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Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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Obesity Amplifies Genetic Risk of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways.

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Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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Vitamin A, Nutrient, Obesity, Diabetes, Body Mass, Fat

Vitamin A + High-Fat Diet = Increased Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

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‘Diet’ Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

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High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden “diet” foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.

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American Society for Nutrition , Nutrition, Sodium, Potassium, Sodium Reduction Guidlines, Calcium, Magnesium, Dietary Guidelines For Americans, Blood Pressure, salt, Framingham Offspring Study, Cardiovascular Health

Low-Sodium Diet Might Not Lower Blood Pressure

A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn’t associated with lower blood pressure. The study adds to growing evidence that current recommendations for sodium intake may be misguided.

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JAMA Study, Clinical Trials Offer Fresh Hope for Kids with Rare Brain Disease

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Anna Gunby can’t run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can’t identify colors. She can’t count objects. Her attention span is short.

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AHA Awards UAB a $3.7 Million Grant to Further Generational Obesity Research

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A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.

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Starvation Prompts Body Temperature, Blood Sugar Changes to Tolerate Next Food Limitation

Rats that have experienced past episodes of limited food resources make physiological adaptations that may extend their lives the next time they are faced with starvation. New research about starvation physiology will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.







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