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Released: 24-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Myths about intermittent fasting, debunked
University of Illinois Chicago

Research shows that the increasingly popular weight-loss strategy is safe

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Released: 24-Jun-2024 9:30 AM EDT
NUTRITION 2024 Press Materials Available Now
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2024, the annual flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Top nutrition scientists and practitioners from around the world will gather to share the latest research findings on food and nutrition during the meeting in Chicago from June 29–July 2.

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Newswise: Study Identifies First Drug Therapy for Sleep Apnea
18-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Study Identifies First Drug Therapy for Sleep Apnea
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine international study shows new drug improves sleep, health in patients diagnosed with obesity and sleep apnea.

Newswise: University Medical Center Opens Frailty Clinic and Lifestyle Clinic to Enhance Overall Well-Being and Safety for Older Adults
Released: 21-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
University Medical Center Opens Frailty Clinic and Lifestyle Clinic to Enhance Overall Well-Being and Safety for Older Adults
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Center for Healthy Senior Living at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is opening a Lifestyle and a Frailty Program to enhance the overall well-being and safety of older adults.

Released: 20-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Ensuring Research Tools Measure Brain Benefits from Nutrition that Consumers Actually Seek
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Advances will aid research designs that reflect potential day-to-day benefits of nutrition, including attention, memory, anxiety and other benefits.

   
Newswise: Weight loss: Go nuts or go home
Released: 17-Jun-2024 11:05 PM EDT
Weight loss: Go nuts or go home
University of South Australia

New research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets does not hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect.

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Newswise: American diets have a long way to go to achieve health equity
12-Jun-2024 3:25 PM EDT
American diets have a long way to go to achieve health equity
Tufts University

Poor diet continues to take a toll on American adults. In a study from the Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that diet quality among U.S. adults improved modestly between 1999 and 2020. However, they also found that the number of Americans with poor diet quality remains stubbornly high. Most notably, disparities persist and, in some cases, are worsening.

Newswise: Replacing Registered Nurses in High Stakes Hospital Care 
is Dangerous to Patients
Released: 10-Jun-2024 3:30 PM EDT
Replacing Registered Nurses in High Stakes Hospital Care is Dangerous to Patients
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A new study published in Medical Care today showed that substituting registered nurses (RN) with lower-wage staff (e.g. licensed practical nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel) in hospital care is linked with more deaths, readmissions, longer hospital stays, poorer patient satisfaction, and higher costs of care.

Newswise: Improving Health One Dish at a Time
Released: 10-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Improving Health One Dish at a Time
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students in PCOM South Georgia’s culinary medicine course recently traded in their white coats for aprons to study the nutrition and biochemical properties of food while also learning how to prepare nutritious meals.

Released: 10-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
NUTRITION 2024 showcases groundbreaking research on what we eat and why it matters
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Be among the first to hear breaking news in food and nutrition science at NUTRITION 2024, the annual flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition held June 29–July 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Released: 6-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System named 2024 Hearst Health Prize winner
Hearst Health

Hearst Health and the UCLA Center for SMART Health awarded the 2024 Hearst Health Prize to Mount Sinai Health System. Mount Sinai Health System was declared the winner for a machine learning application called NutriScan AI that facilitates faster identification and treatment of malnutrition in hospitalized patients.

Newswise: Obesity Special Issue Published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Released: 5-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Obesity Special Issue Published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The issue discusses population trends in obesity, the role of food insecurity and food-related behavior in obesity, how obesity affects predisposition to diseases and response to therapies, treatment and management options including exercise prescriptions, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in obesity management.

Released: 4-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Comparative Study on Dual vs Single Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation in Obese Patients
Ochsner Health

A team of Ochsner Health cardiologists recently published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology comparing two treatment strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation and obesity.

31-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society Guideline recommends healthy adults under the age of 75 take the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D
Endocrine Society

Healthy adults under the age of 75 are unlikely to benefit from taking more than the daily intake of vitamin D recommended by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) and do not require testing for vitamin D levels, according to a new Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society.

Released: 3-Jun-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Fewer than 1 in 4 patients receive dietary counseling after a heart attack
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Although diet is the leading contributor to premature death from heart disease in the United States, fewer than one-quarter of people who undergo major heart events receive dietary counseling in the aftermath, a study finds. The reason for such a low rate, researchers suggest, may be a lack of time for providing the counseling or expertise in this area by clinicians.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Two medication classes reduced cardiovascular and liver events in people with type 2 diabetes
Endocrine Society

GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1s) and SGLT-2 inhibitors lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attacks and severe liver complications compared to other diabetes treatments, according to data being presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Almost 20% of breast cancer survivors may experience excess weight gain
Endocrine Society

Almost one out of five breast cancer survivors may experience weight gain of more than 10%, suggests a study presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass. A number of factors are associated with excessive weight gain, the researchers found.

Released: 1-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Childhood sedentariness may cause premature liver damage in young adulthood
Endocrine Society

Children who are sedentary for more than six waking hours a day have a significantly increased risk of severe fatty liver disease and liver cirrhosis by young adulthood, a new study finds. The research findings will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass and published in Nature’s npj Gut and Liver.

Released: 30-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
MSU professor selected for World Health Organization committee to set dietary guidelines
Michigan State University

Felicia Wu, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and University Distinguished Professor in Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was selected to serve on the World Health Organization’s, or WHO’s, Risk-Benefit Assessment Technical Group to make recommendations on dietary guidelines.

Released: 30-May-2024 12:05 AM EDT
CHOP Researchers Develop Easy-to-Use Screening Tool to Help Improve Family Access to Federal Nutrition Programs
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers developed, implemented and successfully tested a nutrition screener to improve access to healthy resources for families eligible for federally funded food benefits.

Released: 29-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Michigan Medicine to host live q&a discussion with obesity treatment experts
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine to host live q&a discussion with obesity treatment experts

Newswise: Weight gain is kicked to the curb in antipsychotic drug breakthrough
Released: 27-May-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Weight gain is kicked to the curb in antipsychotic drug breakthrough
University of South Australia

World first research from the University of South Australia shows that antipsychotics can be reformulated with a strategically engineered coating that not only mitigates unwanted weight gain but also boosts serotonin levels by more than 250%.

Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public interest in weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic is surging, but national data on dispensing patterns in the United States are surprisingly scarce.

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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Food for Thought: Study Links Key Nutrients to Slower Brain Aging
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scientists have long been studying the brain with a goal of aiding healthier aging. While much is known about risk factors for accelerated brain aging, less has been uncovered to identify ways to reduce cognitive decline.

   
Released: 22-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
New study points to new ways to effectively combat military food insecurity
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

One in four service members experience food insecurity. To combat this statistic, Uniformed Services University (USU) researchers recently evaluated military perceptions of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), in hopes of ultimately increasing access to nutritious food.

Released: 21-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Adding obesity experts to primary care clinics improves patients’ weight loss outcomes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Giving high-risk patients access to an obesity specialist through their regular primary care clinic increased their chances of receiving at least one evidence-based weight-management treatment, and led to more weight lost in just a year, a new University of Michigan study finds.

Released: 21-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Meeting preview: Hot topics at NUTRITION 2024
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Thousands of top nutrition experts will gather next month for a dynamic program of research announcements, policy discussions and award lectures at NUTRITION 2024, the annual flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Reporters and bloggers are invited to apply for a complimentary press pass to attend the meeting in Chicago from June 29–July 2.

Newswise: 1 in 4 parents say their teen consumes caffeine daily or nearly every day
15-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
1 in 4 parents say their teen consumes caffeine daily or nearly every day
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A quarter of parents report that caffeine is basically part of their teen’s daily life, according to a national poll.

Newswise: A Mediterranean diet can ease symptoms of stress and anxiety
Released: 14-May-2024 8:05 PM EDT
A Mediterranean diet can ease symptoms of stress and anxiety
University of South Australia

It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet is good for your health. Already recommended to reduce the risks of bowel cancer, heart disease, and dementia, new research from the University of South Australia shows that the Mediterranean diet can also reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

14-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Cash incentives drive weight loss in men
University of Bristol

A major UK study led by health experts at the University of Stirling has found that offering financial incentives is effective in helping men to lose weight.

9-May-2024 6:05 PM EDT
The American Macular Degeneration Foundation Showcases Breakthrough AMD Research at ARVO 2024
American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

The American Macular Degeneration Foundation supports a diverse portfolio of research investigations to advance the development of treatments, tools and usable information that improve the lives of those affected by AMD.

   
30-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Survey of U.S. Parents Highlights Need for More Awareness About Newborn Screening, Cystic Fibrosis and What to Do if Results are Abnormal
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A national survey led by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that parents have insufficient knowledge of newborn screening in general and of cystic fibrosis (CF) in particular.



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