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More Than One in Three Low- and Middle-Income Countries Face Both Extremes of Malnutrition: Twin Presence of Obesity and Undernutrition Reflects Shifts in Food Systems

A new approach is needed to help reduce undernutrition and obesity at the same time, as the issues become increasingly connected due to rapid changes in countries’ food systems. This is especially important in low- and middle-income countries, acco...

– World Health Organization (WHO)

The Lancet

Embargo expired on 15-Dec-2019 at 18:30 ET


Genetic Syndrome of Intellectual Disability Fixed in Mice Using Precision Epigenome Editing

Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which causes intellectual disability and obesity in people...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; DA041208, MH091230, MH094268, MH104341, MH117790, AT008547, ZIAHD008898, S10OD016374


Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

A team of researchers that includes a faculty member at the University of Georgia has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity, creating the possibility scientists can someday develop therapeutics to address overeat...

– University of Georgia

Nature Communications


Do summer holidays undo the good work of school?

As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there’s no doubt parents will see an increase in kids’ screen time, snack time and general relaxation. After a busy school year, it’s well-deserved, but could this change in activity ...

– University of South Australia

BMC Public Health


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says ‘Bah, Humbug’ to Holiday Weight Gain with Healthful Desserts

With just a few simple ingredient swaps, making a healthful dessert is not a contradiction in terms.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans


Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeachmen...

– Cedars-Sinai


Announcements


Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, Director of the Mount Sinai Bone Program, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

– Mount Sinai Health System

Science, Nov-2019


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Nutrition expert available to comment on BMJ food labeling research

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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