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Obesity tied to weakened response to taste

Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience


The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly as much food as the entire net production of sub-Saharan Africa - about 230 million tonn...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Nutrition


Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care settings. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are limited, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with a not-for-profit animal organization t...

– Florida Atlantic University

Stress and Health


Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Improves Some Outcomes in Severely Obese Patients

In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a study in the August 21, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The jou...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery


Researchers Find Genetic Links to Child Obesity across Diverse Ethnic Groups

An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. The Early Growth Genetics Consortium added to evidence that genetic influences...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Human Molecular Genetics, online July 5, 2019; HD056465


UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant 

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is one of five institutions sharing a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a multi-scale integrative approach to digital health. This collaborative, multi-institution grant will be...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat is Good for People’s Health

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. Their study in the journal Nature adds to our knowledge about the role of brown fat in human health and cou...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature; Rutgers Today


Changes to Abdominal Muscles After Pregnancy May Affect 'Tummy Tuck' Results

Especially in women who have had multiple pregnancies, widening and thinning of the abdominal muscles may contribute to problems with the outcomes of abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") surgery, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstruc...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


What Drives Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes? Not Glucose, Says New Research

Research led by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., disproved the conventional wisdom that glucose was the primary driver of chronic inflammation in type 2 diabetes. The data might change opinion of tight glycemic control as the optimal strategy for type 2 d...

– University of Kentucky

Cell Metab. 2019 Jul 25; R01DK108056; P01DK46200


New Risk/Benefit Calculator Can Predict Possible Outcomes for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patients

A new surgical risk/benefit calculator will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair

New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East...

– Monday Campaigns


‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are in awe over all the support shown for their dog rescue shelter simulation game, whose $16,000 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter was reached in just over 48 hours.“We have been totally blown a...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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