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Newswise: Parent confidence is key to keeping kids from unhealthy foods

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Food Science, Nutrition, Obesity,

20-Jan-2020 11:05 PM EST

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    8-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

Channels: Liver Disease, Obesity, Weight Loss, Medical Meetings,

4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Food Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Women's Health, Sports, Sports Medicine,

28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating


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.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Nutrition, Obesity,

23-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Researchers Find Genetic Links to Child Obesity across Diverse Ethnic Groups

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Genetics, Obesity, Grant Funded News, Staff Picks,

22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Bone Health, Obesity, Surgery, Weight Loss,

22-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Food Science, Obesity, Scientific Reports,

9-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Scientists Bioengineer Human Liver Disease in the Lab to Find New Treatments
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    30-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.

Channels: All Journal News, Genetics, Liver Disease, Obesity, Cell (journal),

23-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Is Captain America Obese? New Study Highlights Exaggerated Physical Differences Between Male and Female Superheroes

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research from Binghamton University and SUNY Oswego found that, within the pages of comic books, male superheroes are on average obese, while females are on average close to underweight.

Channels: All Journal News, Evolution and Darwin, Arts and Entertainment, Behavioral Science, Obesity, Psychology and Psychiatry,

1-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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