Obesity News Source

Friday 22-May-2015

UAB Medicine Wellness News

Alan Gertler, MD - Obesity and Heart Disease

Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Anath Shalev, MD - Type 2 Diabetes

Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Recent Research

Seven Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in Five Years

Johns Hopkins experts lead an international group that has issued an ambitious five-year agenda to tackle some of the most complex ethical issues involved in ensuring the global population has enough sustainably produced safe and nutritious food.

–Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics|2015-05-21

Nutrition Advancements Ushering in an Era of Personalized Diets for Health

The latest interview series from FutureFood 2050 highlights innovative new research that will shape healthy eating guidelines in the next few decades.

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2015-05-20

Trending Stories Report for 20 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: neurology and hearing, nanotech and bionics, sound and psychology, , smoking and cancer, skipping meals and weight gain, 3D printing, sunscreen and skin cancer, urology, and cancer research.

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-20

FDA Making Decision on Transfats Friday. Food Scientist Available to Discuss the Function of Trans Fats in Food

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2015-05-20

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Workplace Health Promotion Programs

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2015-05-20

In Study, Skipping Meals Is Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain.

–Ohio State University|2015-05-19

Mayo Urologists Present Findings at 2015 American Urological Association 2015 Meeting

Mayo Clinic urologists will present research findings on several topics at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting May 15–19 in New Orleans. Researchers will be available to discuss their research with reporters who are covering the conference.

–Mayo Clinic|2015-05-19

Washington DC Is the Nation’s Fittest City, Report Says

Residents of the nation’s capital, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Diego, enjoy a variety of outdoor exercise options, and have relatively low rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes. That combination of measurable health and community indicators makes them the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2015-05-19

Expert Alert – Precision Medicine and Obesity

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified five sub-categories of obesity in an effort to determine the most effective, individual treatments.

–Mayo Clinic|2015-05-18

Early Detection and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease and Mortality

Screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling.

–University of Michigan Health System|2015-05-18

Trending Stories Report for 18 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nutrition, fibromyalgia, e-cigarettes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and gluten

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-18

Youth Dance Classes Score Low in Physical Activity


For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity.

–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2015-05-18

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines Report

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, commends the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for drafting a strong, evidence-based Scientific Report outlining recommendations and rational for the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Academy supports these recommendations that will improve how and what Americans eat.

–Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|2015-05-14

Researchers Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature on the Costs of Obesity Among Employees


Dr. Nathan Kleinman and colleagues received ACOEM’s 2015 Kammer Merit in Authorship Award for their paper “Cohort Analysis Assessing Medical and Nonmedical Cost Associated with Obesity in the Workplace” which appeared in the February 2014 issue of JOEM.

–American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)|2015-05-13

Childhood Obesity Influenced by How Kids Are Fed, Not Just What They Eat

As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a mother’s body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and personal eating habits may influence how she feeds her child.

–Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science|2015-05-13

Trending Stories Report for 12 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: tick-borne disease, 3D printing, childhood cancer and obesity, nursing, low-back pain, brain cells, and fluid dynamics.

–Newswise Trends|2015-05-12

Childhood Cancer Treatment and Age Influence Obesity Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors – especially those whose treatment included brain irradiation or chemotherapy with glucocorticoids – are 14 percent more likely to be obese than their healthy peers. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study appears today in the journal Cancer.

–St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|2015-05-11

Female Children of Service Members More Vulnerable to Eating Disorders, Obesity Than Civilians

Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study released today in the online version of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. The study, “Comparison of Overweight and Obese Military-Dependent and Civilian Adolescent Girls with Loss-of-Control Eating,” gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of adolescent female military dependents and shows that they reported more disordered eating and depression than civilians.

–Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)|2015-05-11

Obesity and Depression Have Role in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

–Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|2015-05-07

Using a Shopping List May Aid Food Desert Residents

For residents of areas with limited access to healthy foods, also known as food deserts, multiple barriers exist that amplify the health risks of living in those areas. Likewise, risks for poor diet and being overweight or obese are also increased. Researchers from the RAND Corporation, however, found that use of a list when shopping among low-income, predominantly African-American participants living in a food desert was associated with a better-quality diet and lower weight.

–Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior |2015-05-07

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