Overindulging at a holiday party or two this season isn’t going make a big difference in someone’s health. But it could be a much different story for people with type 2 diabetes.
As many as one in five people with Type 2 diabetes do not see any improvement in blood sugar management when they engage in a supervised exercise regimen, according to a new scientific review published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road.
–Johns Hopkins Medicine|2014-11-20
Food coma” is a term that comes to mind for many when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving. But with mindful practices, the harvest holiday doesn’t have to be the husky holiday.
–Loyola University Health System|2014-11-19
New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuating eating habits linked to obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases, an analysis by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers has found.
–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-11-18
A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.
–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2014-11-17
The layer of fat that surrounds the heart may be a better predictor of atrial fibrillation than body mass index, the most common measure of obesity, a study has found.
–Loyola University Health System|2014-11-17
Montefiore Dietitians Share Tips on How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy This Winter
–Montefiore Medical Center|2014-11-17
Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders
–University of Michigan |2014-11-17
Embargoed research from APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 15-19.
–American Public Health Association (APHA)|2014-11-17
People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-11-17
Hospital for Special Surgery researchers found that body mass index (BMI) plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis patients’ ability to achieve a sustained remission. Those who were significantly underweight or overweight/obese were the least likely to remain in remission.
–Hospital for Special Surgery|2014-11-16
More than 40 percent of U.S. Internet users use online search engines to seek guidance on weight loss and physical activity. A new study in the American Journal of Public Health finds that high-quality weight loss information often appears after the first page of search engine results.
–Health Behavior News Service|2014-11-14
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the holidays can be fun and heartwarming. They can also be exhausting and stressful... especially for people with diabetes. AADE offers some self-care tips to help people with diabetes keep the condition under control during the holidays.
–American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)|2014-11-13
Obese workers miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
–Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|2014-11-13
Here's one way to try to get college students to live healthier lifestyles: They log onto their computer and get lessons and emails, telling them why they should eat better, exercise and sleep right. That's what researchers at 13 universities discovered.
–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2014-11-12
Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo.
–University at Buffalo|2014-11-10
A newly identified signaling pathway that stimulates glucose uptake in brown fat cells might be useful for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity.
–The Rockefeller University Press|2014-11-10
Employers increasingly offer financial incentives to employees for participation in wellness activities; however whether these incentives lead to improved health behaviors and outcomes is unclear. This study gathered data on adult health plan members for three years, and compared the uptake of telephone health coaching among members who received employee incentives to those who did not. Results show those offered incentives were 33 times more likely to use the health coaching, and also did so sooner.