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Newswise: Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Released: 23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Queen's University Belfast

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

Newswise: Parent Confidence Is Key to Keeping Kids From Unhealthy Foods
Released: 20-Jan-2020 11:05 PM EST
Parent Confidence Is Key to Keeping Kids From Unhealthy Foods
University of South Australia

As the countdown to a new school year begins, many parents will soon find themselves facing the often-arduous task of filling the school lunchbox which, despite the best of intentions, often ends up containing more junk food than nutrition. Cutting kids’ consumption of unhealthy food is the focus on a new study by the University of South Australia and Flinders University, where lead researcher and PhD candidate Brittany Johnson says there is clear connection between parents’ motivations, and their children’s intake of unhealthy foods.

4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
NAFLD Patients Less Likely to Lose Weight, Need More Effective Weight Loss Strategies
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were less likely to achieve a medically recommended five percent loss of body weight at three months

Released: 28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
High-Protein Bedtime Snacks No Problem for Active Women
Florida State University

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.

Released: 23-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating
Frontiers

With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly as much food as the entire net production of sub-Saharan Africa - about 230 million tonnes per year.

Newswise: Researchers Find Genetic Links to Child Obesity across Diverse Ethnic Groups
Released: 22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find Genetic Links to Child Obesity across Diverse Ethnic Groups
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. The Early Growth Genetics Consortium added to evidence that genetic influences on obesity operate across the lifespan.

Released: 22-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Improves Some Outcomes in Severely Obese Patients
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a study in the August 21, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 9-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children
University of Helsinki

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity.

Newswise: Scientists Bioengineer Human Liver Disease in the Lab to Find New Treatments
23-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Scientists Bioengineer Human Liver Disease in the Lab to Find New Treatments
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Scientists successfully bioengineered human liver organoids that faithfully mimic key features of fatal liver disease in the laboratory. This allowed them to uncover underlying disease biology in the organoids and test a potential therapy that in preclinical lab tests reversed an often-fatal childhood condition called Wolman disease.


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