One in five Mexican-American children is obese, according to national statistics. While scientists agree that diet and exercise play a role in obesity, studies also suggest that children who don’t get enough sleep may also be at increased risk for obesity. A new study by Suzanna Martinez, Ph.D., aims to find out whether Mexican-American children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and being less physically active.
–University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources|2016-09-21
Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have shown.
The findings suggest that these drugs, known as ASBT inhibitors, could be a viable clinical strategy to address NASH, an increasingly common liver disease. The results are scheduled for publication in Science Translational Medicine on September 21, 2016.
–Emory Health Sciences|2016-09-21
The National Institutes of Health today announced that the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with the research firm RTI International, will receive a seven-year, $95 million grant to analyze the data from its new Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, an initiative designed to understand how the environment influences health beginning in the womb.
–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2016-09-21
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Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.
Reston, VA (Agosto 22, 2016) Los resultados de un nuevo estudio revelan que el trastorno por atracón (TpA) está asociado con un riesgo incrementado de múltiples comorbilidades médicas.
–Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)|2016-09-20
The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture.
–Ohio State University|2016-09-20
As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables.
–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2016-09-19
Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
–Georgia State University|2016-09-15
Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues. In two newly-published studies, the researchers examined – with unprecedented resolution – the brain circuits responsible for the differences in the way the brain responds to visual food cues during hunger versus satiety.
–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2016-09-14
Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks.
–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-09-14
Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.
–Iowa State University|2016-09-13
Do a quick online search and you’ll find thousands of diets, tips, products and tricks claiming to lower your blood sugar, or even ‘cure’ diabetes. A diabetes dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center explains the five most common misconceptions she hears when it comes to eating with diabetes.
–Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center|2016-09-13
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A new study finds that by appealing to widely-held adolescent values, it’s possible to reduce unhealthy eating habits and motivate better food choices among adolescents. To capture the motivating power of these values, researchers worked with groups of eighth graders to reshape their perception of healthy eating as an act of independence that serves the purpose of social justice.
–University of Chicago Booth School of Business|2016-09-12
A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) reported. In the first study of the drug lorcaserin in the human brain, the research revealed the mechanism underlying the drug’s efficacy and provides insight into which individuals may benefit most from the medication. The paper was published today in the journal Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association.
–Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|2016-09-12
Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown.
–University of Lincoln|2016-09-09
According to research from the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, dining environments can have serious consequences for eating behaviors.
–University of Notre Dame|2016-09-08