Posted 01/11/13.

Policy & Public Health

  • No evidence that products with positive health attributes are systematically more expensive or promoted systematically less. Click Here
  • Too Fat For Food Stamps? Click Here
  • Culture shock: Health-benefit claims for Europe's foods must at last be substantiated by science. Click Here
  • Obesity: many hands to make light(er) work. Click Here
  • Can Behavioral Economics Combat Obesity? Click Here
  • Fat Chance: An Analysis of Anti-Obesity Efforts. Click Here
  • When true enough is not good enough. Click Here
  • Aspartame: EFSA consults on its first full risk assessment. Click Here
  • Obesity, public health, and the consumption of animal products: Ethical concerns and political solutions. Click Here
  • Primum Non Nocere: Obesity stigma and public health. Click Here
  • Will federal menu-labeling law harm American pizza? Click Here
  • How safe is the use of herbal weight-loss products sold over the Internet? Click Here
  • Obesity in the United States: Public perception of causes, solutions, and consequences. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Sugar from parasites treats obesity related disorders. Click Here
  • Mice study questions BPA-obesity link. Click Here
  • Basal metabolic rate is positively correlated with parental investment in laboratory mice. Click Here
  • Stress-induced and emotional eating in animals: A review of the experimental evidence and implications for companion animal obesity. Click Here
  • Genes and obesity - Exciting new mouse work. Click Here
  • Cardiac effect of short-term experimental weight gain and loss in dogs. Click Here
  • p62 Links ?-adrenergic input to mitochondrial function and thermogenesis. Click Here
  • Emerging function of fat mass and obesity-associated protein (Fto). Click Here

Adipose Tissue Metabolism

  • Stress heats up the adipocyte. Click Here
  • Adipose tissue metabolism in 2012: Adipose tissue plasticity and new therapeutic targets. Click Here
  • Shot that burns body fat in mice developed by OSU researchers. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral - Nutrition

  • Dr. Sharma Questions Beverage Obesity Connection. Click Here
  • Effect of soymilk consumption on waist circumference and cardiovascular risks among overweight and obese female adults. Click Here
  • Limiting Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels in Pregnancy May Influence Body Fat of Children. Click Here
  • Chocolate intake reduces risk of cardiovascular disease: Evidence from 10 observational studies. Click Here
  • Video: Gary Taubes, M.S. - Calories vs. Carbohydrates: Clearing up the confusion over competing obesity paradigms. Click Here
  • Distraction, the desire to eat and food intake. Towards an expanded model of mindless eating. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral - Exercise

  • Alabama one of just six states which adhere to standards from the National Association for Sports and Physical Education. Click Here
  • Exercise 'Uber Alles'. Click Here
  • Appetite, energy intake and resting metabolic responses to 60 min treadmill running performed in a fasted versus a postprandial state. Click Here
  • Appetite, gut hormone and energy intake responses to low volume sprint interval and traditional endurance exercise. Click Here
  • Why exercise may do a teenage mind good. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral - Drug and Surgery Related

  • US firm wants to tackle obesity with at-home stomach pump. Click Here
  • RCT: Testosterone administration did not affect liver fat in older men. Click Here
  • Metformin in Obese Children and Adolescents: The MOCA Trial. Click Here
  • Biotech firm Rhythm starts obesity drug study. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral - Other

  • Exposure to light at night associated with obesity in humans. Click Here
  • Adenovirus 36, adiposity and bone strength in late-adolescent females. Click Here
  • Simulation of average energy expenditures and related inhalation rates for the U.S. population. Click Here
  • Childhood Obesity: What it means for physicians. Click Here
  • The Obesity Paradox: Is there an ideal weight for health? Click Here
  • Tackling obesity through science: NY Academy of Sciences. Click Here
  • The causal effect of education on body mass: Evidence from Europe. Click Here
  • BMI may underestimate the socioeconomic gradient in true obesity. Click Here
  • Effectiveness of weight loss interventions for obese older adults. Click Here
  • Examination of value of the future and health beliefs to explain dietary and physical activity behaviors. Click Here
  • Is sitting the new smoking? Natalie Morales chats with viewers and experts about the growing health risk. Click Here
  • Personalized medicine: Has it started yet? A reconstruction of the early history. Click Here
  • Enhancing long-term weight loss maintenance: 2 year results from the Keep It Off randomized controlled trial. Click Here


  • Humor: Overly Honest Methods. Click Here
  • Dr. Phil James questions validity of recent Lancet publications from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Click Here
  • How useful is body mass index in predicting long-term health? - Forbes Commentary on Reactions to Flegal et al JAMA paper. Click Here
  • Measurement of fetal fat in utero in normal and diabetic pregnancy using magnetic resonance imaging. Click Here
  • A high-throughput fluorescence-based assay system for appetite-regulating gene and drug screening. Click Here

Animal Models

  • Body mass growth in common marmosets: Toward a model of pediatric obesity. Click Here
  • Long-lived cancer-resistant rodents as new model species for cancer research. Click Here
  • Assessment of luteal function in the vervet monkey as a means to develop a model for obesity-related reproductive phenotype. Click Here

Themed Issue

  • Arthritis Care and Research Special Theme Articles: Obesity and the Rheumatic Diseases. Click Here

Research Ethics

  • Rethinking local Institutional Review Board (IRB) review at State Health Departments: Implications for a consolidated, independent public health IRB. Click Here
  • A non-paternalistic model of research ethics and oversight: Assessing the benefits of prospective review. Click Here


  • Faculty Position Available: UAB College of Arts and Sciences-Assistant Professor-Human Studies. Click Here
  • Stress & Obesity Workshop - Call for Posters Opens Today - SBM 2013. Click Here
  • Free Jackson Labs Webinar: It's complicated: Modeling type 2 diabetes complications. Click Here
  • Petition: All Trials Registered | All Results Reported. Click Here
  • Boshell Research Day 2013 Invitation. Click Here

General Science

  • NIH funding: The critics respond. Click Here
  • Trans-generational effect of maternal lactation during pregnancy: A Holstein cow model. Click Here
  • Effects of inbreeding and temperature stress on life history and immune function in a butterfly. Click Here
  • Double genomic control is not effective to correct for population stratification in meta-analysis for genome-wide association studies. Click Here
  • Sodium in the food supply: challenges and opportunities. Click Here
  • NAS Report: The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Click Here