Obesity News Source

Tuesday 5-May-2015

UAB Medicine Wellness News

Alan Gertler, MD - Obesity and Heart Disease

Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Anath Shalev, MD - Type 2 Diabetes

Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Recent Research

Nationally Known Experts Available To Discuss Obesity, Related Conditions

–Texas Tech University|2015-05-04

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

–University of Utah Health Sciences|2015-04-30

Obesity Linked to Increased Health Care Costs after Plastic Surgery

After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits—leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

–Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|2015-04-30

Drug That Can Prevent the Onset of Diabetes Is Rarely Used

Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes. New research finds that only 3.7 percent of U.S. adults with pre-diabetes were prescribed metformin during a recent three-year period.

–University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|2015-04-29

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?


A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women.

–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2015-04-29

Even an Hour of TV a Day Ups Risk of Childhood Obesity, Study Finds


Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage families to restrict young children’s TV viewing to prevent unhealthy weight gain.

–University of Virginia Health System|2015-04-29

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder — a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) — akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed only in adults, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study.

–Johns Hopkins Medicine|2015-04-28

Researchers from Montefiore and Einstein to Present Findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Investigators will present data from more than 50 studies on topics including adolescent sexual risk, co-locating behavioral health and primary care services, childhood obesity, asthma and autism.

–Montefiore Medical Center|2015-04-28

Healthy Children’s Menu Items Tied to Healthier Ordering Patterns and Sustained Restaurant Revenue

The first study of its kind evaluating ordering patterns of children’s meals when provided with healthier menu items and changes in restaurant revenues shows potential for both improved children’s health and restaurant growth. This study, published in The Obesity Society’s scientific journal Obesity, shows promise for other restaurateurs looking to promote healthy eating among children while remaining competitive in the marketplace.

–Obesity Society|2015-04-28

Trending Stories Report for 28 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Underage drinking, dieting, electrical engineering, neurology and genetics, Nepal earthquake, breast cancer, and supercomputing.

–Newswise Trends|2015-04-28

Keeping Food Visible Throughout the House Is Linked to Obesity

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen.

–Ohio State University|2015-04-28

Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety


Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

–Nationwide Children's Hospital|2015-04-27

How to Short Circuit Hunger

The drive to tame gnawing hunger can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. Now, investigators have identified the brain circuit that underlies this powerful physiological state, providing a promising new target for the development of weight-loss drugs.

–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2015-04-27

Overeating? It’s Not by Accident

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains how food sciences contributes to overeating.

–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine|2015-04-27

Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: exercise and obesity, Focused Ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids, neurology, diet supplements and cancer (day 4 in top 10), genetics, geology, skin cancer, sleep and Alzheimer's, and water conservation.

– Newswise|2015-04-24

Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally


A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

–Texas A&M University|2015-04-24

Strength vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Researchers look at which form of exercise—strength, endurance or a combination of both—work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study participants. Results are published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

–American Physiological Society (APS)|2015-04-23

Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?

Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit.

–American Physiological Society (APS)|2015-04-22

Clinical Studies Show Nutrient Bar (The “Chori-Bar”) Results In Broad Scale Health Improvements After Only Two Months


A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar (the “CHORI-bar”) conceived by Drs. Bruce Ames and Mark K. Shigenaga at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese (OW/OB) otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consumption of the bar for two months also reduced chronic inflammation, and initiated a reduction in weight and waist circumference.

–UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland|2015-04-22

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