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Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too: Making a Mediterranean Diet Work Down Under

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there’s no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat consumers worldwide. But with statistics showing that most Au...

– University of South Australia


Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2019 at 01:00 ET

“Seeing Others Suffer Is Too Stressful”: Why People Buy, Trade, Donate Medications on the Black Market

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the “black market” for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Colora...

– University of Utah Health

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2019 at 12:00 ET

Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness, save lives

Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2019 at 11:00 ET

How much will we eat in the future?

The amount of food needed to feed the world's population in the future is of vital importance. To date, scientists have only considered this question from the perspective of how much food people can afford to buy

– University of Göttingen


Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagno...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Metabolism

The Medical Minute: Progress slow against pancreatic cancer

Researchers are still trying to find ways of catching pancreatic cancer early – or better yet, preventing it altogether. Meantime, here’s what patients need to know.

– Penn State Health

New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease

A new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between obesity and gum disease.

– Case Western Reserve University

British Dental Journal

Embargo expired on 03-Dec-2019 at 07:05 ET

Eating whole fruit linked with a reduction in blood pressure

New research, published in a recent issue of the journal Nutrients, shows eating whole fruit is linked with a reduction in blood pressure for both men and women. The study also found added dietary sugar is linked to blood pressure levels in older wom...

– University of Delaware


Can obesity limit antiarrhythmic drug effectiveness?

A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the first to show that some antiarrhythmic medications used to treat AFib are less effective in patients who are obese. The results of this study, which followed more than 300 p...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Cardiology


Can the state of Alabama conquer its biggest health challenges? It's a Grand Challenge, and one state university is determined to prevail

For far too long, Alabama’s residents have seen their health statuses languish when compared to those of other states. Often, Alabama is a punchline when it comes to obesity, diabetes and the overall health of its people. But the consequences, unfo...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

$2.9M funds new UIC study on sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers will study patients with sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Mercy Medical Center to Launch the Maryland Bariatric Center

Noted bariatric specialist Kuldeep Singh, MD, FACS, MBA, FASMBS, has joined Mercy Medical Center to establish a new clinical program: The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, scheduled to open in January 2020.

– Mercy Medical Center


Metformin Improves Diet-induced Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism





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