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Sunday 25-Sep-2016

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Does Sleep Affect Child Obesity?


One in five Mexican-American children is obese, according to national statistics. While scientists agree that diet and exercise play a role in obesity, studies also suggest that children who don’t get enough sleep may also be at increased risk for obesity. A new study by Suzanna Martinez, Ph.D., aims to find out whether Mexican-American children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and being less physically active.

–University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources|2016-09-21

Bile Acid Uptake Inhibitor Prevents NASH/Fatty Liver in Mice

Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have shown. The findings suggest that these drugs, known as ASBT inhibitors, could be a viable clinical strategy to address NASH, an increasingly common liver disease. The results are scheduled for publication in Science Translational Medicine on September 21, 2016.

–Emory Health Sciences|2016-09-21

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awarded $95 Million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health today announced that the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with the research firm RTI International, will receive a seven-year, $95 million grant to analyze the data from its new Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, an initiative designed to understand how the environment influences health beginning in the womb.

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2016-09-21

Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates…

–Newswise Recommends|2016-09-21

Gut Bacteria Differ Between Obese and Lean Youth

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

–Endocrine Society|2016-09-20

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later


Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.

–Baylor University|2016-09-20

Comorbilidades Médicas Ligadas al Trastorno por Atracón: Información Importante para Clínicos y Médicos de Primer Contacto

Reston, VA (Agosto 22, 2016) Los resultados de un nuevo estudio revelan que el trastorno por atracón (TpA) está asociado con un riesgo incrementado de múltiples comorbilidades médicas.

–Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)|2016-09-20

A Tough Day Could Erase the Perks of Choosing ‘Good’ Fat Sources, Study Finds

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture.

–Ohio State University|2016-09-20

Gardening as a Child May Lead College Students to Eat More Veggies


As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables.

–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2016-09-19

Laughter-Based Exercise Program Has Health Benefits, Study Finds


Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

–Georgia State University|2016-09-15

Imaging the Effects of Hunger on the Brain’s Response to Food Cues

Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues. In two newly-published studies, the researchers examined – with unprecedented resolution – the brain circuits responsible for the differences in the way the brain responds to visual food cues during hunger versus satiety.

–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2016-09-14

UAB Partners with Local Organizations to Launch Parks Prescription Program in Birmingham


Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-09-14

More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit


Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.

–Iowa State University|2016-09-13

Fact Check: 5 Myths About Eating with Diabetes

Do a quick online search and you’ll find thousands of diets, tips, products and tricks claiming to lower your blood sugar, or even ‘cure’ diabetes. A diabetes dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center explains the five most common misconceptions she hears when it comes to eating with diabetes.

–Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center|2016-09-13

Global Food Security, Eating Your Greens Could Help Your Game, Lower Cancer Risk with Ginger and Chili Peppers, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise|2016-09-12

Broccoli v. French Fries: Study Finds Appealing to Teens’ Impulse to Rebel Can Curb Unhealthy Eating Habits

A new study finds that by appealing to widely-held adolescent values, it’s possible to reduce unhealthy eating habits and motivate better food choices among adolescents. To capture the motivating power of these values, researchers worked with groups of eighth graders to reshape their perception of healthy eating as an act of independence that serves the purpose of social justice.

–University of Chicago Booth School of Business|2016-09-12

Study Reveals Weight Loss Drug’s Effect on the Brain

A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) reported. In the first study of the drug lorcaserin in the human brain, the research revealed the mechanism underlying the drug’s efficacy and provides insight into which individuals may benefit most from the medication. The paper was published today in the journal Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association.

–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2016-09-12

Men's Hidden Body Fat Fears Fueling Gym Attendance

Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown.

–University of Lincoln|2016-09-09

Open Floor Plans May Lead to More Eating


According to research from the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, dining environments can have serious consequences for eating behaviors.

–University of Notre Dame|2016-09-08

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