10/26/12

Posted 10/26/12

Policy Related

  • Harvard hospital admits it promoted weak science on aspartame. Click Here 
  • Statement by the AAAS Board of Directors on Labeling of GMF. Click Here 
  • Policy simulations show that standards for portion sizes achieves the same or greater decrease in consumption as taxes with limited decrease in firm profits and no harm to consumers. Click Here 
  • What They Think: Congressional Leaders Weigh-In on Science. Click Here 
  • Relationship Between Built Environments and Physical Activity: Systematic Review Shows Evidence is Weak. Click Here 

Basic Science

  • An investigation into the epidemiology of feline obesity in Great Britain: results of a cross-sectional study of 47 companion animal practises. Click Here 
  • Hormone boost lets mice live longer without fasting. Click Here 
  • Effects of Incentives and Genetics on Food Choices and Weight Phenotypes in the Neuroendocrine Gene Tubby Mutant Mice. Click Here 
  • Rapid loss of fat but not lean mass prior to chick provisioning supports the flight efficiency hypothesis in tree swallows. Click Here 
  • Glycogen, not dehydration or lipids, limits winter survival of side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana). Click Here 
  • A Mechanism of Extreme Growth and Reliable Signaling in Sexually Selected Ornaments and Weapons. Click Here 
  • Breast cancer tumors feed on obesity. Click Here 
  • Chemical cholecystokinin receptor activation protects against obesity-diabetes in high fat fed mice and has sustainable beneficial effects in genetic ob/ob mice. Click Here 
  • Targeting presynaptic norepinephrine transporter in brown adipose tissue: A novel imaging approach and potential treatment for diabetes and obesity. Click Here 
  • Study Finds It Is More Difficult To Lose Weight Over Time. Click Here 

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Weight and weddings. Engaged men's body weight ideals and wedding weight management behaviors. Click Here 
  • Whole grains and health: where's the evidence?. Click Here 
  • NIH stops study because there was not clear evidence that weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes. Click Here 
  • Dr. Sharma Looks Back at Look AHEAD. Click Here 
  • Is Obesity Irreversible? Timing Is Key in Weight Loss. Click Here 
  • The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health - Workshop Summary. Click Here 
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: What Radiologists Need to Know. Click Here 
  • The Gravity of Weight - The daunting science of weight control. Click Here 
  • Misinterpretation of Self-reported Dietary Intake in Children. Click Here 
  • Rebuttal to AC Skinner et al. article on energy intake and weight status among children. Click Here 
  • Boys Hitting Puberty Early, Says Study: Obesity to be Blamed. Click Here 
  • Obesity in teen boys linked to future infertility. Click Here 
  • Dietary protein affects body composition, energy partitioning, and cellular energetics. Click Here 
  • Metabolic alterations following visceral fat removal and expansion: Beyond anatomic location. Click Here 
  • Why leaving the heating off could help you lose weight. Click Here 
  • The Science of Sugars, Part 3: Sugars and Chronic Disease Risks. Click Here 
  • American association of clinical endocrinologists' position statement on obesity and obesity medicine. Click Here 
  • Behavioral compensation for restriction of soda consumption of adolescents. Click Here 
  • NIH - Brian Wansink video on Mindless Eating. Click Here 
  • Zonisamide for Weight Reduction in Obese Adults: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here 
  • Gastrectomy for Early Gastric Cancer is Associated with Decreased Cardiovascular Mortality in Association with Postsurgical Metabolic Changes. Click Here 
  • Calcium homeostasis may influence resting energy expenditure with effects most apparent in early pubertal girls. Click Here 
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: What Radiologists Need to Know. Click Here 
  • Racial differences in adiponectin and leptin in healthy premenopausal women. Click Here 
  • Maternal and Early Childhood Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity among Low-Income Predominantly Black Children at Age Five Years: A Prospective Cohort Study. Click Here 
  • Increase In Obesity, Decrease In Sleep Due To TV And Other Devices In Kids' Rooms. Click Here 

General Science

  • Spin and Boasting in Research Articles . Click Here 
  • Misrepresentation of Randomized Controlled Trials in Press Releases and News Coverage: A Cohort Study. Click Here 
  • Research shows small studies may overestimate the effects of many medical interventions. Click Here 
  • Academies launch universal guide to curb misconduct. Click Here 
  • Measured, modeled, and causal conceptions of fitness. Click Here 
  • Towards germline gene therapy of inherited mitochondrial diseases. Click Here 
  • Randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures. Click Here 
  • Italy convicts 7 scientists of manslaughter for failing to predict killer earthquake. Click Here 
  • Good Intentions Backfire Again - Conflicts of Interest and Your Physician. Click Here 
  • Grandmas May Get Credit for Humans' Long Lives. Click Here 
  • Announcement: UAB's 2nd Annual NHGRI-funded Short Course on Next Generation Sequencing: Technology & Statistical Methods. Click Here 
  • Warfarin pharmacogenetics: challenges and opportunities for clinical translation. Click Here 
  • Are Doctors Too Wary of Drug Companies?. Click Here 
  • Drift-barrier hypothesis and mutation-rate evolution. Click Here 
  • The Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drink Debate: Masking the Facts. Click Here 
  • Evolutionary theories of aging and longevity. Click Here 
  • The Island Where People Forget to Die. Click Here