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Monday 23-Jan-2017

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Children with Asthma May Be at Higher Obesity Risk


Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

–American Thoracic Society (ATS)|2017-01-20

Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students’ Licensing Exam

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical training, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The licensing exams for graduating medical students have a surprisingly limited number of test items about obesity prevention and treatment.

–Northwestern University|2017-01-19

Children’s Menus Still Laden with Fat, Sodium, and Calories Despite Industry Pledges

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children’s menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. The study is the first to look at trends in the nutrient content of kids’ meals among national restaurant chains since the National Restaurant Association launched the voluntary Kids LiveWell program in 2011. The study is published this week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2017-01-19

As Cells Age, the Fat Content Within Them Shifts


As cells age and stop dividing, their fat content changes, along with the way they produce and break down fat and other molecules classified as lipids. By providing broad insights into the connection between lipids and cellular aging, the findings open the door for additional research that could one day support the development of lipid-based approaches to preventing cell death or hastening it in cancerous tumors.

–University at Buffalo|2017-01-19

The Type, Not Just the Amount, of Sugar Consumption Matters in Risk of Health Problems

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function.

–American Physiological Society (APS)|2017-01-19

Is Bacon Fit for a Breakfast of Champions? UH Cleveland Med Ctr Dietitian Lisa Cimperman Can Offer Better Food Choices to Start the Day.


–University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center|2017-01-19

Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

–University of Adelaide|2017-01-18

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging


Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2017-01-18

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Cancer-Fighting Drugs That Help Morbidly Obese Mice to Lose Weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity’s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity.

–Mayo Clinic|2017-01-17

Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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– Newswise|2017-01-15

Scientists Find New Genetic Influences on Fat Distribution

Texas Biomed scientists part of consortium finding new areas of genetic influence for body fat distribution in multiethnic study

–Texas Biomedical Research Institute|2017-01-13

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

–University of Vermont|2017-01-13

Exercise … It Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory


It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more pervasive conditions, such as obesity.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2017-01-12

New Research Concludes That Pasta Eaters Have Better Diet Quality

New research analyzing the diets of people who eat pasta has concluded that pasta consumption in adults is associated with overall better diet quality when compared to adults who don’t eat pasta.

–National Pasta Association|2017-01-12

Diet Helps Shed Pounds, Release Toxins and Reduce Oxidative Stress

Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative stress.

–Skidmore College|2017-01-11

Growing More Nutritional Strawberries in Kansas, Help for Eating Disorder Patients, Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise|2017-01-11

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded Nearly $1 Million From Department of Health

The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture.

–Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|2017-01-10

Plus-Sized Fly: A Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity


The fly sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat diets

–Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|2017-01-10

Think Beyond the Scale for a Plethora of Exercise Health Benefits, SLU Expert Says


SLU professor of physical therapy Ethel Frese, DPT, shares many ways daily exercise contributes to good health and quality of life.

–Saint Louis University Medical Center|2017-01-09

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer


Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal status affect her risk for breast cancer. Dr. Kerlikowske discusses the findings below.

–UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center|2017-01-09

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