Posted 4/27/12

Policy related

  • Fructose: Scientists combat drama with data. Click Here 
  • State School Policies and Youth Obesity. Click Here 
  • Intended and unintended consequences of a proposed national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to combat the U.S. obesity problem Click Here 
  • Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Use of Nutritive and Nonnutritive Sweeteners. Click Here 
  • New Drugs and Technologies What Cost Weight Loss? Click Here 

Basic Science

  • Individual differences in nucleus accumbens activity to food and sexual images predict weight gain and sexual behavior. Click Here 
  • Sheep cloned with 'good fat' from worm. Click Here 
  • Calorie restriction reduces the influence of glucoregulatory dysfunction on regional brain volume in aged rhesus monkeys. Click Here 
  • Type 2 Diabetes Risk Alleles Demonstrate Extreme Directional Differentiation among Human Populations, Compared to Other Diseases. Click Here 
  • Macrophage Inhibitory Cytokine 1 (MIC-1/GDF15) Decreases Food Intake, Body Weight and Improves Glucose Tolerance in Mice on Normal & Obesogenic Diets. Click Here 
  • Ski overexpression in skeletal muscle modulates genetic programs that control susceptibility to diet-induced obesity and insulin signaling. Click Here 
  • Determination of the obesity-associated gene variants within the entire FTO gene by ultra-deep targeted sequencing in obese and lean children. Click Here 
  • Melatonin plus physical exercise are highly neuroprotective in the 3xTg-AD mouse. Click Here 
  • Hypothalamic BDNF and obesity: found in translation. Click Here 
  • GRK2 contribution to the regulation of energy expenditure and brown fat function. Click Here 
  • Pref-1 preferentially inhibits heat production in brown adipose tissue. Click Here 
  • Populus balsamifera L. (Salicaceae) mitigates the development of obesity and improves insulin sensitivity in a diet-induced obese mouse model. Click Here 

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Sleep Study Suggests Triggers for Diabetes and Obesity. Click Here 
  • Shift Work with Less Sleep Sets Stage for Diabetes Click Here 
  • Eating Low Glycemic Index Foods at Breakfast Can Control Blood Sugar throughout the Day Click Here 
  • Weight loss goals of patients in a health maintenance organization. Click Here 
  • Surgery or Medical Therapy for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes? Click Here 
  • Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy in Obese Patients with Diabetes Click Here 
  • Bariatric Surgery versus Conventional Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Click Here 
  • Metabolic Slowing with Massive Weight Loss despite Preservation of Fat-Free Mass. Click Here 
  • Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women. Click Here 
  • Flavonols intake and the risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of cohort studies Click Here 
  • Just as smart but not as successful: obese students obtain lower school grades but equivalent test scores to nonobese students. Click Here 
  • Obesity discrimination: the role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice. Click Here 
  • Study examines diet, exercise, obesity in prisons worldwide. Click Here 
  • Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD Trial. Click Here 
  • The Impact of Treatment Noncompliance on Mortality in People With Type 2 Diabetes Click Here 
  • Self-reported facilitators of, and impediments to maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviours following a supervised research-based lifestyle intervention programme in patients with type 2 diabetes Click Here 
  • Report of the national heart, lung, and blood institute working group on epigenetics and hypertension. Click Here 
  • Weight loss and exercise training effect on oxygen uptake and heart rate response to locomotion. Click Here 
  • The influence of hip circumference on the relationship between abdominal obesity and mortality. Click Here 
  • Anthropomorphic Measurements That Include Central Fat Distribution Are More Closely Related with Key Risk Factors than BMI in CKD Stage 3. Click Here 
  • Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Risk of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality. Click Here 
  • Prevalence of metabolically healthy obesity and its impacts on incidences of hypertension, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome in Taiwan. Click Here 

General Science

  • Misuse of Odds Ratios in Obesity Literature: An Empirical Analysis of Published Studies Click Here 
  • Within-person study designs had lower precision and greater susceptibility to bias because of trends in exposure than cohort and nested case-control designs. Click Here