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Saturday 22-Oct-2016

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Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

URI professor has found that how society treats overweight people makes health matters worse.

–University of Rhode Island|2016-10-21

Workplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Life

Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of life (QOL), reports 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|2016-10-20

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds NYU Study

Researchers from New York University show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

–New York University|2016-10-20

Metabolism: What Is It and Can It Be Controlled?


“I have a fast metabolism; I can eat and eat and stay skinny.” Most of us have heard someone say this. But what is metabolism, and can we make ours run a bit faster? Taylor Newhouse, with the Texas A&M School of Public Health, helps break down what you should know about your metabolism.

–Texas A&M University|2016-10-19

The Obesity Society Honors Two U.S. Senators, Current and Emerging Leaders in Obesity Research with Its 2016 Awards and Grants

Each year The Obesity Society (TOS) promotes, rewards and encourages research in the field of obesity through its annual awards and grants program. The recipients of this year’s awards and grants will be honored during ObesityWeek 2016, the leading educational and scientific conference with a focus on obesity prevention and treatment to be held Oct. 31- Nov. 4, in New Orleans, La.

–Obesity Society|2016-10-19

Scientists Find No Link Between Appetite and Calorie Intake

Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption. Findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry. More research needed to see what influences calories intake.

–University of Sheffield|2016-10-19

December 3 Is Dine in Day

Though most people know that family meals are important, finding time to sit down and share a meal together can be a challenge. Dine In Day promotes the importance of homemade, group meals in fostering family and community relationships, encouraging healthy diets and stretching food dollars.

–University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|2016-10-19

Study Examines Work Status, Productivity After Bariatric Surgery

In a study appearing in the October 18 issue of JAMA, David R. Flum, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues assessed working status and change in productivity in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery for severe obesity.

–JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association|2016-10-18

Leading Experts Convene to Discuss the Effects, Potential of Exercise Throughout the Lifespan

Hundreds of researchers on the leading edge of exercise science will meet at the Integrative Biology of Exercise meeting in Phoenix (Nov. 2–4). Symposia topics will cover brain cell stress responses, metabolic diseases, mitochondrial signaling, sedentary behavior, exercise and pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, aging, stem cells and more.

–American Physiological Society (APS)|2016-10-18

Minimal Exercise Can Prevent Disease, Weight Gain in Menopausal Women


According to new research from the University of Missouri, minimal exercise may be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function and help prevent significant weight gain. These findings suggest that women can take a proactive approach and may not need to increase their physical activity dramatically to see significant benefits from exercise.

–University of Missouri Health|2016-10-17

Pepsi Plans to Cut Sugar a Positive Move for Profits, Obesity Rates

–Cornell University|2016-10-17

Replacing Diet Drinks with Water Can Speed Weight Loss in Obese Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Experts in diet and metabolism have found that replacing low calorie ‘diet’ drinks with water can help increase the rate of weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes and improve insulin sensitivity

–University of Nottingham|2016-10-17

Food, Flavor and Science: International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium Is December 10th

The ISN Symposium will explore the concept of brain and behavior in the context of food with speakers from both the food and science worlds

–University of Kentucky|2016-10-17

Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise


A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies.

–University of Alabama|2016-10-17

Statement on PepsiCo Announcement to Reduce Added Sugars in its Beverages by William Dietz, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Expert

–George Washington University|2016-10-17

Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems


Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity – than children who haven’t been in foster care, according to a University of California, Irvine sociologist.

–University of California, Irvine|2016-10-17

A Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother and Child

Case Western Reserve University Maternal-Fetal medicine doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies.

–Case Western Reserve University|2016-10-14

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Healthy Eating Tough for Touring Musicians


A constant diet of cheeseburgers is no paradise for performers on the road, who have limited options for health eating.

–Saint Louis University Medical Center|2016-10-13

Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they’re addicted to the nicotine.

–Cornell University|2016-10-13

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed Out

Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels.

–University of Michigan |2016-10-13

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