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Tuesday 21-Oct-2014

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

Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity

The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.

–Ohio State University|2014-10-21

Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

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Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

–Vanderbilt University|2014-10-21

7 Ways to Feel Full Without Overeating

Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about studies that show eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer.

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2014-10-21

NUS-Led Research Team Develops Novel Solutions to Fight the Obesity Gene

A research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, the common fat mass and obesity-associated gene.

–National University of Singapore|2014-10-20

High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful to Males Than Females, According to New Obesity Research

Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of international investigators found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females.

–Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|2014-10-16

I Have to Walk How Many Miles to Burn Off This Soda?

Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research.

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-10-16

Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging

–University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|2014-10-16

Resveratrol Boosts Spinal Bone Density in Men with Metabolic Syndrome

Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

–Endocrine Society|2014-10-16

Nevada Shows National Leadership in School Nutrition

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Nevada now leads the nation when it comes to ensuring children are not bombarded with junk foods and junk food marketing on school property.

–Voices for Healthy Kids|2014-10-16

Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Has Hidden Benefits

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.

–University of Adelaide|2014-10-14

Two Takes on the Soda-Tax Wars

–Cornell University|2014-10-13

Using a Novel Biological Aging Clock, UCLA Researchers Find That Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Liver

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Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an epigenetic clock, UCLA researchers working closely with a German team of investigators have found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver.

–University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|2014-10-13

Would You Eat That Doughnut if You Knew You Had to Walk Two Miles to Burn It Off?

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The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.

–University of North Carolina School of Medicine|2014-10-13

Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery Helps Obese Patients Keep the Weight Off

Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain “significantly greater” weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.

–Henry Ford Health System|2014-10-13

Parent Feedback Helps Shape Improved BMI Screening Letter for Schools

As part of its mission of educating and inspiring families to make healthy lifestyle choices, Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has developed and tested a body mass index (BMI) screening letter that leads parents to tools and resources for making healthy lifestyle changes for their families.

–Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|2014-10-09

Cold Exposure Prompts Body to Convert White Fat to Calorie-Burning Beige Fat

Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat, but this biological response is hampered in obese people, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

–Endocrine Society|2014-10-09

Researchers Unfold New Details About a Powerful Protein

Using X-rays and neutron beams, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Utah and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have teased out new information about Protein Kinase A, a ubiquitous master switch that helps regulate fundamental cellular functions like energy consumption and interactions with hormones, neurotransmitters and drugs.

–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2014-10-09

New Class of "Good" Fats Offers A Promising Direction for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

The surprising discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control offers a promising new avenue for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2014-10-09

The Medical Minute: Why Taking Control of Your BMI Is a Healthy Choice

The most common way to find out whether you’re overweight or obese is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI -- an estimate of body fat. It’s a good gauge of your risk for obesity-related diseases.

–Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|2014-10-08

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    Thanks to the UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for organizing the 2014 Let...

    Thanks to the UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for organizing the 2014 Let's SAAC Hunger Food drive! The UAB family donated more than 3,300 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank of Alabama.

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    Have you checked out UAB Magazine's new issue?


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