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People eat more when dining with friends and family -- Study

People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone - a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival, according to a new study. This phenomenon is known as 'social facilitation'.

– University of Birmingham

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


Exploring How a Key Blood Pressure Hormone Works in Males and Females

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone important to the regulation of salt, fluid and potassium in the body. Researchers at the “Metabolic and sex differences in aldosterone responses” symposium will explore the growing body of research that finds sex ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

APS Aldosterone and ENaC in Health and Disease: The Kidney and Beyond Conference

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2019 at 12:30 ET


Sentinels in the Mouth: Special Sensory Cells in the Gums Protect Against Periodontitis

Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth. With the help of bitter taste receptors that also detect byproducts from ...

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Nature Communications; R01 DC014105, R03 DC012413, R01 DC016598, R01 DC013807

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2019 at 05:00 ET


Heart failure and the obesity paradox

While obesity significantly increases your chances of developing heart failure, for those with established heart failure it may confer a survival benefit compared with normal weight or underweight individuals.

– University of Adelaide

Heart


Ho Ho Hold the fries

As Australians head into the holiday season, the focus for many is on family, food, and more ominously, the inevitable weight gain that accompanies a burgeoning social calendar.

– University of South Australia


'Tummy Tuck' Improves Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Patients

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) yields high patient satisfaction and improved quality of life in patients who are overweight or obese – despite a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstruct...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Knock, Knock: In-Home Visits Maybe Key to Reversing Childhood Obesity

Behavioral medicine experts from the Rush University Prevention Center at Rush University Medical Center are going straight to patients’ homes to see if they can find solutions to address childhood obesity. An ongoing study called, “Creating Hea...

– Rush University Medical Center


Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

A University at Albany professor finds that in the United States, only half of people with eating disorders seek help, that certain demographics are less likely than others to seek help, and that persons with eating disorders have a five- to six-fold...

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Mayo Clinic Proceedings; BMC Medicine; Obesity


High-fructose + high-fat diet damages mitochondria in the liver increasing risk of fatty-liver disease and metabolic syndrome

BOSTON – (October 1, 2019) – Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have found that high levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver’s ability to properly metabolize fat. This effect is specific to fructose. Indeed, equally high levels of g...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Cell Metabolism, October 2019


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Serves Up Hot Topics at 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

Behavioral health and cultural competence are just a few of the emerging topics that will be addressed at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM October 26 to October 29 in Philadelphia, Pa.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Miscellaneous


Researchers Identify Role of ‘Hunger Hormone’ in Body Weight, Fat and Blood Sugar Regulation

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology


Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Accelerate Progression of Kidney Disease and Muscle Wasting

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology


Low Body Temperature During Weight Regain Conserves Energy, Maintains High Metabolism

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism

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