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Policies Encouraging Healthy Eating Could Greatly Cut Cancer-Related Costs

The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. New modeling research presented at Nutrition 2019 shows that policies using taxes or warning labels to encourage healthier eating could reduce the number of people who develop cancer, ...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 12:45 ET

Do Policies Targeting Sugary Drinks Pay Off?

Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. SSBs include non-diet sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweeten...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 12:45 ET

Weight-Loss Patients at Higher Risk of Death From Substance Use Disorders

The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who’ve had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to University of Pittsburgh research published today in Surgery for Obesity and Relate...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases; U01 DK066557, U01-DK66667, UL1-RR024996, M01RR-00037, U01-DK66471, U01-DK66526, U01-DK66585, UL1-RR024153, U01-DK66555

Bloomberg School Announces 2019 Bloomberg Fellows Cohort

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is announcing its 2019 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five health challenges facing the nation: addiction ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule--and getting different amounts of sleep each night--can put a person at higher risk for obesity

– NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Diabetes Care

Study finds link between burnout and weight gain

Feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Health Psychology

Do Images of Food on Kids’ Clothes Influence Eating Behavior?

As some sweet treat fans celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 7, a pediatrician examines the new trend of donuts showing up on children's clothing.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Eating Behaviors

For kids, weight-based teasing linked to more weight gain

Kids and adolescents who were teased about their weight gained more weight over time, according to a new longitudinal study published May 30 in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Pediatric Obesity

Embargo expired on 30-May-2019 at 00:05 ET

The Medical Minute: The pitfalls of too much screen time

Too much screen time can cause health problems for an adult. Mix it with the turmoil of teen years — or the plasticity of a preschooler’s brain — and it can lead to conditions ranging from obesity to mental health disorders.

– Penn State Health

Bariatric Surgery Can be Safe and Effective for Adolescents

Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teen-agers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Pediatrics





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