utah Health

Genes and Development; R01DK103930; R03DK103089; T32DK091317

Embargo expired on 22-May-2019 at 17:00 ET

Study aims to learn why people in the rural South are less healthy, die sooner

The study will allow researchers to learn what causes the high burden of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Do Diet Beverages Really Increase a Woman’s Stroke Risk?

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association released research study results that suggest drinking diet beverages may increase stroke risk in women over 50.

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– Western Connecticut Health Network

Circadian Mechanism May Not Be Driver Behind Compound Linked to Obesity and Diabetes

SR9009 is a compound that can lead to a wide range of health benefits in animals, including reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Until now, researchers have attributed the effects to SR9009’s role in altering the body’s circadian clock. H...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 20-May-2019 at 15:00 ET

Discovery in mice could help remove roadblock to more insulin production

A new discovery made mainly in mice could provide new options for getting the insulin-making "factories" of the pancreas going again when diabetes and obesity have slowed them down. It could offer new pathways to ramping up insulin supply to get meta...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nature Immunology, DOI:10.1038/s41590-019-0396-z ; DK11174; DK117639; DK089503

Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator of Heart Disease Risk


– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Network Open; HHSN268201500003I, N01-HC-95159, N01-HC-95160, N01-HC-95161, N01-HC-95162, N01-HC-95163, N01-HC-95164, N01-HC-95165, N01-HC-9516

Standards for quality surgical care for older adults finalized by Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

Proposed quality standards for improving the surgical care of older adults received feedback from a sample of North American hospitals, and those deemed most feasible to implement are undergoing pilot testing before a national rollout.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Nutrition 2019 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss new nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019





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