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Tuesday 28-Jun-2016

Recent Research

Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use


Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education.

–Indiana University|2016-06-28

Research Suggests Indigenous Children Were Well-Nourished Before Residential Schools


Indigenous children in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada in the first half of the 20th century were at a healthy weight when they entered residential schools, according to new research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), a finding that has implications for health policy to address alarming rates of obesity and diabetes among Indigenous people.

–University of Saskatchewan|2016-06-28

One in Five From 2001 - 2008 U.S. Military Sample Have Obesity; Veterans as Likely to Have Obesity as Civilians, Study Shows

Newly published research shows that one in five individuals from a sample of U.S. military personnel from 2001 – 2008 have obesity. Further, shortly after separating from active duty, U.S. military veterans are as likely to have obesity as civilians.

–Obesity Society|2016-06-27

Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study


A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

–University of Guelph|2016-06-24

In Mice, Daughters of Overweight Dads Have Altered Breast Tissue, Higher Cancer Risk

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

–Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center|2016-06-24

SNEB Members Testify at House Agriculture Committee Hearing on the Importance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education

SNEB applauds Congressional efforts to more fully understand the benefits of SNAP, and in particular its efforts to promote and sustain a robust nutrition education program for the 90 million people who are to be served by SNAP-Ed.

–Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior |2016-06-22

Overweight and Obese Type 2 Patients Show Significant Improvements with Structured Nutrition Therapy According to New Study

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have announced the results of a study that may change how nutrition therapy is delivered to overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

–Joslin Diabetes Center|2016-06-21

Improvement Seen in U.S. Diet

In nationally representative surveys conducted between 1999 and 2012, several improvements in self-reported dietary habits were identified, such as increased consumption of whole grains, with additional findings suggesting persistent or worsening disparities based on race/ethnicity and education and income level, according to a study appearing in the June 21 issue of JAMA.

–JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association|2016-06-21

Harsh Parenting, Food Insecurity Predicts Obesity for Young Women


The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study by Iowa State University researchers suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early adulthood.

–Iowa State University|2016-06-21

SR Scales Expands Their Medical Scales Line of Products for Hospitals and Healthcare Centers


SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built scales for hospitals, medical facilities, and long-term care centers, today announced the availability of their newest addition, the SR411i Patient Floor Scale, to their product lineup. The SR411i Patient Floor Scale is a sleek, innovative scale that provides years of reliable service and accurate weight data. Designed for effortless patient standing comfort, the low profile and ultra-wide scale is ideal for surgical centers, telehealth applications, and other healthcare facilities where a basic, reliable weighing solution is needed.

–SR Instruments, Inc.|2016-06-21

Patients with Inflammation More Likely to Develop Diabetes After Transplant

Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient’s fat stores also play a role.

–Thomas Jefferson University|2016-06-21

Expert Available to Discuss Medication vs. Behavior Management for Weight Management


–Sanford Health|2016-06-20

Scientists Discover on/Off Switch for Obesity-Associated Cancer


New research by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center sheds light on the link between obesity and cancer.

–University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|2016-06-20

Public to Presidential Candidates: Make Children’s Health a Priority


Focusing on child health priorities may resonate deeply with voters, national poll finds.

–University of Michigan Health System|2016-06-20

How Fat Becomes Lethal — Even Without Weight Gain


New research from Johns Hopkins now adds to evidence that other tissues can step in to make glucose when the liver’s ability is impaired, and that the breakdown of fats in the liver is essential to protect it from a lethal onslaught of fat. The new research findings, from studies in mice, are likely to help researchers better understand a growing class of often-deadly metabolic diseases, which affect how the body processes nutrients.

–Johns Hopkins Medicine|2016-06-16

Pregnant Women's High-Fat, High-Sugar Diets May Affect Future Generations

A mouse study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that a pregnant woman's high-fat, high-sugar diet may have consequences for later generations. The study indicates that a woman's obesity can cause genetic abnormalities that are passed through the female bloodline to at least three subsequent generations, increasing the risk of obesity-related conditions.

–Washington University in St. Louis|2016-06-16

A Broken Calorie Sensing Pathway: How Overeating May Lead to More Eating


New research shows that overeating reduces levels of a hormone that signals the feeling of fullness in the brain, potentially promoting more eating.

–Thomas Jefferson University|2016-06-15

In Human Clinical Trial, UAB to Test Diet’s Effect on Ovarian Cancer Patients


Metabolism-based therapies such as the ketogenic diet have the potential to become a valuable adjunct to standard cancer treatment.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-06-15

University of Missouri Health Care Expert Available to Discuss New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump

–University of Missouri Health|2016-06-15

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