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Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Add Competition to Improve Results

A clinical trial using a behaviorally designed gamification program found competition worked better than support or collaboration to increase daily step counts

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET


Food Insecurity in Toddler Years Linked to Poor Health, But Not Obesity

When young children grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods, known as food insecurity, they are more likely to experience poor overall health, hospitalizations, and developmental problems, but they do not have a specific higher risk ...

– University of Maryland Medical Center

Pediatrics, September 9, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2019 at 00:10 ET


High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women in the US has Increased 13-folds Since 1970

Pregnant women diagnosed with chronic hypertension, or persistent high blood pressure, are more at risk for pregnancy-related complications, maternal death and adverse outcomes for their newborns.

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hypertension. ;0:HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12968


Shifting weight in shift workers: world first study

If you’re one of Australia’s 1.4 million shift workers, you’ll know that managing irregular hours can be hard, disrupting normal eating and sleeping patterns, and reducing the opportunity for regular exercise.

– University of South Australia


Taxing Sweetened Drinks by the Amount of Sugar Could Cut Obesity & Boost Economic Gains

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has conc...

– New York University

Science

Embargo expired on 05-Sep-2019 at 14:00 ET


Overweight Kids Actually Eat Less Right After Stressful Events

People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fueled by the appetite-stimulating stress hormone cortisol.

– University of Michigan

Psychosomatic Medicine


Obesity Pandemic Shifting Cancer to Younger People

A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65. The most notab...

– Case Western Reserve University

JAMA Network Open


Weight-Loss Surgery Associated with 40% Reduction in Risk of Death and Heart Complications in Patients with Diabetes and Obesity, Study Shows

A large Cleveland Clinic study shows that weight-loss surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events than usual medical care. These patients also lost mo...

– Cleveland Clinic

JAMA

Embargo expired on 02-Sep-2019 at 02:30 ET


During September, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spotlights Awareness and Treatment of Malnutrition

Preventing a patient from becoming malnourished can shorten his or her hospital stay, decrease hospital fees and, most importantly, improve the patient’s quality of life.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Small Units Help People Eat More Veggies

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors

– University of Georgia

Food Quality and Preference


High-Protein Bedtime Snacks No Problem for Active Women

In a study of women weight lifters, nutrition scientists at FSU showed that protein consumption before bed compared to protein consumption during the day does not disturb overnight belly fat metabolism or whole-body fat burn.

– Florida State University

Journal of Nutrition


High Fat Diet During Pregnancy Slows Learning in Offspring, Rat Study Suggests

In a bid to further explore how a mother-to-be’s diet might affect her offspring’s brain health, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that pregnant and nursing rats fed high fat diets have offspring that grow up to be slower than expecte...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Experimental Neurology; HD093338, MH108944


Kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to be obese as adults

Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University.

– Cornell University

Health & Place


Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression.

– Aarhus University

Translational Psychiatry


Announcements


$3.3M NIH grant to support health in Detroit

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating green spaces in the city.

– Michigan State University


Expert Pitch


Avoid the freshman 15

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Miscellaneous


Soft Drinks Associated With Risk of Death in Population-Based Study in 10 European Countries

Greater consumption of soft drinks, including both sugar- and artificially sweetened, was associated with increased risk of overall death in a population-based study of nearly 452,000 men and women from 10 European countries.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 03-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

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