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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors
– University of Georgia
Food Quality and Preference
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
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
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
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
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
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
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