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Posted 12/07/12

Raising Questions

  • Is everything we eat associated with cancer? A systematic cookbook review. Click Here
  • Nutritional epidemiology in practice: learning from data or promulgating beliefs? Click Here

Basic Science

  • Whole-organism screening for gluconeogenesis identifies activators of fasting metabolism. Click Here
  • Maternal Fructose Intake during Pregnancy and Lactation. Click Here
  • Nutrient availability links mitochondria, apoptosis, and obesity. Click Here
  • Dexamethasone stimulates mass loss and protein utilisation, but not departure from the colony in naturally fasting grey seal pups. Click Here
  • The Fat Controller: Adipocyte Development. Click Here
  • Fat's Immune Sentinels. Click Here
  • Autophagy deficiency leads to protection from obesity and insulin resistance by inducing Fgf21 as a mitokine. Click Here
  • New Evidence for Epigenetic Effects of Diet On Healthy Aging. Click Here
  • Experimental Helicobacter suis infection causes reduced weight gain in pigs. Click Here
  • Alternative cooling and heating as a minimally invasive approach for treating obesity. Click Here
  • Regular treadmill exercise restores cardioprotective signalling pathways in obese mice. Click Here
  • Changes in food intake, metabolic parameters and insulin resistance are induced by an isoenergetic, medium-chain fatty acid diet and are associated with modifications in insulin signalling in isolated rat pancreatic islets. Click Here
  • Effects of amylin and bupropion/naltrexone on food intake and body weight are interactive in rodents. Click Here
  • No evidence for directional evolution of body mass in herbivorous theropod dinosaurs. Click Here
  • Treating Diabetes and Obesity with an FGF21-Mimetic Antibody. Click Here
  • Episodic Memory and Appetite Regulation in Humans. Click Here
  • JNK Expression by Macrophages Promotes Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance and Inflammation. Click Here

Clock, Sleep, Chronobiology

  • Differences in circadian rhythmicity in CLOCK 3111T/C genetic variants in moderate obese women as assessed by thermometry, actimetry and body position. Click Here
  • Discovery of the Clock Mutant and the First Mammalian Clock Gene and the Links to Obesity. Click Here
  • Partial sleep deprivation by environmental noise increases food intake and body weight in obesity resistant rats. Click Here

Beverages

  • The concentration of caffeine in SSBs did not influence the amount of food or SSB consumed. Click Here
  • Can the satiating power of a high energy beverage be improved by manipulating sensory characteristics and label information? Click Here
  • Effect of different amounts of coffee on dietary intake and appetite of normal-weight and overweight/obese individuals. Click Here
  • Food advertisements during consumption of pizza increased food intake only in overweight/obese girls and increased caloric compensation for glucose drink in boys but not girls. Click Here

Lifespan & Mortality

  • Body Mass Index and Mortality in Non-Hispanic Black Adults in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Click Here
  • How lifespan associated genes modulate aging changes: lessons from analysis of longitudinal data. Click Here
  • Nutrition Forced Extension of Lifespan in Drosophila: A Whole-Genome Investigation. Click Here

Stigma & Bias

  • Weight bias in graduate school admissions. Click Here
  • High BMI: prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination and its consequences. Click Here
  • Obese children have lower perceived physical competence despite similar actual motor competence. Click Here
  • Assessing bias against overweight individuals among nursing and psychology students: an implicit association test. Click Here

Policy related

  • Providing calorie information was effective at reducing calorie consumption only when dining with friends, and for females. Click Here
  • Current obesity prevention strategies and those considered feasible and effective are often mismatched with the empirical literature. Click Here
  • Chocolate warnings don't work on women. Click Here
  • Health Public Policy Public opinion on food-related obesity prevention policy initiatives. Click Here
  • Addressing the policy cacophony does not require more evidence: an argument for reframing obesity as caloric overconsumption. Click Here
  • Taxing Food and Beverages: Theory, Evidence, and Policy. Click Here
  • Accounting for product substitution in the analysis of food taxes targeting obesity. Click Here
  • SSB tax of 20% estimated to cause an average weight loss of 1.6 pounds in the first year. Click Here
  • Drs. Yach and Brownell debate on Role of Food Industry in Obesity. Click Here
  • NOPREN Supplement: Evaluating Policies and Processes for Promoting Healthy Eating (multiple articles). Click Here

Breast Feeding

  • Infant Feeding and Growth: Can We Answer the Causal Question? Click Here
  • Downey Report: Evidence Does Not Support Breastfeeding as Protective Against Obesity. Click Here

Methods

  • Optimal scaling of weight and waist circumference to height for maximal association with body fat. Click Here
  • Video Journal: Functional Imaging of Brown Fat in Mice with 18F-FDG micro-PET/CT. Click Here
  • Modeling Obesity Histories in Cohort Analyses of Health and Mortality. Click Here
  • New strategies needed for investigating taste-obesity relationships. Click Here
  • Percent weight loss as a method of reporting weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Click Here
  • An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Some Consequences of Having Too Little. Click Here
  • BMI was linked to high job demands and that this relationship is even stronger for those employees who have little control over their work. Click Here
  • Effect of reducing total fat intake on body weight: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies. Click Here
  • Extra fruit may not ward off daily hunger. Click Here
  • Physical readiness and obesity among male U.S. Navy personnel with limited exercise availability while at sea. Click Here
  • Eating Fewer, Larger Meals May Prove Healthier for Obese Women Click Here
  • Effects of body images, dietary restraint, and persuasive messages on females' orientations towards chocolate. Click Here
  • Evaluation of gene-obesity interaction effects on cholesterol levels: A genetic predisposition score on HDL-cholesterol is modified by obesity. Click Here
  • Artificial sweeteners: a place in the field of functional foods? Focus on obesity and related metabolic disorders. Click Here
  • Obesity is Contagious! Evidence from US Data. Click Here
  • Effects of diet macronutrient composition on body composition and fat distribution during weight maintenance and weight loss. Click Here
  • The Role of Nutrition in Health Status after Spinal Cord Injury. Click Here
  • Body mass index underestimates adiposity in women with spinal cord injury. Click Here
  • A fuzzy cognitive map of the psychosocial determinants of obesity. Click Here
  • Americans Continue to Adjust Their Ideal Weight Upward. Click Here
  • Resveratrol had no effect on insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, glucose production and turnover, REE, lipid oxidation, lipid accumulation, or inflammatory biomarkers in obese men over 4 weeks. Click Here
  • Metformin in obesity, cancer and aging: addressing controversies. Click Here
  • Exenatide as a Novel Weight Loss Modality in Patients Without Diabetes (systematic review). Click Here
  • Effects of Parents' Employment Status on Changes in Body Mass Index and Percent Body Fat in Adolescent Girls. Click Here
  • Alterations of body mass index and body composition in atomic bomb survivors. Click Here
  • Obese children show a higher mean discrepancy between skeletal and chronologic ages. Click Here
  • Social relationships can have both positive and negative associations with obesogenic behaviors. Click Here
  • Weight-ing: The experience of waiting on weight loss. Click Here
  • Distance to primary food store did not predict Fruit & Vegetable consumption. Click Here

Nutrition (not obesity)

  • Scant Evidence That Salt Raises BP. Click Here
  • White rice consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes. Click Here
  • The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization. Click Here
  • Reflections on dietary guidance and the status of carbohydrate on both sides of the Atlantic. Click Here

General Science

  • This I believe: agricultural science and genetics. Click Here
  • A Comprehensive Genetic Approach for Improving Prediction of Skin Cancer Risk in Humans. Click Here
  • Time and Money Are Being Wasted in the Lab. Click Here
  • Research grants: Conform and be funded. Click Here
  • Commentary: Epidemiologic Methods Are Useless: They Can Only Give You Answers. Click Here
  • Commentary: What, Me Worry?: Chemicals and Causality. Click Here
  • Commentary: Social Epidemiology: Questionable Answers and Answerable Questions. Click Here
  • More Author Disclosure: Solution or Absolution? Click Here
  • Is a healthy diet an environmentally sustainable diet? Click Here

Announcement

  • The UAB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biology. Click Here

Posted 11/30/12

Basic Science

  • Have We Got It All Wrong? Insulin hypersecretion and food additives: cause of obesity and diabetes? Click Here
  • What obesity research tells us about epigenetic mechanisms. Click Here
  • GPRC5B Activates Obesity-Associated Inflammatory Signaling in Adipocytes. Click Here
  • Treating Diabetes and Obesity with an FGF21-Mimetic Antibody Activating the ?Klotho/FGFR1c Receptor Complex. Click Here
  • New Treatment Aids Weight Loss, Improves Diabetes in Monkeys. Click Here
  • Age-Related Increase in Food Spilling by Laboratory Mice May Lead to Significant Overestimation of Actual Food Consumption: Implications for Studies on Dietary Restriction, Metabolism, and Dose Calculations. Click Here
  • The use of conditioned place preference to determine broiler preferences for quantitative or qualitative dietary restriction. Click Here
  • Obesity in mice with adipocyte-specific deletion of clock component Arntl. Click Here
  • Genes & cells: Fasting hormone boosts longevity: Life span benefits in mice mimic those in caloric restriction. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Welcome to the Golden Age of American Food. Click Here
  • Confronting the Social Determinants of Health — Obesity, Neglect, and Inequity. Click Here
  • The possibility of regulating for obesity prevention - understanding regulation in the Commonwealth Government. Click Here
  • Accounting for product substitution with food taxes targeting obesity. Click Here
  • School vending machines were not significantly associated with academic achievement patterns or obesity status. Click Here
  • Fat government, thin populace? Is the growth of obesity prevalence lower in more generous welfare states? Click Here
  • Assessing the potential effectiveness of food and beverage taxes and subsidies for improving public health: a systematic review of prices, demand and body weight outcomes. Click Here
  • Video: Matthew Metzgar, M.B.A., Ph.D. — Simulating A Ban On Food Advertising. Click Here
  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth. Click Here

SSB, Beverages, & Sugars

  • Longevity of wasps feeding on fructose was significantly longer than that feeding on glucose, sucrose, trehalose and melezitose, respectively (P<0.0001). Click Here
  • Effects of Honey and Sucrose on Longevity and Fecundity of Apanteles metesae (Nixon), a Major Parasitoid of the Oil Palm Bagworm, Metisa plana (Walker). Click Here
  • Effects of fruit and vegetable, consumed in solid vs beverage forms, on acute and chronic appetitive responses in lean and obese adults. Click Here
  • Taxing SSBs: Legal & Policy Issues in Canada. Click Here
  • High fructose corn syrup and diabetes prevalence: A global perspective. Click Here
  • Diabetes and Sweetener Link Scrutinized. Click Here
  • Saccharin and aspartame, compared with sucrose, induce greater weight gain in adult Wistar rats, at similar total caloric intake levels. Click Here
  • David Kerr: Alcohol and calories—an opportunity for public health? Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral Science

  • Contribution of evening macronutrient intake to total caloric intake and body mass index. Click Here
  • Nighttime snacking reduces whole body fat oxidation and increases LDL cholesterol in healthy young women. Click Here
  • Acute effects of different diet compositions on skeletal muscle insulin signalling in obese individuals during caloric restriction. Click Here
  • Searching for Magic Bullets: Weight-control Meds. Click Here
  • New ketone drink 's alleged weight loss benefits touted. Click Here
  • A Multisite Study of Long-term Remission and Relapse of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Following Gastric Bypass. Click Here
  • A true challenge for any superhero: an evaluation of a comic book obesity prevention program. Click Here
  • Does milk and dairy consumption during pregnancy influence fetal growth and infant birthweight? A systematic literature review. Click Here
  • Association between Dairy Food Consumption and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Women Differs by Type of Dairy Food . Click Here
  • Choice architecture as a means to change eating behaviour in self-service settings: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Does eating slowly influence appetite and energy intake when water intake is controlled? Click Here
  • Massage Improves Growth Quality by Decreasing Body Fat Deposition in Male Preterm Infants. Click Here
  • Modelling fat mass as a function of weekly physical activity profiles measured by Actigraph accelerometers. Click Here
  • Insights into the beneficial effect of caloric/ dietary restriction for a healthy and prolonged life. Click Here
  • Effect of Modest Caloric Restriction on Oxidative Stress in Women, a Randomized Trial. Click Here
  • Estimation of Newborn Risk for Child or Adolescent Obesity: Lessons from Longitudinal Birth Cohorts. Click Here
  • The protective effect of the obesity-associated rs9939609 A variant in fat mass- and obesity-associated gene on depression. Click Here
  • Intermittent fasting combined with calorie restriction is effective for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese women. Click Here
  • Adolescents bullying and young adults body mass index and obesity: a longitudinal study. Click Here

General Science

  • Multivariate or Multivariable Regression? Click Here
  • Imagine Science Films. Click Here
  • Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality? Click Here
  • Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence. Click Here
  • Neuroscience: Under Attack. Click Here
  • Clinical trial data for all drugs in current use. Click Here
  • Lapses at the New England Journal of Medicine. Click Here
  • Cellulose degradation and assimilation by the unicellular phototrophic eukaryote Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Click Here
  • Why Retraction Notices Matter. Click Here
  • Scientists and drug company connections. Click Here
  • As drug industry's influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias. Click Here
  • Placebo-induced analgesia in an operant pain model in rats. Click Here

Posted 11/23/12

Basic Science

  • Dynamics of energy utilization in male and female turkeys during growth. Click Here
  • Feed restriction delays developmental fast skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain isoforms in turkey poults selected for differential growth. Click Here
  • Altered feeding differentially regulates circadian rhythms and energy metabolism in liver and muscle of rats. Click Here
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Binge Eating: Mechanisms and Preclinical Models. Click Here
  • Disruption of cue-potentiated feeding in mice with blocked ghrelin signaling. Click Here
  • Comparison of Brown and White Adipose Tissue Fat Fractions in ob, seipin and Fsp27 Gene Knockout Mice. Click Here
  • MyomiR-133 regulates brown fat differentiation through Prdm16. Click Here
  • Neuronal overexpression of insulin receptor substrate 2 leads to increased fat mass, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance during aging. Click Here
  • Psychosocial stress and diet history promote emotional feeding in female rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • Visceral Adipose Tissue Quantification Using Lunar Prodigy. Click Here
  • Identification of a novel benzimidazole derivative as a highly potent NPY Y5 receptor antagonist with an anti-obesity profile. Click Here
  • Novel melanocortin 4 receptor agonist causes weight loss in obese rhesus macaques. Click Here
  • Understanding the role of gut microbes and probiotics in obesity: How far are we? Click Here
  • The role of gut microbiota in human obesity: Recent findings and future perspectives. Click Here
  • Non-glucose metabolism in cancer cells—is it all in the fat? Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Wales' top doctor Ruth Hussey suggests debate over an 'obesity law'. Click Here
  • Strengthening the rigour of population-wide, community-based obesity prevention evaluations. Click Here
  • Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts. Click Here
  • No statistically significant associations were found between fast-food density/variety and consumption. Click Here
  • A fat debate on big food? Unraveling blogosphere reactions. Click Here
  • Study finds high customer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants. Click Here
  • The effect of reduced-fat labelling on chocolate expectations. Click Here
  • Childhood obesity, parental duties of care and strategies for intervention. Click Here
  • Medicare agrees to pick up the tab for obesity counseling. Click Here
  • Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: Research Findings and Policy Implications. Click Here
  • Study says medical schools under-focus on obesity. Click Here

Breakfast-Related

  • Consuming pork proteins at breakfast reduces the feeling of hunger before lunch, but not subsequent energy intake. Click Here
  • Egg breakfast caused lower intake of energy relative to croissant- and cereal-based breakfasts at subsequent lunch and evening meal. Click Here
  • New weight loss diet recommends high-carb and protein big breakfast. Click Here
  • Differential roles of breakfast only (one meal per day) and a bigger breakfast with a small dinner (two meals per day) in mice fed a high-fat diet with regard to induced obesity and lipid metabolism. Click Here
  • A School Breakfast Program did not have a significant effect on children's school attendance or academic achievement. Click Here
  • Acute glycaemic load breakfast manipulations do not attenuate cognitive impairments in adults with type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • The breakfast effect: Dogs (Canis familiaris) search more accurately when they are less hungry. Click Here
  • Short-term effect of macronutrient composition and glycemic index of a yoghurt breakfast on satiety and mood in healthy young men. Click Here
  • Skipping breakfast: Morningness-eveningness preference is differentially related to state and trait food cravings. Click Here
  • Logic does not apply: Breakfast. Click Here

Stigma & Bias

  • Lose weight for a raise only if overweight: Marginal integration for semi-linear panel models. Click Here
  • Weight-based stigma and physician bias. Click Here
  • Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias among a Large Sample of Medical Doctors by BMI, Race/Ethnicity and Gender. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Media Distortion. Study: Obesity Gene May Fight Depression; Media: Fat People Are Really Jolly! Click Here
  • Unsure what the future will bring? You may overindulge: Uncertainty increases the appeal of wants over shoulds. Click Here
  • The Gargle Effect: Rinsing the Mouth With Glucose Enhances Self-Control. Click Here
  • Watching a food-related television show and caloric intake. A laboratory study. Click Here
  • The Negative Association of Childhood Obesity to Cognitive Control of Action Monitoring. Click Here
  • Explaining the failures of obesity therapy: willpower attenuation, target miscalculation or metabolic compensation? Click Here
  • Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity. Click Here
  • How vegetables make the meal: their hedonic and heroic impact on perceptions of the meal and of the preparer. Click Here
  • Healthy Foods Thought to Be Unhealthy at First Glance. Click Here
  • Isolating the effect of major depression on obesity: role of selection bias. Click Here
  • Projecting the Effect of Changes in Smoking and Obesity on Future Life Expectancy in the United States. Click Here
  • Adding complementary food in addition to breast milk to infants' diets from 4 months of age does not affect growth rate between 4 and 6 months: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Zonisamide for weight reduction in obese adults: a 1-year randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • 'Fat' Drug could treat epilepsy. Click Here
  • Efficacy of rimonabant in obese patients with binge eating disorder. Click Here
  • Short message service reduces dropout in childhood obesity treatment: A randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Researchers find gene variants linked to sleep habits, time of death. Click Here
  • The relationship between eating-related individual differences and visual attention to foods high in added fat and sugar. Click Here
  • Exercise key for healthy children. Click Here
  • Is vibration exercise a useful addition to a weight management program? Click Here
  • Socioeconomic variation in the relationship between obesity and life expectancy. Click Here
  • Fructose metabolism in humans – what isotopic tracer studies tell us. Click Here
  • Diabetes Rates Soar in U.S. as 18 States See Cases Double. Click Here
  • Daycare linked to obesity risk in kids, Quebec study finds. Click Here

Announcements

  • Sarcopenia Conference, Dec 6-7, Orlando Florida. Click Here
  • Kelly D. Brownell: Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology. Click Here
  • Nationwide Childhood Obesity Challenge Winners Announced. Click Here

Some Recent and Upcoming Communications from Gary Taubes

  • Why the Campaign to Stop America's Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing. Click Here
  • Upcoming Forum - Why we get fat: Diet Trends & Food Policy. Click Here
  • What Really Makes Us Fat. Click Here
  • Calories vs. nutrients. Click Here

General Science

  • A comparative assessment of univariate longevity measures using zoological animal records. Click Here
  • When Cheating Would Make You a Cheater: Implicating the Self Prevents Unethical Behavior. Click Here
  • Scientific inbreeding and same-team replication: Type D personality as an example. Click Here
  • Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection. Click Here
  • New ORCID ID Aims to Resolve Authorship Confusion. Click Here
  • The Changing Face of Journal Metrics. Click Here
  • Improving the Reporting of Clinical Research - An Editor's View. Click Here

Posted 11/16/12

Basic Science

  • Study links arctic ground squirrels to human obesity. Click Here
  • Diet-induced obesity in ad libitum-fed mice: food texture overrides the effect of macronutrient composition. Click Here
  • Effects of the Physical Form of the Diet on Food Intake, Growth, and Body Composition Changes in Mice. Click Here
  • Effects of resveratrol on longevity, cognitive ability and aging-related histological markers in the annual fish Nothobranchius guentheri. Click Here
  • Isotopic evidence that "our ancestors ate grass 3.5 million years ago". Click Here
  • Obesity-related differences in muscular capacity during sustained isometric exertions. Click Here
  • Probiotics, prebiotics, energy balance, and obesity: mechanistic insights and therapeutic implications. Click Here
  • FTO genotype is associated with phenotypic variability of body mass index. Click Here
  • Loss-of-function mutations in MC4R are very rare in the Greek severely obese adult population. Click Here
  • FABP4 Dynamics in Obesity: Discrepancies in Adipose Tissue and Liver Expression Regarding Circulating Plasma Levels. Click Here
  • Rhein Protects against Obesity through LXR-Mediated UCP1 Upregulation in BAT. Click Here
  • Inhibition of CPT-1 Activity Alleviates Insulin Resistance in Diet-Induced Obese Mice. Click Here
  • Circulation Research: Diabetes and Obesity thematic synopsis. Click Here
  • Trajectories of Agouti-Related Protein and Leptin Levels During Antipsychotic-Associated Weight Gain in Patients With Schizophrenia. Click Here
  • Discovery of a novel non-steroidal GR antagonist with in vivo efficacy in the olanzapine-induced weight gain model in the rat. Click Here
  • Obesity in mice with adipocyte-specific deletion of clock component Arntl. Click Here
  • Progressive-ratio Responding for Palatable High-fat and High-sugar Food in Mice (Video article). Click Here
  • Adipocyte size is associated with NAFLD independent of obesity, fat distribution and PNPLA3 genotype. Click Here
  • Sustained sleep fragmentation affects brain temperature, food intake and glucose tolerance in mice. Click Here

Policy related

  • Adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found. Click Here
  • Bans on Sugary Drinks in Schools Have Little Impact on Consumption. Click Here
  • Sugar-sweetened beverage ban decreases in-school access but not overall consumption. Click Here
  • Sugar taxes and weight loss predictions. Click Here
  • Fast food menus' calorie counts remain high despite increased scrutiny. Click Here
  • Paternalism, Obesity, and Tolerable Levels of Risk. Click Here
  • Denmark scraps its infamous fat tax after only one year. Click Here
  • Tipping the Scale: A Place for Childhood Obesity in the Evolving Legal Framework of Child Abuse and Neglect. Click Here (https://litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com/webcd/app?action=DocumentDisplay&crawlid=1&doctype=cite&docid=12+Yale+J.+Health+Pol'y+L.+%26+Ethics+336&srctype=smi&srcid=3B15&key=bb18a70f503af94b96eafabffebe2460)
  • Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary. Click Here
  • Role of Policy and Government in the Obesity Epidemic. Click Here
  • Non-white female Democratic legislators concerned about obesity are most likely to support obesity prevention legislation. Click Here
  • Weighing in on Sugary Drinks: NIH Director's Blog. Click Here
  • An ethical framework for the prevention of overweight and obesity: a tool for thinking through a programme's ethical aspects. Click Here
  • When does dietary knowledge matter to obesity and overweight prevention? Click Here

Announcements

  • Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity & the Environment, November 29. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral: RCTs

  • Simply conversing about exercise led to more food intake. Click Here
  • No effect on weight gain of women assigned to eat 30 grams of chocolate daily during pregnancy. Click Here
  • Snacking shows no weight gain induced by assignment to ~ 260 kcal daily snacks of chocolate, nuts, or potato chips. Click Here
  • Subjects assigned to consume over 200 kcal of chocolate per day neither gained nor lost weight. Click Here
  • Effects of hot bathing when combined with diet and exercise. Click Here
  • Eating protein at night increases lean body mass among exercisers. Click Here
  • No Effect of Manipulating Eating Frequency During a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Click Here
  • Orange Juice Limits Postprandial Fat Oxidation after Breakfast in Normal-Weight Adolescents and Adults. Click Here
  • Meat supplementation increases arm muscle area in Kenyan schoolchildren. Click Here
  • A pre-meal snack of raisins decreases mealtime food intake more than grapes in young children. Click Here
  • Group-randomized obesity prevention trial in American Indian children. Click Here
  • Calorie restriction is a superior approach to weight management than intuitive eating: an RCT. Click Here
  • Family-based models for childhood-obesity intervention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Click Here
  • Internet- and paper-based weight loss programs aimed at men improve obesity. Click Here
  • Effects of Mediterranean diet not different between abdominally and non-abdominally obese. Click Here
  • Effects of Treatment Differences on Psychosocial Predictors of Exercise and Improved Eating in Obese, Middle-Age Adults. Click Here
  • Aerobic exercise alone results in clinically significant weight loss for men and women: Midwest Exercise Trial-2. Click Here
  • Vagal Blockade to treat morbid obesity was safe, but weight loss was not greater in treated compared to controls. Click Here
  • Greater weight loss and hormonal changes after 6 months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner. Click Here
  • Obesity, Weight Loss, and Employment Prospects: Evidence from a Randomized Trial. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral: Non-RCTs

  • Fat spouses and hours of work: are body and Pareto weights correlated? Click Here
  • A cloud-based serious games framework for obesity. Click Here
  • Balloon that fools your body's calorie counter could help combat obesity. Click Here
  • Dietary protein - its role in satiety, energetics, weight loss and health. Click Here
  • More play great weapon against child obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity and oral disease - a challenge for dentistry. Click Here
  • The Barker hypothesis and obesity: Connections for transdisciplinarity and social justice. Click Here
  • Clinical Tracking of Severely Obese Children: A New Growth Chart. Click Here
  • UAB professor gets grant to help improve weight and exercise of kids with Down syndrome. Click Here
  • How Much Weight Change Is Necessary for Normalization of Weight Status in Children? Click Here
  • Piecing Together Puzzling Questions about Weight. Click Here
  • Dietary treatment in phenylketonuria does not lead to increased risk of obesity or metabolic syndrome. Click Here
  • "What My Doctor Didn't Tell Me": Examining Health Care Provider Advice to Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women on Gestational Weight Gain and Physical Activity. Click Here
  • Unhealthy food is not tastier for everybody: The "healthy = tasty" French intuition. Click Here
  • Changes in daily leptin, ghrelin and adiponectin profiles following a diet with carbohydrates eaten at dinner in obese subjects. Click Here
  • Anthropometric markers of obesity and mortality in white and African American adults: The Pennington Center Longitudinal Study. Click Here
  • Derivation of Background Mortality by Smoking and Obesity in Cancer Simulation Models. Click Here
  • The independent effect of body mass index on health-related quality of life among racial and ethnic subgroups. Click Here
  • Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity among Older Adults: Patterns, Prevalence and Trends. Click Here
  • Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Body Weight, Image and Self-Esteem Evaluation questionnaire in patients with severe mental disorders. Click Here
  • Investigating the potential relationship between skeletal muscle atrophy and obesity. Click Here
  • The Association Between Body Mass Index and Heath Related Quality of Life: Influence of Ethnicity on this Relationship. Click Here
  • The association between obesity and colorectal adenoma: systematic review and meta-analysis. Click Here
  • Consumers with healthier eating habits snack more. Click Here
  • Anthropometrical differences between suicide and other non-natural death circumstances: an autopsy study. Click Here

Research Integrity

  • Are Research Papers Reporting Results from Nutrigenetics Clinical Research a Potential Source of Biohype? Click Here
  • Rigid guidelines may restrict research. Click Here
  • Scientific Misconduct and the Myth of Self-Correction in Science. Click Here
  • Replicability and research practices in psychological science (special issue). Click Here
  • Solving the Problem of Irreproducible Results. Click Here
  • DSM-5 Task Force Proposes Controversial Diagnosis for Dishonest Scientists. Click Here
  • Fixing the fraud: how do we safeguard science from misconduct? (Panel discussion). Click Here
  • Nine Circles of Scientific Hell. Click Here

General Science

  • Evidence that people follow probability theory when judging probabilities, and that biases in judgment are due to noise. Click Here
  • Diet-induced alterations of host cholesterol metabolism are likely to affect gut microbiota composition in hamsters. Click Here
  • Dietary Cholesterol and CVD - ENC Nutrition Research Update Special Cholesterol Edition. Click Here
  • Association of Race and Sex With Risk of Incident Acute Coronary Heart Disease Events. Click Here
  • 'Palaeo-porn': we've got it all wrong. Click Here
  • Variants Identified in a GWAS Meta-Analysis for Blood Lipids Are Associated with the Lipid Response to Fenofibrate. Click Here
  • Factors Causing Assortative Mating in Threespine Stickleback. Click Here
  • The marmoset monkey: A multi-purpose preclinical and translational model of human biology and disease (Review). Click Here
  • Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution. Click Here
  • Hyperamylinemia as a novel risk factor for diabetic heart disease. Click Here
  • How did milk help found Western civilization? Click Here
  • Taking gastronomy to the molecular level creates unprecedented flavor combos. Click Here

Posted 11/9/12

Policy Related

  • Beverages and body weight: challenges in the evidence-based review process of the Carbohydrate Subcommittee from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Click here
  • Agricultural Subsidies: Are They a Contributing Factor to the American Obesity Epidemic? Click Here
  • Author claims: To diminish the number of overweight people the focal point should be on evoking the right amount of fear. Click Here
  • Mayor Bloomberg Loves Breastfeeding More Than You Do. Click Here
  • New York voters unconvinced on Bloomberg health measures. Click Here
  • Energy intake from Fast Food Restaurants Declined in 2003-2008, Before Menu Labeling. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Core temperature: a forgotten variable in energy expenditure and obesity? Click Here
  • Effects of spring-summer temperature on body mass of chamois. Click Here
  • Seasonal acclimatization in game animals and implications for meat composition. Click Here
  • Resting and exercise energy use in Antarctica: Effect of 50% restriction in temperate climate energy requirements. Click Here
  • The adipose organ: white-brown adipocyte plasticity and metabolic inflammation. Click Here
  • Sex-dependent differences in rat brown adipose tissue mitochondrial biogenesis and insulin signaling parameters in response to an obesogenic diet. Click Here
  • Weight loss resistance in Ponies. Click Here
  • Mice That Eat Yogurt Have Larger Testicles? Click Here
  • Relationship between markers of body fat and calcaneal bone stiffness differs between preschool and primary school children: Results from the IDEFICS baseline survey. Click Here
  • Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism. Click Here
  • Positive natural selection of TRIB2, a novel gene that influences visceral fat accumulation, in East Asia. Click Here
  • mTOR signalling: the molecular interface connecting metabolic stress, aging and cardiovascular diseases. Click Here
  • Seven sirtuins for seven deadly diseases of aging. Click Here
  • E4orf1 improves lipid and glucose metabolism in hepatocytes: a template to improve steatosis & hyperglycemia. Click Here
  • Nitrogen in dietary glutamate is exclusively utilized for the synthesis of amino acids in the rat intestine. Click Here
  • C5aR and C3aR antagonists each inhibit diet-induced obesity, metabolic dysfunction, and adipocyte and macrophage signaling. Click Here

Announcements

  • Upcoming Keystone Meeting: Nutrition, Epigenetics and Human Disease. Click Here
  • Metabolomics Symposium Save the Date 12/12/12. Click Here

Sleep & Obesity

  • Insufficient Sleep as a Contributor to Weight Gain: An Update. Click Here
  • Seasonal differences in melatonin concentrations and heart rates during sleep in obese subjects in Japan. Click Here
  • Short Sleep Duration, Glucose Dysregulation and Hormonal Regulation of Appetite in Men and Women . Click Here
  • Exposure to Light at Night, Nocturnal Urinary Melatonin Excretion, and Obesity/Dyslipidemia in the Elderly: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the HEIJO-KYO Study . Click Here
  • Waking up to weight: The meditational role of sympathovagal balance in the relation between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity. Click Here

Sugar, SSB's & Obesity

  • Effects of high fructose corn syrup beverage on indices of resting metabolism as compared to a sucrose beverage. Click Here
  • Effects of Differentially Sweetened Beverages on Hepatic and Adipose De Novo Lipogenesis in Healthy Young Adults. Click Here
  • National trends in beverage consumption in children from birth to 5 years: analysis of NHANES across three decades. Click Here
  • Fructose impacts on gut microbiota and obesity - letter. Click Here
  • Fructose impacts on gut microbiota and obesity - response to H. C. Stevens. Click Here
  • Effects of Fructose Containing Sugars on Lipids, Blood Pressure and Uric Acid When Consumed at Up to 90th Percentile Population Consumption Levels. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Link Discovered Between Driver Obesity and Crash Risk. Click Here
  • A computational study of injury severity and pattern sustained by overweight drivers in frontal motor vehicle crashes. Click Here
  • Impact of testosterone on body fat and composition. Click Here
  • The Significance of Low Testosterone Levels in Obese Men. Click Here
  • The role of body fat in female attractiveness. Click Here
  • Mediators of weight loss in the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' pilot study for overweight fathers. Click Here
  • Leisure Time Physical Activity of Moderate to Vigorous Intensity and Mortality: A Large Pooled Cohort Analysis. Click Here
  • Long-term weight changes in obese young adult men and subsequent all-cause mortality. Click Here
  • Calories poorly grasped for maintaining weight. Click Here
  • A Quantitative Simulation Study of Obesity Development Among a Young Population. Click Here
  • University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox'. Click Here
  • Anti-Fat Bias May Be Equally Prevalent in General Public and Medical Community. Click Here
  • Brain Reorganization following Weight Loss. Click Here
  • Alleviating poverty may be the best, if not the only, way to stop the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • The oral microflora in obesity and type-2 diabetes. Click Here
  • Prevention of Obesity using Artificial Intelligence Techniques. Click Here
  • Predicting energy expenditure of manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury using a multisensor-based activity monitor. Click Here
  • Can Obesity Change Your Sense of Smell? . Click Here
  • Ketogenic enteral nutrition as a treatment for obesity: short term and long term results from 19,000 patients. Click Here
  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of an Oral, Extended-Release Formulation of Phentermine/Topiramate for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Adults. Click Here
  • Is There a Link Between Infection Due to Adenovirus 36 and Childhood Obesity? Click Here
  • Program aimed at reducing screen time reduces meals eaten with TV but fails to affect weight. Click Here
  • Office-Based Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Screen Time in Preschool Children. Click Here
  • Of Mind and Matter: Psychological Dimensions in Obesity. Click Here
  • Results of a Multidisciplinary Treatment Program in 3-Year-Old to 5-Year-Old Overweight or Obese Children: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. ClickHere
  • Targeting adipose tissue. Click Here
  • Leptin regulates dopamine responses to sustained stress in humans. Click Here
  • Search query data to monitor interest in behavior change: application for public health. Click Here
  • Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Click Here
  • Gender obesity inequities are huge but differ greatly according to environment and socio-economics in a north African setting: a national cross-sectional study in Tunisia. Click Here
  • Associations between temperament at age 1.5 years and obesogenic diet at ages 3 and 7 years. Click Here
  • Incorporating social network effects into cost-effectiveness analysis: a methodological contribution with application to obesity prevention. Click Here
  • Decreased luteinizing hormone pulse frequency is associated with elevated twenty-four-hour ghrelin after calorie restriction and exercise in premenopausal women. Click Here
  • Sex hormone changes during weight loss and maintenance in overweight and obese postmenopausal African-American and non-African-American women. Click Here
  • Twenty-five year trends in body mass index by education and income in Finland. Click Here
  • Addressing weight gain in smoking cessation treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Association between Frequency of Breakfast Eating and Obesity in Korean Adolescents. Click Here
  • Exercising before Breakfast Increases Fat Loss. Click Here
  • Modelling fat mass as a function of weekly physical activity profiles measured by Actigraph accelerometers. Click Here
  • Is there a place for coenzyme Q in the management of metabolic disorders associated with obesity? . Click Here

General Science

  • A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science's Aversion to the Null. Click Here
  • Unloading the dice on research: A compulsory register of trials could give a more accurate view of studies and test results. Click Here
  • Science, truth, and forensic cultures: The exceptional legal status of DNA evidence. Click Here
  • Mentor vs. Monolith: Finding and being a good graduate advisor. Click Here
  • Mice Predict Spread of Skin Cancer in Humans. Click Here
  • Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their Own Scale. Click Here
  • Replicability in Psychological Science A Crisis of Confidence? Click Here
  • Gender Bias Pervasive in Academic Hiring : Outdated Cultural Stereotypes Can Prevent Women from Securing Jobs in the Life Sciences. Click Here
  • Content area experts as authors: helpful or harmful for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Click Here
  • Life Sciences Salary Survey 2012. Click Here
  • A Discussion With George Church On His New Book Regenesis And Synthetic Biology. Click Here
  • Navigating Airport Security with an Insulin Pump and/or Sensor. Click Here
  • An overview on standard statistical methods for assessing exposure-outcome link in survival analysis (Part II): the Kaplan-Meier analysis and the Cox regression method. Click Here
  • Evolutionary layering and the limits to cellular perfection. Click Here
  • Preventing and Controlling Hypertension in the Era of Genomic Innovation and Environmental Transformation . Click Here

Posted 11/2/12

Basic Science

  • Bowels control brain: gut hormones and obesity. Click Here
  • Activation of AMPK by the Putative Dietary Restriction Mimetic Metformin Is Insufficient to Extend Lifespan in Drosophila. Click Here
  • Energetic costs of cellular computation. Click Here
  • Performance, Personality, and Energetics: Correlation, Causation, and Mechanism. Click Here
  • Metabolic constraint imposes tradeoff between body size and number of brain neurons in human evolution. Click Here
  • Barnacle Geese Achieve Significant Energetic Savings by Changing Posture. Click Here
  • Peripheral injections of melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 antagonist S38151 decrease food intake and body weight in rodent obesity models. Click Here
  • PPARgamma activation attenuates cold-induced upregulation of thyroid status and brown adipose tissue PGC-1alpha and D2. Click Here
  • Obesity-programmed mice are rescued by early genetic intervention. Click Here
  • Skeletal effects of long-term caloric restriction in rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • Methionine sulfoxide reductase a affects insulin resistance by protecting insulin receptor function. Click Here
  • Dietary resistant starch dose-dependently reduces adiposity in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant male rats. Click Here
  • Effect of an obesogenic diet during the juvenile period on growth pattern, fatness and metabolic, cardiovascular and reproductive features of swine with obesity/leptin resistance. Click Here

Policy Related

  • Harvard Crimson: Correlation Still Doesn't Equal Causation in Soda Studies. Click Here
  • Public health efforts to promote healthy beverages should recognize the potential impact of tap water perceptions on water and SSB intake among minority populations. Click Here
  • A conditional cash transfer scheme in Colombia is Associated with Obesity in Women. Click Here
  • Effect of source of funding on weight loss up to 3 years after gastric banding. Click Here
  • Childhood Obesity in Alabama: A Call to Action. Click Here
  • Yes: Food labels would let consumers make informed choices . Click Here
  • No: Labels on GM foods unnecessary; biotech crops are "safe" . Click Here
  • More on GMO: "Trust Science - Unless You Can't Trust Science, Say Scientists". Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Data did not support hypothesis that children accumulated more sedentary time on school days compared to weekend days. Click Here
  • Dean Ornish Op-Ed: Eating for Health, Not Weight. Click Here
  • Adenovirus-36 antibody status & BMI comparison among obese Missouri adolescents. Click Here
  • Implantable gastric stimulator designed to reduce hunger. Click Here
  • Is the Health Burden Associated With Obesity Changing? Click Here
  • Eating habits in the turn of the 19th and 20th century: exhibition of menu cards at the Sarajevo City Museum. Click Here
  • Subtle changes in the flavour and texture of a drink enhance expectations of satiety. Click Here
  • Effects of biggest loser exercise depictions on exercise-related attitudes. Click Here
  • High energy expenditure masks low physical activity in obesity. 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
  • Rational snacking: Young children's decision-making on the marshmallow task is moderated by beliefs about environmental reliability. Click Here
  • Dolly Parton and the art of dieting . Click Here
  • Obesity & Olfaction: Revealing the Unexpected Dangers of Obesity . Click Here
  • The built environment moderates effects of family-based childhood obesity treatment over 2 years. Click Here
  • Food after deprivation rewards the earlier eating . Click Here
  • A Case Study of Metabolic Syndrome without Hypertension in a Fijian Coastal Fishing Village. Click Here
  • Association of food form with self-reported 24-h energy intake and meal patterns in US adults: NHANES 2003-2008. Click Here
  • Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007-2010. Click Here
  • Blood Pressure Randomized Methodology Study Comparing Automatic Oscillometric and Mercury Sphygmomanometer Devices: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010. Click Here
  • Influence of Stress in Parents on Child Obesity and Related Behaviors. Click Here
  • Systematic review and meta-analyses of risk factors for childhood overweight identifiable during infancy. Click Here
  • Visceral Obesity and Colorectal Cancer: Are We Missing the Boat with BMI? Click Here
  • Fruit and vegetable intake and eating behaviors mediate the effect of a randomized text-message based weight loss program. Click Here
  • Obesity-Susceptibility Loci and Their Influence on Adiposity-Related Traits in Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood - The HUNT Study. Click Here
  • Fatty acid composition of adipose tissue triglycerides after weight loss and weight maintenance. The Diogenes Study. Click Here
  • Obesity: A Transgenerational Problem Linked to Nutrition during Pregnancy. Click Here
  • Understanding overeating and obesity. Click Here
  • Patterning of children's sedentary time at and away from school. Click Here

General Science

  • Andrew Weil/AAFP Article Rejected by Slate. Click Here
  • Twins and the mystery of missing heritability: the contribution of gene-environment interactions. Click Here
  • A Comprehensive Survey of Retracted Articles from the Scholarly Literature. Click Here
  • The Epistemic Integrity of Scientific Research. Click Here
  • Effect of ultraviolet light on water- and fat-soluble vitamins in cow and goat milk. Click Here
  • Assessment of systematic effects of methodological characteristics on candidate genetic associations. Click Here
  • Empirical Evaluation of Very Large Treatment Effects of Medical Interventions. Click Here
  • Drosophila melanogaster Selection for Survival of Bacillus cereus Infection: Life History Trait Indirect Responses. Click Here
  • Detecting Causality in Complex Ecosystems. Click Here
  • A Systematic Approach to Multifactorial Cardiovascular Disease : Causal Analysis. Click Here
  • Announcement: Nikhil Dhurandhar Named John Henry Hernandez Endowed Professor in Health Promotion. Click Here
  • Ethical Virtues in Scientific Research. Click Here

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

Posted 10/19/12

Policy Related

  • Calorie messaging backfires in some cases and increases SSB purchasing. Click Here
  • When commonsense does not make sense. Click Here
  • The effects of calorie information on food selection and intake. Click Here
  • Two US cities are to display calorie counts on vending machines. Click Here
  • Will soda restrictions help New York win the war on obesity? Click Here
  • Clinical decisions. Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Click Here
  • Letter to Dr. Oz Show Producers by Bruce Chassy, PhD. Click Here
  • The Society of Behavioral Medicine position statement on the CMS decision memo on intensive behavior therapy for obesity. Click Here
  • Are we attacking the wrong targets in the fight against obesity?: the importance of intervention in women of childbearing age. Click Here
  • Regulatory Requirements Of The Food And Drug Administration Would Preclude Product Claims Based On Observational Research. Click Here
  • Multiple Rational Addiction and the Effect of Price on Consumption. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Universal temperature and body-mass scaling of feeding rates. Click Here
  • Assessing the Jarman-Bell Principle: Scaling of intake, digestibility, retention time and gut fill with body mass in mammalian herbivores. Click Here
  • Maternal Dietary Restriction and the Effects of Postweaning Nutrition on Fetal Development, Insulin Signalling, Glucose Metabolism and Body Composition In C57BL/6J Mice. Click Here
  • Exercise might bias skeletal-muscle fat fraction calculation from Dixon images. Click Here
  • Small Study Reveals How Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Obesity, Diabetes. Click Here
  • Impaired Insulin Signaling in Human Adipocytes After Experimental Sleep Restriction: A Randomized, Crossover Study. Click Here
  • Air pollution, sleep deprivation might play roles in weight gain. Click Here
  • The effect of melanocortin (Mc3 and Mc4) antagonists on serotonin-induced food and water intake of broiler cockerels. Click Here
  • The NMR Structure of Human Obestatin in Membrane-Like Environments: Insights into the Structure-Bioactivity Relationship of Obestatin. Click Here
  • Estimating body mass from the astragalus in mammals. Click Here
  • Young blood really is the key to youth. Click Here
  • Lactobacillus reuteri Prevents Diet-Induced Obesity, but not Atherosclerosis, in a Strain Dependent Fashion in Apoe-/- Mice. Click Here
  • The starvation hormone, fibroblast growth factor-21, extends lifespan in mice. Click Here
  • Testing metabolic theories. Click Here
  • Hypothesis: Cryptochromes and brown fat are essential for adaptation and affect mood and mood-related behaviors. Click Here
  • Attenuated thermoregulatory responses with increased plasma osmolality in obese subjects during two seasons. Click Here
  • Fatty Acid and Very Low Density Lipoprotein Metabolism in Obese African American and Caucasian Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Click Here
  • Genomic and Metabolic Responses to Methionine-Restricted and Methionine-Restricted, Cysteine-Supplemented Diets in Fischer 344 Rat Inguinal Adipose Tissue, Liver and Quadriceps Muscle. Click Here
  • Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Energetics Are Associated With Maximal Aerobic Capacity and Walking Speed in Older Adults. Click Here
  • Similar changes in muscle lipid metabolism are induced by chronic high-fructose feeding and high-fat feeding in C57BL/J6 mice. Click Here
  • Fat or lean: adjustment of endogenous energy stores to predictable and unpredictable changes in allostatic load. Click Here
  • Molecules affecting hypothalamic control of core body temperature in response to calorie intake. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The 24-h Energy Intake of Obese Adolescents Is Spontaneously Reduced after Intensive Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Calorimetric Chambers. Click Here
  • We love TV. We're fat. Coincidence? Click Here
  • Sitting for long periods 'is bad for your health'. Click Here
  • Physical Inactivity Mediates the Association between the Perceived Exercising Behavior of Social Network Members and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study. Click Here
  • Ills from the womb? A critical examination of clinical guidelines for obesity in pregnancy. Click Here
  • Paternal age at birth and the risk of obesity in young adulthood: A register-based birth cohort study of Norwegian males. Click Here
  • Obesity Linked to Chronic Non-AIDS Health Problems in HIV+ People. Click Here
  • Are Obese Women More Likely to Participate in a Mobile Mammography Program? Click Here
  • Lessons Learned From the HEALTHY Primary Prevention Trial of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in Middle School Youth. Click Here
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Click Here
  • Genetic and Environmental Transmission of Body Mass Index Fluctuation. Click Here
  • Impact of Maternal Physical Activity and Infant Feeding Practices on Infant Weight Gain and Adiposity. Click Here
  • Caucasian children's fat mass: routine anthropometry v. air-displacement plethysmography. Click Here
  • Adipose tissue MRI for quantitative measurement of central obesity. Click Here
  • Evaluation of gene-obesity interaction effects on cholesterol levels: A genetic predisposition score on HDL-cholesterol is modified by obesity. Click Here
  • Fast food restaurant lighting and music can reduce calorie intake and increase satisfaction. Click Here
  • Assortative marriages by body mass index have increased simultaneously with the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • Maternal Pre-pregnancy BMI, Gestational Weight Gain, and Age at Menarche in Daughters. Click Here
  • Metabolic Disorders, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Major Liver Resection: An Underestimated Perioperative Risk. Click Here
  • Effects of 5 % weight loss through diet or diet plus exercise on cardiovascular parameters of obese: a randomized clinical trial. Click Here
  • Weight reduction effects of a black soy peptide supplement in overweight and obese subjects: Double blind, randomized, controlled study. Click Here
  • The evaluation of the relationship between obesity and male infertility. Click Here
  • Family-focused physical activity, diet and obesity interventions in African-American girls: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Neighborhood context and racial/ethnic differences in young children's obesity: Structural barriers to interventions. Click Here
  • What Money Can Buy : Family Income and Child Obesity. Click Here

General Science

  • TED Video: Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included. Click Here
  • TED Video: John Wilbanks: Let's pool our medical data. Click Here
  • The Data Citation Index. Click Here
  • Who is afraid of reviewers' comments? Or, why anything can be published and anything can be cited. Click Here
  • Financial Costs of Meeting Global Biodiversity Conservation Targets: Current Spending and Unmet Needs. Click Here
  • A Randomized Study of How Physicians Interpret Research Funding Disclosures. Click Here
  • Flows of Research Manuscripts Among Scientific Journals Reveal Hidden Submission Patterns. Click Here
  • The Benefits of Rejection. Click Here
  • A Comprehensive Genetic Approach for Improving Prediction of Skin Cancer Risk in Humans. Click Here
  • How does the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) flash its blue rings? Click Here
  • Wild bootstrap for quantile regression. Click Here
  • Measurement error and outcomes defined by exceeding a threshold: biased findings in comparative effectiveness trials. Click Here
  • IOM Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates. Click Here
  • Cancer institute tackles sloppy data. Click Here
  • A peculiar prevalence of p values just below .05. Click Here
  • Sex-specific reporting of scientific research - A workshop summary. Click Here

Posted 10/12/12

Basic Science

  • Heat Dissipation and Elephant Hair. Click Here
  • Beyond fat grafting: What adipose tissue can teach us about the molecular mechanisms of human aging. Click Here
  • Brown adipose tissue and the regulation of nonshivering thermogenesis. Click Here
  • Can the beneficial effects of methionine restriction in rats be explained in part by decreased methylglyoxal generation resulting from suppressed carbohydrate metabolism? Click Here
  • Consummatory Taste Reward in Obesity. Click Here
  • Contribution of larval nutrition to adult reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster. Click Here
  • In vivo imaging of lipid storage and regression in diet-induced obesity during nutrition manipulation. Click Here
  • INSIG2 variants, dietary patterns and metabolic risk in Samoa. Click Here
  • Mitochondria and Organismal Longevity. Click Here
  • The gut microbiota of lean cloned and noncloned pigs during diet-induced obesity. Click here
  • Meal frequency patterns determine the phase of mouse peripheral circadian clocks. Click Here

Policy Related

  • Cash-strapped farmers feed candy to cows. Click Here
  • The Sugar Wars: Science's Fierce, Geeky Debate Over Soda. Click Here
  • Does food marketing need to make us fat? A review and solutions. Click Here
  • How Everybody Can Win the War Against Big Food. Click Here
  • Super-sizing the soldier: Is obesity going to pose a huge recruiting problem? Click Here
  • Nutrition Labeling to Prevent Obesity: Reviewing the Evidence from Europe. Click Here
  • Tax calories to end the buffet syndrome. Click Here
  • FDA Considers Faster Approval Process for Obesity Drugs. Click Here
  • NHANES data: Fewer American kids are drinking soda. Click Here
  • Saving Us from Ourselves: The Government's Role in Obesity and Personal Responsibility. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Animals are Telling Us We Don't Know it All When it Comes to the Causes of Obesity. Click Here
  • Dog and cat obesity epidemic expanding. Click Here
  • More parks don't mean more walking. Click Here
  • The Power of Good Intentions: Perceived Benevolence Soothes Pain, Increases Pleasure, and Improves Taste. Click Here
  • Does Money Burn Fat? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment. Click Here
  • Bigger Plates, More Food—Or Is It the Other Way Around? Click Here
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Two. Click Here
  • A within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis of primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment, relative to standard care-an international randomised controlled trial. Click Here
  • Artificial sweeteners: a place in the field of functional foods? Focus on obesity and related metabolic disorders. Click Here
  • Effect of childhood obesity on risk of pelvic bone fracture in simulated sideways fall. Click Here
  • Effects of Differentially Sweetened Beverages on Hepatic and Adipose De Novo Lipogenesis in Healthy Young Adults. Click Here
  • Fecal microbiota transplantation: past, present and future. Click Here
  • Health benefits of nut consumption with special reference to body weight control. Click Here
  • Obesity: Is weight gain after smoking cessation an important concern? Click Here
  • HIV infection and obesity: where did all the wasting go? Click Here
  • Long-chain n-3 PUFAs reduce adipose tissue and systemic inflammation in severely obese nondiabetic patients: a randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Motivational Versus Metabolic Effects of Carbohydrates on Self-Control. Click Here
  • Obesity, Energy Balance and Cancer: New Opportunities for Prevention. Click Here
  • An Overview of the Complexities in Obesity: Limitations and Challenges. Click Here
  • Obesity: lessons from evolution and the environment. Click Here
  • The relationship of breakfast skipping and type of breakfast consumed with overweight/obesity, abdominal obesity, ther cardiometabolic risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in young adults. Click Here
  • Vagus nerve stimulation reduces body weight and fat mass in rats. Click Here
  • Weight loss: once it's off, the trick is keeping it off. Low-glycemic tops two other diets; and, stepped-care versus a standard behavioral approach to dieting. Click Here
  • When Did "Fat" Become A Four Letter Word? Click Here
  • Consumption of Diet Drinks in the United States, 2009-2010. Click Here
  • Is Meat Male? A Quantitative Multimethod Framework to Establish Metaphoric Relationships. Click Here
  • Dietary intake and dietary quality of low-income adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Click Here
  • Differential effect of oral dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate on metabolic syndrome features in pre- and postmenopausal obese women. Click Here
  • Highly Penetrant Alterations of a Critical Region Including BDNF in Human Psychopathology and Obesity. Click Here
  • Physical Inactivity Mediates the Association between the Perceived Exercising Behavior of Social Network Members and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study. Click Here

General Science

  • Inappropriate Fiddling with Statistical Analyses to Obtain a Desirable P-value: Tests to Detect its Presence in Published Literature. Click Here
  • Are Research Papers Reporting Results from Nutrigenetics Clinical Research a Potential Source of Biohype? Click Here
  • Smell a rat? Flawed GM cancer study highlights flawed media approach. Click Here
  • A Comprehensive Genetic Approach for Improving Prediction of Skin Cancer Risk in Humans. Click Here
  • Researchers Wring Hands as U.S. Clamps Down on Death Record Access. Click Here
  • When Embargoes Hamper Scientific Communication. Click Here

Posted 10/5/12

Basic Science

  • Directness of resource use metrics affects predictions of bear body fat gain. Click Here
  • UAB Team Leads effort to Secure Transformative R01 on Energetics, Disparities, & Lifespan. Click Here
  • Energetics of calling in the male treefrog Hyla arborea: when being large means being sexy at low cost. Click Here
  • The effects of feeding frequency on growth and reproduction in zebrafish. Click Here
  • Effects of host plant and maternal feeding experience on population vital rates of a specialized leaf beetle. Click Here
  • Energetic Costs of Reproductive Effort in Male Chimpanzees. Click Here
  • Effect of Moderate Diet Restriction on Body Condition, Health, and Reproductive Performance in Female Mink (Neovison vison). Click Here
  • Recombinant inbred systems can advance research in behavioral ecology. Click Here
  • Caloric restriction extends yeast chronological lifespan by altering a pattern of age-related changes in trehalose concentration. Click Here
  • Life-Span Extension by Caloric Restriction Is Determined by Type and Level of Food Reduction and by Reproductive Mode in Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera). Click Here
  • No effects of monosodium glutamate consumption on the body weight or composition of adult rats and mice. Click Here
  • Role of satellite cells versus myofibers in muscle hypertrophy induced by inhibition of the myostatin/activin signaling pathway . Click Here
  • Biochemical and metabolic mechanisms by which dietary whey protein may combat obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • Postweaning low-calcium diet promotes later-life obesity induced by a high-fat diet. Click Here
  • Antimicrobials: Strategies for targeting obesity and metabolic health?. Click Here
  • C-Reactive Protein Increases BBB Permeability: Implications for Obesity and Neuroinflammation. Click Here
  • Kinin B1 Receptor in Adipocytes Regulates Glucose Tolerance and Predisposition to Obesity. Click Here

Policy Related

  • Evidence and evaluation in policy making. Click Here
  • Three essays on tax policies addressing the obesity epidemic and associated calorie intake. Click Here
  • Can these Minnesota ads reduce obesity? Click Here
  • School Nutrition Policy Altering Beverage Choices Fails to Show Efficacy. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Reubin Andres, an Advocate of Weight Gain, Dies at 89. Click Here
  • Lactobacillus species causing obesity in humans: where is the evidence? Click Here
  • Lack of evidence for high fructose corn syrup as the cause of the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • Not enough evidence of fructose having a deleterious effect on human health when consumed at moderate doses. Click Here
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Genetic Risk of Obesity. Click Here
  • Beverages containing soluble fiber, caffeine, and green tea catechins suppress hunger and lead to less energy consumption at the next meal. Click Here
  • Moderate effects of apple juice consumption on obesity-related markers in obese men: impact of diet-gene interaction on body fat content. Click Here
  • New triggers found for weight gain. Click Here
  • Do distant foods decrease intake? The effect of food accessibility on consumption. Click Here
  • UAB MHRC celebrates fighting health disparities one project at a time. Click Here
  • An Actor-Based Model of Social Network Influence on Adolescent Body Size, Screen Time, and Playing Sports. Click Here
  • The Effects of Old and New Media on Children's Weight. Click Here
  • Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States. Click Here
  • Themed issue: Plans, norms, motivation, and cheating a little - The curious case of healthy eating. Click Here
  • The Impact of Interval Intensity in Overweight Young Men. Click Here
  • Possible Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Physical Activity and Mental Health. Click Here
  • Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth. Click Here
  • Do African American Women Require Fewer Calories to Maintain Weight? Results From a Controlled Feeding Trial. Click Here
  • Measuring molecular biomarkers in epidemiologic studies: laboratory techniques and biospecimen considerations. Click Here
  • Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: A pilot study. Click Here
  • Daily energy balance in children and adolescents: Does energy expenditure predict subsequent energy intake?. Click Here

General Science

  • Measured approach or Magical Elixir? How to tell good science from bad . Click Here
  • Detection of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus RNA in Alabama Snakes. Click Here
  • Statistical properties of multivariate distance matrix regression for high-dimensional data analysis. Click Here
  • Messy Misinformation. Click Here
  • Lamarck and the Missing Lnc. Click Here
  • Ten Challenges for Systematic Medicine. Click Here
  • Honesty Requires Time (and Lack of Justifications). Click Here
  • Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications. Click Here
  • How to Use an Article Reporting a Multiple Treatment Comparison Meta-analysis. Click Here
  • Science and Democracy. Click Here

Posted 9/28/12

Basic Science

  • Directness of resource use metrics affects predictions of bear body fat gain. Click Here
  • UAB Team Leads effort to Secure Transformative R01 on Energetics, Disparities, & Lifespan. Click Here
  • Energetics of calling in the male treefrog Hyla arborea: when being large means being sexy at low cost. Click Here
  • The effects of feeding frequency on growth and reproduction in zebrafish. Click Here
  • Effects of host plant and maternal feeding experience on population vital rates of a specialized leaf beetle. Click Here
  • Energetic Costs of Reproductive Effort in Male Chimpanzees. Click Here
  • Effect of Moderate Diet Restriction on Body Condition, Health, and Reproductive Performance in Female Mink (Neovison vison). Click Here
  • Recombinant inbred systems can advance research in behavioral ecology. Click Here
  • Caloric restriction extends yeast chronological lifespan by altering a pattern of age-related changes in trehalose concentration. Click Here
  • Life-Span Extension by Caloric Restriction Is Determined by Type and Level of Food Reduction and by Reproductive Mode in Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera). Click Here
  • No effects of monosodium glutamate consumption on the body weight or composition of adult rats and mice. Click Here
  • Role of satellite cells versus myofibers in muscle hypertrophy induced by inhibition of the myostatin/activin signaling pathway . Click Here
  • Biochemical and metabolic mechanisms by which dietary whey protein may combat obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • Postweaning low-calcium diet promotes later-life obesity induced by a high-fat diet. Click Here
  • Antimicrobials: Strategies for targeting obesity and metabolic health?. Click Here
  • C-Reactive Protein Increases BBB Permeability: Implications for Obesity and Neuroinflammation. Click Here
  • Kinin B1 Receptor in Adipocytes Regulates Glucose Tolerance and Predisposition to Obesity. Click Here

Policy related

  • Evidence and evaluation in policy making. Click Here
  • Three essays on tax policies addressing the obesity epidemic and associated calorie intake. Click Here
  • Can these Minnesota ads reduce obesity? Click Here
  • School Nutrition Policy Altering Beverage Choices Fails to Show Efficacy. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Reubin Andres, an Advocate of Weight Gain, Dies at 89. Click Here
  • Lactobacillus species causing obesity in humans: where is the evidence? Click Here
  • Lack of evidence for high fructose corn syrup as the cause of the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • Not enough evidence of fructose having a deleterious effect on human health when consumed at moderate doses. Click Here
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Genetic Risk of Obesity. Click Here
  • Beverages containing soluble fiber, caffeine, and green tea catechins suppress hunger and lead to less energy consumption at the next meal. Click Here
  • Moderate effects of apple juice consumption on obesity-related markers in obese men: impact of diet-gene interaction on body fat content. Click Here
  • New triggers found for weight gain. Click Here
  • Do distant foods decrease intake? The effect of food accessibility on consumption. Click Here
  • UAB MHRC celebrates fighting health disparities one project at a time. Click Here
  • An Actor-Based Model of Social Network Influence on Adolescent Body Size, Screen Time, and Playing Sports. Click Here
  • The Effects of Old and New Media on Children's Weight. Click Here
  • Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States. Click Here
  • Themed issue: Plans, norms, motivation, and cheating a little - The curious case of healthy eating. Click Here
  • The Impact of Interval Intensity in Overweight Young Men. Click Here
  • Possible Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Physical Activity and Mental Health. Click Here
  • Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth. Click Here
  • Do African American Women Require Fewer Calories to Maintain Weight? Results From a Controlled Feeding Trial. Click Here
  • Measuring molecular biomarkers in epidemiologic studies: laboratory techniques and biospecimen considerations. Click Here
  • Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: A pilot study. Click Here
  • Daily energy balance in children and adolescents: Does energy expenditure predict subsequent energy intake?. Click Here

General Science

  • Measured approach or Magical Elixir? How to tell good science from bad . Click Here
  • Detection of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus RNA in Alabama Snakes. Click Here
  • Statistical properties of multivariate distance matrix regression for high-dimensional data analysis. Click Here
  • Messy Misinformation. Click Here
  • Lamarck and the Missing Lnc. Click Here
  • Ten Challenges for Systematic Medicine. Click Here
  • Honesty Requires Time (and Lack of Justifications). Click Here
  • Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications. Click Here
  • How to Use an Article Reporting a Multiple Treatment Comparison Meta-analysis. Click Here
  • Science and Democracy. Click Here

Posted 9/28/12

Basic Science

  • Energetics and life-history of olive baboons (Papio hamadryaanubis) in the Gashaka Gumti National Parks. Click Here
  • Longevity-promoting effects of 4-hydroxy-E-globularinin in Caenorhabditis elegans. Click Here
  • Study of fruit flies' brains may yield breakthroughs for diabetes, weight loss. Click Here

Policy related

  • Paternalism and Psychic Taxes: The Government's Use of Negative Emotions to Save Us from Ourselves. Click Here
  • Think of the (Fat) Children: Minnesota's 'Better Example' Anti-Obesity Campaign. Click Here
  • Audio PodCast: Do sugar-sweetened drinks drive obesity?. Click Here
  • New study shows childhood obesity becoming a national security risk. Click Here
  • Survey of antiobesity legislation: Are these laws working? . Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Activity programs fail to get kids moving, study says. Click Here
  • Exercise Apps Don't Always Work Out, Study Says. Click Here
  • Projecting the Effect of Changes in Smoking and Obesity on Future Life Expectancy in the United States. Click Here
  • Study links BPA to Childhood Obesity. Click Here
  • Gut Bacteria Offers Clues About Risk of Developing T2DM. Click Here
  • Child Obesity Risks May Be Greater Than Thought. Click Here
  • Cinnamon improves glucose levels among diabetic patients. Click Here
  • Castration Led to Longer Life in Historical Study of Korean Eunuchs. Click Here
  • Effect of a phase advance and phase delay of the 24-h cycle on energy metabolism, appetite, and related hormones. Click Here
  • Genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes is associated with impaired insulin secretion but does not modify insulin resistance or secretion in response to an intervention to lower dietary saturated fat. Click Here
  • Plasma cortisol levels in response to a cold pressor test did not predict appetite or ad libitum test meal intake in obese women. Click Here
  • A Community-Based Intervention to Prevent Obesity Beginning at Birth Among American Indian Children: Study Design and Rationale for the PTOTS Study. Click Here
  • A 12-week double-blind randomized clinical trial of vitamin D3 supplementation on body fat mass in healthy overweight and obese women. Click Here
  • Efficacy and tolerability of a novel herbal formulation for weight management in obese subjects: a randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical study. Click Here
  • In patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), metabolically abnormal individuals are at a higher risk for mortality while metabolically normal individuals are not. Click Here
  • Rethinking our approach to the obese patient: Time to create the obesity treatment score . Click Here

General Science

  • False Alarms and Pseudo-Epidemics: The Limitations of Observational Epidemiology. Click Here
  • Selective Outcome Reporting as a Source of Bias in Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness. Click Here
  • Do Financial Conflicts of Interest Bias Research?. Click Here
  • Solving Irreproducible Science. Click Here
  • Inspired by Distraction: Mind Wandering Facilitates Creative Incubation. Click Here
  • Understanding the brain by controlling behavior. Click Here
  • Monsanto's GM Corn And Cancer In Rats: Real Scientists Deeply Unimpressed. Politics Not Science Perhaps? Click Here
  • GMO Opponents Are Like Climate Skeptics. Click Here

Posted 9/21/12

Policy related

  • FDA Approval of Obesity Drugs: A Difference in Risk-Benefit Perceptions. Click Here
  • What Role Should Government Play in Combating Obesity?. Click Here
  • The 'Science' of Calorie Information. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • JAMA: Obesity issue. Click Here
  • New NEJM Studies on Sugar Sweetened Beverages - I. Click Here
  • New NEJM Studies on Sugar Sweetened Beverages - II. Click Here
  • Health care costs to bulge along with U.S. waistlines. Click Here
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based interventions to improve daily fruit and vegetable intake in children aged 5 to 12 y. Click Here
  • Intergenerational effects of maternal birth season on offspring size in rural Gambia. Click Here
  • Study links chemical BPA to obesity in white children. Click Here
  • Neural Response to Pictures of Food after Exercise in Normal-Weight and Obese Women. Click Here
  • FDA-approved diet drug Qsymia now available with prescription. Click Here
  • Insurers find small gains in weight control with Belviq. Click Here
  • Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes of a Scalable, Community-based Treatment of Childhood Obesity. Click Here
  • Overweight Patients Operated on for Cancer of the Esophagus Survive Longer than Normal-Weight Patients. Click Here
  • A 3-year follow-up study of inpatients with lower limb ulcers: evidence of an obesity paradox?. Click Here
  • Predictive significance of the overvaluation of shape/weight in obese patients with binge eating disorder: findings from a randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. Click Here
  • Body Composition and Survival in Stable Coronary Heart Disease: Impact of Lean Mass Index and Body Fat in the "Obesity Paradox". Click Here
  • Impaired Health-Related Quality of Life in Preschoolers With Obesity. Click Here
  • Patterns of surgical weight loss and resolution of metabolic abnormalities in superobese bariatric adolescents. Click Here
  • Nurse delivered lifestyle interventions in primary health care to treat chronic disease risk factors associated with obesity: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Modeling the Impact of Pre-Pregnancy BMI, Physical Activity, and Energy Intake on Gestational Weight Gain, Infant Birth Weight, and Postpartum Weight Retention. Click Here
  • Apps of Steel: Are Exercise Apps Providing Consumers With Realistic Expectations?: A Content Analysis of Exercise Apps for Presence of Behavior Change Theory. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Fat-Free Body Mass but not Fat Mass is Associated with Reduced Gray Matter Volume of Cortical Brain Regions Implicated in Autonomic and Homeostatic Regulation. Click Here
  • Effect of Physical Training on the Adipose Tissue of Diet-induced Obesity Mice: Interaction Between Reactive Oxygen Species and Lipolysis. Click Here
  • Seasonal variation in energy expenditure is not related to activity level or water temperature in a large diving bird. Click Here
  • Reinforcement of anticipatory eating by short as well as long fasts. Click Here
  • Saliency Processing and Obesity: A Preliminary Imaging Study of the Stop Signal Task. Click Here
  • new gene therapy could one day help obese people lose weight. Click Here
  • Aberrantly elevated microRNA-34a in obesity attenuates hepatic responses to FGF19 by targeting a membrane coreceptor -Klotho. Click Here
  • Loss of TDAG51 Results in Mature-Onset Obesity, Hepatic Steatosis, and Insulin Resistance by Regulating Lipogenesis. Click Here
  • The association between severe obesity and characteristics of failed fertilized oocytes. Click Here
  • Leucine Supplementation Increases SIRT1 Expression and Prevents Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Metabolic Disorders in High Fat Diet-induced Obese Mice. Click Here

General Science

  • Rapamycin slows aging in mice. Click Here
  • Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Change Resistance of Rat Brain or Liver Mitochondria to Ca2+ and/or Prooxidants. Click Here
  • Muscle Fiber Atrophy and Regeneration Coexist in Collagen VI-Deficient Human Muscle: Role of Calpain-3 and Nuclear Factor-?B Signaling. Click Here
  • Metabolomic Profiling of Amino Acids and ?-Cell Function Relative to Insulin Sensitivity in Youth. Click Here
  • Metabolic stress response implicated in diabetic retinopathy: The role of calpain, and the therapeutic impact of calpain inhibitor. Click Here
  • The changing privacy landscape in the era of big data. Click Here
  • Nutrient Signaling: Evolutionary Origins of the Immune-Modulating Effects of Dietary Fat. Click Here
  • Extrapolating from Animals to Humans. Click Here
  • Fitness consequences of female multiple mating: A direct test of indirect benefits. Click Here
  • Cool running: locomotor performance at low body temperature in mammals. Click Here
  • Sex, stress and social status: Patterns in fecal testosterone and glucocorticoid metabolites in male Ethiopian wolves. Click Here
  • Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students. Click Here
  • Science communication - what's in it for the scientist? what's in it for science?. Click Here

Posted 9/14/12

Basic Science

  • Indirect calorimetry in laboratory mice and rats: principles, practical considerations, interpretation and perspectives. Click Here
  • Dietary Fat Increases Fat-absorbing Gut Bacteria in Zebrafish. Click Here
  • Differentiation of human adipocytes at physiological oxygen levels results in increased adiponectin secretion and isoproterenol-stimulated lipolysis. Click Here
  • Haptoglobin deficiency determines changes in adipocyte size and adipogenesis. Click Here
  • Depot-specific differences in adipocyte insulin sensitivity in mice are diet- and function-dependent. Click Here
  • Hindbrain Ghrelin Receptor Signaling Is Sufficient to Maintain Fasting Glucose. Click Here
  • Increased Mitochondrial Activity in BMP7-treated Brown Adipocytes, Due to Increased CPT1- and CD36-mediated Fatty Acid Uptake. Click Here
  • Food restriction alters villi morphology in obese rats: gut mechanism for weight regain. Click Here
  • Genome-wide association study identifies GYS2 as a novel genetic factor for polycystic ovary syndrome through obesity-related condition. Click Here
  • Study in Mice Discovers Injection of Heat-Generating Cells Reduces Belly Fat. Click Here

Policy related

  • Scrapping fat tax on Denmark agenda. Click Here
  • Behavioral determinants of obesity: research findings and policy implications. Click Here
  • NUSI: Can we trust anything we think we know about nutrition? Click Here
  • McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu. Click Here
  • Freedom Soda: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Hits Us Where We're Human. Click Here
  • Fat and Sugar Taxes: Will they solve the problem? Click Here
  • New York health board approves ban on large sodas. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Drug dosing based on weight and body surface area: mathematical assumptions and limitations in obese adults. Click Here
  • Evidence for tuning adipocytes ICER levels for obesity care. Click Here
  • Of mice and men: Factors abrogating the antiobesity effect of omega-3 fatty acids. Click Here
  • Leptin increasing sympathetic nerve outflow in obesity: A cure for obesity or a potential contributor to metabolic syndrome? Click Here
  • Nutrition's Role in Sarcopenia Prevention. Click Here
  • TFAP2B Influences the Effect of Dietary Fat on Weight Loss under Energy Restriction. Click Here
  • Cardiometabolic risk factors in people with psychotic disorders: The second Australian survey of psychosis: Going back to the foundations. Click Here
  • Linking disease associations with regulatory information in the human genome. Click Here
  • Anti-obesity: The new homophobia? Click Here
  • Anti-Obesity Is Not the New Homophobia. Click Here
  • Fat: An evolving issue. Click Here
  • The evolution of human adiposity and obesity: Where did it all go wrong? Click Here
  • Anti-obesity drugs: Past, present and future. Click Here
  • The EMPOWER Study: Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Multicenter Trial of Vagal Blockade to Induce Weight Loss in Morbid Obesity. Click Here
  • The intriguing metabolically healthy but obese phenotype: cardiovascular prognosis and role of fitness. Click Here
  • Body Mass Index and the Risk of Dementia among Louisiana Low Income Diabetic Patients. Click Here
  • Current pharmacotherapy options for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Click Here
  • Effects of Chronic Social Stress on Obesity. Click Here

General Science

  • NIH continues its commitment to high risk-high reward research. Click Here
  • Can we finally just say that acupuncture is nothing more than an elaborate placebo? Can we? Click Here
  • First Golden Goose Awards Honor Ideas That Hatched Unexpectedly. Click Here
  • Chronically inadequate sleep results in abnormal bone formation and abnormal bone marrow in rats. Click Here
  • Epistasis dominates the genetic architecture of Drosophila quantitative traits. Click Here
  • Inferring genetic architecture of complex traits using Bayesian integrative analysis of genome and transcriptome data. Click Here
  • Fruit flies reveal surprising new evolutionary link for studying human health. Click Here
  • Genetics. A GPS for navigating DNA. Click Here
  • Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board (2012). Click Here
  • The Postdoc Experience: High Expectations, Grounded in Reality. Click Here
  • Animal studies: necessary but often flawed, says Stanford's Ioannidis. Click Here

Posted 9/7/12

Basic Science

  • Antibiotics in early life alter the murine colonic microbiome and adiposity. Click Here
  • Acutely Decreased Thermoregulatory Energy Expenditure or Decreased Activity Energy Expenditure Both Acutely Reduce Food Intake in Mice. Click Here
  • Cross-talk between the fat body and brain regulates insect developmental arrest. Click Here
  • Maternal High-Fat Diet During Gestation or Suckling Differentially Affects Offspring Leptin Sensitivity and Obesity. Click Here
  • Autocrine Function of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 1 as a Determinant of Diet- and Sex-Specific Differences in Visceral Adiposity. Click Here
  • Human-Specific SNP in Obesity Genes, Adrenergic Receptor Beta2 (ADRB2), Beta3 (ADRB3), and PPAR ?2 (PPARG), during Primate Evolution. Click Here
  • Direct Control of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis by Central Nervous System Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Signaling. Click Here
  • Does human evolution in different latitudes influence susceptibility to obesity via the circadian pacemaker?: Migration and survival of the fittest in the modern age of lifestyle-induced circadian desynchrony. Click Here

Policy related

  • If People Don't Take Their Health Into Their Own Hands, Governments May Use Policies To Do It For Them. Click Here
  • Population Approaches to Improve Diet, Physical Activity, and Smoking Habits. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?. Click Here
  • Death Row Nutrition: Curious Observations of Last Meals. Click Here
  • Pitfalls in using BMI as a selection criterion for bariatric surgery. Click Here
  • Ain't no mountain high enough? Setting high weight loss goals predict effort and short-term weight loss. Click Here
  • Improving Healthy Eating in Families With a Toddler at Risk for Overweight: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Sanofi introduces iPhone-enabled blood glucose meter. Click Here
  • The intriguing metabolically healthy but obese phenotype: cardiovascular prognosis and role of fitness. Click Here
  • Why randomized controlled trials of calcium and vitamin D sometimes fail. Click Here
  • Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and Functional and Structural Brain Impairments in Adolescence. Click Here
  • Resting energy expenditure of morbidly obese patients using indirect calorimetry: a systematic review. Click Here
  • A short-term diet and exercise intervention ameliorates inflammation and markers of metabolic health in overweight/obese children. Click Here
  • Higher normal fasting plasma glucose is associated with hippocampal atrophy: The PATH Study. Click Here
  • A within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis of primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment, relative to standard care—an international randomised controlled trial. Click Here
  • Food choices in the presence of 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' eating partners. Click Here
  • A New Method for Measuring Meal Intake in Humans via Automated Wrist Motion Tracking. Click Here

General Science

  • Epistasis dominates the genetic architecture of Drosophila quantitative traits. Click Here
  • Coexistence between wildlife and humans at fine spatial scales. Click Here
  • Epigenetics meets mathematics: Towards a quantitative understanding of chromatin biology. Click Here
  • Sex-specific regulation of mitochondrial DNA levels: genome-wide linkage analysis to identify quantitative trait Loci. Click Here
  • Signing at the beginning makes ethics salient and decreases dishonest self-reports in comparison to signing at the end. Click Here
  • Brain-gut-adipose-tissue communication pathways at a glance. Click Here
  • Scientific retractions and corrections related to misconduct findings. Click Here
  • Ending Honorary Authorship. Click Here

Posted 8/31/12

Basic Science

  • Impact of caloric restriction on health and survival in rhesus monkeys from the NIA study. Click Here
  • Quantitative analysis of light-phase restricted feeding reveals metabolic dyssynchrony in mice. Click Here
  • Does human evolution in different latitudes influence susceptibility to obesity via the circadian pacemaker? Click Here
  • Weight Change after Globus Pallidus Internus or Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia. Click Here
  • High multivitamin intakes during pregnancy and postweaning obesogenic diets interact to affect the interaction between adpipogenic genes and glucose regulation. Click Here
  • Reducing olanzapine-induced weight gain side effect by using betahistine: A study in the rat model. Click Here
  • Adult mice maintained on a high-fat diet exhibit object location memory deficits and reduced hippocampal SIRT1 gene expression. Click Here
  • Neuron-Specific Deletion of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Delta (PPAR?) in Mice Leads to Increased Susceptibility to Diet-Induced Obesity. Click Here
  • Is obesity a problem in pet rabbits. Click Here

Policy related

  • Survey of antiobesity legislation: are these laws working? Click Here
  • Obesity: Towards a System of Libertarian Paternalistic Public Health Interventions. Click Here
  • Nutrition Labeling to Prevent Obesity: Reviewing the Evidence from Europe. Click Here
  • A test of different menu labeling presentations. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The Relationship Between Built Environments and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review. Click Here
  • Healthy Satiation: The Role of Decreasing Desire in Effective Self-Control. Click Here
  • Two-Player Partnered Exergame for Obesity Prevention: Using Discrepancy in Players' Abilities as a Strategy to Motivate Physical Activity. Click Here
  • FAST FOOD RESTAURANT LIGHTING AND MUSIC CAN REDUCE CALORIE INTAKE AND INCREASE SATISFACTION. Click Here
  • The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity among Elementary School Children. Click Here
  • Overweight in singletons compared to children with siblings: the IDEFICS study. Click Here
  • The association of childhood obesity to neuroelectric indices of inhibition. Click Here
  • Misconceptions in body weight regulation: implications for the obesity pandemic. Click Here
  • Effect of obesity on toxicity in women treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Pre-Ordering Systems Encourage Healthier Choices in School Lunchrooms. Click Here
  • Ancestry Strikes a Blow: Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk of Diabetes. Click Here
  • APOA5 genotype modulates 2-y changes in lipid profile in response to weight-loss diet intervention: the Pounds Lost Trial. Click Here
  • A Theoretically Grounded Systematic Review of Material Incentives for Weight Loss: Implications for Interventions. Click Here
  • Beverages containing soluble fiber, caffeine, and green tea catechins suppress hunger and lead to less energy consumption at the next meal. Click Here
  • Prevalence of short sleep duration and its association with obesity among adolescents 15- to 19-year olds: A cross-sectional study from three major cities in Saudi Arabia. Click Here
  • Molecular analysis of gut microbiota in obesity among Indian individuals. Click Here
  • Eating style, overeating and weight gain. A prospective 2-year follow-up study in a representative Dutch sample. Click Here
  • Infant feeding practices and prevalence of obesity in eight European countries - the IDEFICS study. Click Here
  • Only Children More Likely to Be Overweight. Click Here
  • Paying attention to food quantity can make people eat less. Click Here
  • Can bariatric surgery reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease? Click Here
  • Gestational and early life influences on infant body composition at one year. Click Here

General Science

  • Bill Nye's "Creationism is not appropriate for children" video. Click Here
  • Your health, what is the evidence? Click Here
  • Summer temperature variability and long-term survival among elderly people with chronic disease. Click Here

Posted 8/24/12

Basic Science

  • Body Girth as an Alternative to Body Mass for Establishing Condition Indexes in Field Studies: A Validation in the King Penguin. Click Here
  • The Obese Species: a special issue on obesity and metabolic disorders. Click Here
  • Circulating Factors Induced by Caloric Restriction in the Nonhuman Primate Macaca Mulatta Activate Angiogenic Processes in Endothelial Cells. Click Here
  • Acute free fatty acid elevation eliminates endurance training effect on insulin sensitivity. Click Here
  • Specific toxic byproduct of heat-processed food, body weight, and diabetes. Click Here
  • Coronary vasomotor control in obesity and morbid obesity: contrasting flow responses with endocannabinoids, leptin, and inflammation. Click Here

Policy related

  • Is there a robust relationship between neighbourhood food environment and childhood obesity in the USA? Click Here
  • Where Are All the "Food Libertarians"? Click Here
  • The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate. Click Here
  • Population Approaches to Improve Diet, Physical Activity, and Smoking Habits : A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Click Here
  • Theorizing the obesity epidemic: Health crisis, moral panic and emerging hybrids. Click Here
  • Restaurant menus: calories, caloric density, and serving size. Click Here
  • Mayor Bloomberg Declares War On Baby Formula. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Body mass index and mortality rate among Hispanic adults: A pooled analysis of multiple epidemiologic data sets. Click Here
  • Preschoolers' Delay of Gratification Predicts their Body Mass 30 Years Later. Click Here
  • The effectiveness of a community playground intervention. Click Here
  • Artificial sweeteners: Understanding these and other sugar substitutes. Click Here
  • A Theoretically Grounded Systematic Review of Material Incentives for Weight Loss: Implications for Interventions. Click Here
  • Waistlines of the World: The Effect of Information and Communications Technology on Obesity. Click Here
  • Time trends and forecasts of body mass index from repeated cross-sectional data: a different approach. Click Here
  • Infant antibiotic exposures and early-life body mass. Click Here
  • The quality of dietary intake methodology and reporting in child and adolescent obesity intervention trials: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Gastric bypass surgery for obesity decreases the reward value of a sweet-fat stimulus as assessed in a progressive ratio task. Click Here
  • Sibutramine versus Metformin: Assessment of anthropometric, lipid and glycemic parameters in obese and overweight high-risk patients. Click Here
  • Something good to chew on, for a change: Book review. Click Here
  • Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Change Among Incarcerated Women. Click Here
  • Are there still healthy obese patients? Click Here
  • Influence of dairy product and milk fat consumption on cardiovascular disease risk: a review of the evidence. Click Here
  • Body fat loss and compensatory mechanisms in response to different doses of aerobic exercise - a randomized controlled trial in overweight sedentary males. Click Here

General Science

  • Photosynthesis-like process found in insects. Click Here
  • The analysis of 168 randomised controlled trials to test data integrity. Click Here
  • Development of Therapeutic-Grade Small Interfering RNAs by Chemical Engineering. Click Here
  • Dairy Calcium, But Not Calcium Supplements, Is Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack. Click Here
  • Non-random mating and convergence over time for alcohol consumption, smoking, and exercise: The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Click Here
  • Non-random mating and convergence over time: Erratum for confidence intervals. Click Here
  • Submitted for your consideration: potential advantages of a novel clinical trial design and initial patient reaction. Click Here
  • Breastfeeding, Childhood Milk Consumption, and Onset of Puberty. Click Here
  • Misinformation and its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing. Click Here
  • Non-random mating and convergence over time: Erratum for confidence intervals. Click Here
  • What happens to copies of retracted papers on non-publisher websites (eg PubMed Central)? Click Here
  • Physicists suggest selfishness can pay. Click Here

Posted 8/17/12

Basic Science

  • Modeling Metabolic Adaptations and Energy Regulation in Humans. Click Here
  • Analysis of the Gut Microbiota in the Old Order Amish and Its Relation to the Metabolic Syndrome. Click Here
  • Causes and consequences of obesity: The contribution of recent twin studies. Click Here
  • Overexpression of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Prevents Diet-Induced Obesity and Regulates Adipocyte Phenotype. Click Here

Policy related

  • Industry Self-Regulation to Improve Student Health: Quantifying Changes in Beverage Shipments to Schools. Click Here
  • New Gallup Poll on Soda Consumption Shows Folly of Bloomberg Drink Ban. Click Here
  • Obesity as malnutrition: The role of capitalism in the obesity global epidemic. Click Here
  • Soda:Diet Soda - So, what's the verdict? Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence. Click Here
  • Social Jetlag and Obesity. Click Here
  • Unstable Shoes Increase Energy Expenditure of Obese Patients. Click Here
  • A New Method for Measuring Meal Intake in Humans via Automated Wrist Motion Tracking. Click Here
  • Food intake monitoring: an acoustical approach to automated food intake activity detection and classification of consumed food. Click Here
  • Obesity, family instability, and socioemotional health in adolescence. Click Here
  • Family mealtimes: A contextual approach to understanding childhood obesity. Click Here
  • Network News Coverage of Obesity in Two Time Periods: An Analysis of Issues, Sources, and Frames. Click Here
  • Delay discounting and intake of ready-to-eat and away-from-home foods in overweight and obese women. Click Here
  • Blogging for weight loss: Personal accountability, writing selves, and the weight-loss blogosphere. Click Here
  • Buffets and obesity. Click Here
  • Interventions to reduce or prevent obesity in pregnant women: A systematic review. Click Here
  • Community energy balance: A framework for contextualizing cultural influences on high risk of obesity in ethnic minority populations. Click Here

General Science

  • Ten ironic rules for non-statistical reviewers. Click Here

Posted 8/10/12

Basic Science

  • The lifespan extension effects of resveratrol are conserved in the honey bee and may be driven by a mechanism related to caloric restriction. Click Here
  • A mathematical model of weight loss under total starvation and implications of the genetic architecture of the modern obesity epidemic for the thrifty-gene hypothesis. Click Here
  • Heritability variations of body linearity and obesity indicators during growth. Click Here
  • Limitations in anti-obesity drug development: the critical role of hunger-promoting neurons. Click Here
  • Evolving concepts on adjusting human resting energy expenditure measurements for body size. Click Here
  • Humble zebrafish helping researchers find new treatments for obesity and osteoporosis. Click Here
  • Green tea extract suppresses adiposity and affects the expression of lipid metabolism genes in dietinduced obese zebrafish. Click Here
  • Diet-induced obesity in ad libitum-fed mice: food texture overrides the effect of macronutrient composition. Click Here
  • Early and Late Onset of Voluntary Exercise Have Differential Effects on the Metabolic Syndrome in an Obese Mouse Model. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The Skeleton Coast Diet Plan: body mass and body fat changes on an arduous expedition. Click Here
  • Caloric compensation and eating in the absence of hunger in 5- to 12-y-old weight-discordant siblings. Click Here
  • Submitted for your consideration: potential advantages of a novel clinical trial design and initial patient reaction Click Here
  • "Our results do not support the previous findings on the association between SSB consumption and metabolic syndrome". Click Here
  • Fat Thoughts Can Make You Fat, Study Says. Click Here
  • Race, ethnicity, and the relevance of obesity for social integration. Click Here
  • Driver safety and obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity and suicide risk in adults-A systematic review. Click Here
  • Association of adenovirus 36 infection with obesity and metabolic markers in humans: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Click Here
  • Weighing in: Obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism. Click Here
  • Covariation bias for food-related control is associated with eating disorders symptoms in normal adolescents Click Here
  • Understanding everyday life of morbidly obese adults-habits and body image. Click Here
  • Estimating the percentage of food expenditure in small areas using bias-corrected P-spline based estimators. Click Here
  • Sexual orientation and bias in self-reported BMI. Click Here
  • Association of Weight Status With Mortality in Adults With Incident Diabetes. Click Here
  • Beyond the Obesity Paradox in Diabetes: Fitness, Fatness, and Mortality. Click Here
  • Race, ethnicity, and the relevance of obesity for social integration. Click Here
  • The effects of four hypocaloric diets containing different levels of sucrose or high fructose corn syrup on weight loss and related parameters. Click Here
  • Sleeping Habits Predict the Magnitude of Fat Loss in Adults Exposed to Moderate Caloric Restriction. Click Here
  • Hyperactivity in anorexia nervosa: warming up not just burning-off calories. Click Here
  • Variety could increase vegetable intake Click Here
  • Sedentary office workers try standing desks Click Here
  • Accuracy and reliability of self-reported weight and height in the Sister Study Click Here
  • Risk of fracture after bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom: population based, retrospective cohort study Click Here
  • Evolving concepts on adjusting human resting energy expenditure measurements for body size. Click Here
  • Maternal employment and childhood obesity: A search for mechanisms in time use data. Click Here

Policy related

  • Soft paternalism and obesity-related reform. Click Here
  • School-Based BMI and Body Composition Screening and Parent Notification in California: Methods and Messages. Click Here
  • A simple color-coded labeling and choice architecture intervention improved food and beverage choices among employees. Click Here
  • Presidental address-obesity discrimination: what can we do? Click Here
  • Does competitive food and beverage legislation hurt meal participation or revenues in high schools Click Here
  • Debate Sparks Food for Thought on the Role of the Government in Curbing Obesity. Click Here
  • Downsizing Supersize. Click Here
  • Cost-effectiveness of preventing weight gain and obesity: What we know and what we need to know. Click Here

General Science

  • Bias Is Unavoidable. Click Here
  • In Alabama, a tiny snail, thought extinct, rediscovered. Click Here
  • On the limits of diversity. Click Here
  • Deep sea 'solution' to superbugs. Click Here
  • A Geneticist's Research Turns Personal. Click Here
  • Is the subjective perception of lactose intolerance influenced by the psychological profile? Click Here
  • Ethical and Scientific Issues in Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. Click Here
  • Prediction of expected years of life using whole-genome markers. Click Here

Posted 8/3/12

Policy related

  • Canada's Food Guide Servings Misunderstood By The Public. Click Here
  • Exercise therapy - the public health message. Click Here
  • Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Provincial Breastfeeding Policy in Nova Scotia, Canada and the Implications for Childhood Obesity Prevention. Click Here
  • Calorie menu labeling on quick-service restaurants - current evidence suggests that calorie labeling does not have the intended effects. Click Here
  • New Program From CC Vending Makes Parents Accountable For Kids' Drinks In NYC Schools. Click Here
  • US Senate introduces diabetes care act. Click Here
  • An Evaluation Framework for Obesity Prevention Policy Interventions. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Conjectures on some curious connections among social status, calorie restriction, hunger, fatness, and longevity. Click Here
  • A randomized trial of the effects of an almond-enriched, hypocaloric diet in the treatment of obesity. Click Here
  • Adenovirus-36 Is Associated with Obesity in Children and Adults in Sweden. Click Here
  • Is the obesity epidemic reversing favorable trends in blood pressure? Evidence from cohorts born between 1890 and 1990 in the United States. Click Here
  • A Prospective Study of In-utero Exposure to Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Childhood Obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity: A disease or a biological adaptation? An update. Click Here
  • A new body shape index predicts mortality hazard independently of body mass index. Click Here
  • Sustainable diets for the future: can we contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eating a healthy diet? Click Here
  • Adaptive thermogenesis can make a difference in the ability of obese individuals to lose body weight. Click Here
  • TRIAD study: Diabetes complications, comorbidities linked to poorer quality-of-life. Click Here
  • Sitagliptin curbs postprandial hypoglycemia in patients. Click Here
  • In denial: Misperceptions of weight change among adults in the United States. Click Here
  • Predictors of attrition in a multidisciplinary adult weight management clinic. Click Here
  • From brain to mouth: The psychology of obesity. Click Here
  • Modest Levels of Physical Activity Are Associated With a Lower Incidence of Diabetes in a Population With a High Rate of Obesity. Click Here
  • Correlates of physical activity: why are some people physically active and others not? Click Here
  • Modest Weight Loss Can Reap Prolonged Health Benefits. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Obesity-insulin targeted genes in the 3p26-25 region in human studies and LG/J and SM/J mice. Click Here
  • The A2b Adenosine Receptor Modulates Glucose Homeostasis and Obesity. Click Here
  • Use of MRI and CT for fat imaging in children and youth: What have we learned about obesity, fat distribution and metabolic disease risk? Click Here
  • Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity. Click Here
  • Beige Adipocytes Are a Distinct Type of Thermogenic Fat Cell in Mouse and Human. Click Here

General Science

  • This I believe: gaining new insights through integrating "old" data. Click Here
  • Ethics and Scientific Integrity in Public Health, Epidemiological and Clinical Research. Click Here
  • Spatial environmental heterogeneity reduces variance in the rate of spread: counterintuitive results from a highly replicated experiment. Click Here
  • How to distinguish genetically between an alleged father and his monozygotic twin: A thought experiment. Click Here
  • Caffeinated Seas Found off U.S. Pacific Northwest. Click Here

Posted 7/27/12

Basic Science

  • Yeast as a model to understand the interaction between genotype and the response to calorie restriction. Click Here
  • A gutsy way to extend longevity. Click Here
  • Enhanced energy metabolism contributes to the extended lifespan of caloric restricted Caenorhabditis elegans. Click Here
  • Peripheral Cannabinoid-1 Receptor Inverse Agonism Reduces Obesity by Reversing Leptin Resistance. Click Here
  • Synphilin-1 alters metabolic homeostasis in a novel Drosophila obesity model. Click Here
  • Systems analysis of eleven rodent disease models reveals an inflammatome signature and key drivers. Click Here

Policy related

  • Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short? Click Here
  • Understanding the Role of Policy Narratives and the Public Policy Arena: Obesity as a Lesson in Public Policy Development. Click Here
  • Energy, Saturated Fat, and Sodium Were Lower in Entrées at Chain Restaurants ... Following the Implementation of Mandatory Menu Labeling. Click Here
  • Government targets on obesity remain a challenge, says spending watchdog. Click Here
  • Obesity Prevention: The Impact of Local Health Departments. Click Here
  • Potential Effect of the New York City Policy Regarding Sugared Beverages. Click Here
  • Reducing Childhood Obesity by Eliminating 100% Fruit Juice. Click Here
  • Simulation Modeling of Policies Directed at Youth Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Assortative marriages by body mass index have increased simultaneously with the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • Is Obesity a Healthy Active Response to an Expected Future Lack of Energy rather than a Passive Storage of Surplus Energy? Click Here
  • Delay discounting and intake of ready-to-eat and away-from-home foods in overweight and obese women. Click Here
  • School-based obesity-prevention interventions in low- and middle-income countries: do they really work? Click Here
  • Obesity and happiness. Click Here
  • Seeing certain foods prompts kids to eat healthier. Click Here
  • Sleep restriction is not associated with a positive energy balance in adolescent boys. Click Here
  • Ending Fat Stigma: Precious, Visual Culture, and Anti-Obesity in the "Fat Moment". Click Here
  • A Mass Phenomenon: The Social Evolution of Obesity. Click Here
  • A randomized trial of the effects of an almond-enriched, hypocaloric diet in the treatment of obesity. Click Here
  • An economic analysis of traditional and technology-based approaches to weight loss. Click Here
  • Attributable Risk Analysis Reveals Potential Healthcare Savings from Increased Consumption of Dairy Products. Click Here
  • Observed decreases in average milk consumption from 5th to 8th grade were not related to changes in sweetened-beverage consumption. Click Here
  • BYU professors, students study obesity and family. Click Here
  • Consumption of fructose- but not glucose-sweetened beverages for 10 weeks increases circulating concentrations of ... Click Here
  • Discussion of "Overweight and obese boys reduce food intake in response to a glucose drink but fail to increase intake in response to exercise of short duration". Click Here
  • Reply to the discussion of "Overweight and obese boys reduce food intake in response to a glucose drink but fail to increase intake in response to exercise of short duration". Click Here
  • Effects of Chronic Social Stress on Obesity. Click Here
  • Energy intake and expenditure during sedentary screen time and motion-controlled video gaming . Click Here
  • Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity and All-Cause Mortality Among Black Adults and White Adults. Click Here
  • The amount and type of dairy product intake and incident type 2 diabetes: results from the EPIC-InterAct Study. Click Here
  • What Is Sedentarism? Click Here

General Science

  • Aging tropical termites conduct suicide attacks on enemies. Click Here
  • Nature News Blog: Bill ending US chimp research advances. Click Here
  • New video highlights NIH investment in zebrafish research. Click Here
  • NIH funds development of tissue chips to help predict drug safety. Click Here
  • Methods: Face up to false positives. Click Here
  • Reducing bias of allele frequency estimates by modeling SNP genotype data with informative missingness. Click Here
  • Error prone: Biologists must realize the pitfalls of work on massive amounts of data. Click Here
  • Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices with Incentives for Truth-Telling. Click Here

Posted 7/20/12

Policy related

  • The boomerang effect of mandatory sanitary messages to prevent obesity Click Here
  • FDA approves weight management drug Qsymia. Click Here
  • New York City Trans Fat Ban: Improving the Default Option When Purchasing Foods Prepared Outside of the Home Click Here
  • Healthy food choices if words related to health and weight are shown on restaurant menu's. Click Here
  • Are Physical Education-Related State Policies and Schools' Physical Education Requirement Related to Children's Physical Activity and Obesity? Click Here

Basic Science

  • Ambient Temperature and Obesity Click Here
  • In Utero Exposure to Diesel Exhaust a Possible Risk Factor for Obesity Click Here
  • Oxidative damage, ageing, and life-history evolution: where now? Click Here
  • Brain orexin promotes obesity resistance Click Here
  • Caloric Restriction Chronically Impairs Metabolic Programming in Mice. Click Here
  • Obesity and Pharmacologic Control of the Body Clock Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Good news, bad news: sports matter but occupational and household activity really matter - sport and recreation unlikely to be a panacea for public health Click Here
  • Walking or biking to school associated with lower risk of obesity, while gym class had no asociation with weight status. Click Here
  • Lancet releases series on Physical Activity Click Here
  • Do economic constraints on food choice make people fat? A critical review of two hypotheses for the poverty-obesity paradox. Click Here
  • Disordered eating and religious observance Click Here
  • From fatness to badness: The modern morality of obesity Click Here
  • Attentional Biases to Foods: The Effects of Caloric Content and Cognitive Restraint Click Here
  • Stigmatization of obese individuals by human resource professionals: an experimental study. Click Here
  • Opening Up the Black Box of the Body in Geographical Obesity Research: Toward a Critical Political Ecology of Fat Click Here
  • Differential effect of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate on biomarkers of glucose metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy, overweight and obese subjects: a randomized clinical trial. Click Here
  • Videos: What Do We Really Know about Whole Foods Digestibility and Energy Values? Click Here
  • Stature, Obesity, and Financial Portfolio Choice Click Here
  • Feast Today Makes Fast Tomorrow? Influencing Satiation through Perceptions of Temporal Distance Click Here
  • A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index Click Here
  • The Influence of Place on Weight Gain during Early Childhood: A Population-Based, Longitudinal Study Click Here
  • The Science of Sugars. Click Here
  • Health expenditures among high-risk patients after gastric bypass and matched controls. Click Here
  • Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics 2012 Report on America's Children Click Here
  • Self-Monitoring and Eating-Related Behaviors Are Associated with 12-Month Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Overweight-to-Obese Women. Click Here
  • Four Clinical Trials Further Clarify the Role of Physical Activity in Cognitive Function and Dementia. Click Here
  • Self-Monitoring and Eating-Related Behaviors Are Associated with 12-Month Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Overweight-to-Obese Women. Click Here
  • Early childhood television viewing predicts explosive leg strength and waist circumference by middle childhood. Click Here
  • Metabolic Slowing with Massive Weight Loss despite Preservation of Fat-Free Mass. Click Here
  • The Built Environment Moderates Effects of Family-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment over 2 Years. Click Here

General Science

  • Opinion: Biased Observers of Nature. Click Here
  • MicroRNA-27b is a regulatory hub in lipid metabolism and is altered in dyslipidemia Click Here
  • Nanoparticles Get Under the Skin Click Here
  • Next-generation sequencing of experimental mouse strains Click Here
  • Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Click Here
  • Type 1 diabetes associated with reduced exercise capacity, altered cardiac function among adolescents Click Here
  • The role of bile pigments in health and disease: effects on cell signaling, cytotoxicity, and cytoprotection Click Here
  • Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome Click Here
  • Heavy use of equations impedes communication among biologists Click Here
  • The Future of Replication Click Here
  • The Importance of Clinical Trial Data Sharing Toward More Open Science Click Here
  • iDASH: integrating data for analysis, anonymization, and sharing Click Here

Posted 7/13/12

Announcement

  • Stock Obesity Conference to be held in Prague, The Czech Republic, from October 12th - 14th, 2012 Click Here

Policy related

  • Physical Education Programs In School Not Enough To Combat Obesity In Most States. Click Here
  • Is Obesity A Disability Under The New ADA? Probably. Click Here
  • Counting Calories: Resident Perspectives on Calorie Labeling in New York City Click Here
  • Ban on Advertising to Children Linked to Lower Obesity Rates. Click Here
  • E-learning devices for managing the weight of obese individuals are unlikely to be cost-effective unless their fixed costs are much lower than estimated or future devices prove to be much more effective. Click Here
  • California school lunches missing the mark for nutrition standards for 5 years. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Adenovirus 36 infection and obesity. Click Here
  • "Weight Loss Vaccine?" Effects of novel vaccines on weight loss in diet-induced-obese (DIO) mice Click Here
  • Caloric Restriction Extends Yeast Chronological Lifespan by Altering a Pattern of Age-Related Changes in Trehalose Concentration. Click Here
  • Health effects of ambient temperature. Click Here
  • Effects of ambient temperature on adaptive thermogenesis during maintenance of reduced body weight in mice. Click Here
  • Energy metabolism, thermogenesis and body mass regulation in tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri) during subsequent cold and warm acclimation. Click Here
  • Serum leptin, as a starvation signal in the cold and satiety signal in rewarming, was involved in the processes of thermogenesis and body mass regulation in tree shrews Click Here
  • A comparison of the thermal adaptability of people accustomed to air-conditioned environments and naturally ventilated environments. Click Here
  • Beige Adipocytes Are a Distinct Type of Thermogenic Fat Cell in Mouse and Human. Click Here
  • Eating time too impacts weight gain, shows study (in mice). Click Here
  • In randomized study, Sleep restriction is not associated with a positive energy balance in adolescent boys.. Click Here
  • Parental diet-induced obesity leads to retarded early mouse embryo development and altered carbohydrate utilisation by the blastocyst. Click Here
  • In rats, junk food leads to greater obesity-induced inflammation compared to animal fat Click Here
  • Obese state is associated with a decrease in histamine's influence. Click Here
  • Is reactivation of autophagy a possible therapeutic solution for obesity and metabolic syndrome? Click Here
  • Comparative meta-analysis of the effect of Lactobacillus species on weight gain in humans and animals. Click Here
  • Iron-rich tissue may serve as biological compass. Click Here
  • Novel links between HIFs, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • NYT Interview with Dr Jules Hirsch : In Dieting, Magic Isn't a Substitute for Science Click Here
  • Recent Advances in Understanding and Mitigating Adipogenic and Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Click Here
  • Energy Balance and Obesity. Click Here
  • Is funding source related to study reporting quality in obesity or nutrition randomized control trials in top-tier medical journals? Click Here
  • There is no evidence to suggest that a computerised individually-tailored intervention prevents weight gain in adolescents. Click Here
  • No evidence for changes in health-related behaviour among obese individuals after a health shock. Click Here
  • Weight gain in smokers after quitting cigarettes: meta-analysis. Click Here
  • Obesity studies in the circumpolar Inuit: a scoping review. Click Here
  • 2012 Report on Health of U.S. Kids' is Mostly Positive but Obesity rates have remained unchanged since 2001-2002. Click Here
  • 'Fat pride' challenges supersize stereotypes. Click Here
  • Breastfeeding, child-bearing help reduce BMI - Results from UK's Million Women Study Click Here
  • Morbid obesity is associated with increased resource utilization in coronary artery bypass grafting. Click Here
  • "Obesity: Social Contagion?" An Actor-Based Model of Social Network Influence on Adolescent Body Size, Screen Time, and Playing Sports. Click Here
  • Obesity and Pain Are Associated in the United States. Click Here
  • 20th century Harvard Male Graduates who had the highest BMIs at age 18 were 35 percent more likely to die from cancer than those with lower BMIs. Click Here
  • Effects of dietary composition on energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance. Click Here
  • Women working longer hours are more likely to make lifestyle choices that are associated with weight gain. Click Here
  • Sedentary behaviour and life expectancy in the USA: a cause-deleted life table analysis. Click Here
  • Fat mass is unlikely to be causally related to academic achievement in adolescence. Click Here
  • Commentary: How Early in Life Does the Risk of Obesity Originate? Click Here
  • Associations of economic and gender inequality with global obesity prevalence: Understanding the female excess. Click Here
  • Obesity and Pharmacologic Control of the Body Clock. Click Here
  • Depression in Dercum's disease and in obesity: A case control study. Click Here
  • Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Current Use and Health Perspectives : A Scientific Statement from AHA and ADA Click Here
  • What is a healthy Nordic diet? Foods and nutrients in the NORDIET study. Click Here
  • Obesity, cognitive functioning and dementia: Back to the future. Click Here
  • Race, Sex Factor Into Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass. Click Here

General Science

  • The Science of Sugars. Click Here
  • BIASED NEWS OR BIASED PUBLIC? Click Here
  • When Do People Misrepresent Themselves to Others? The Effects of Social Desirability, Ground Truth, and Accountability on Deceptive Self-Presentations Click Here
  • Crowdsourced Health Research Studies: An Important Emerging Complement to Clinical Trials in the Public Health Research Ecosystem. Click Here
  • Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register Click Here
  • A Dissertation on perceptions of media bias by examination of the hostile media effect Click Here

Posted 7/6/12

Policy related

  • From Coke to Coors: A Field Study of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax and its Unintended Consequences Click Here
  • Why the US Preventive Services Task Force Missed the Boat on BMI Click Here
  • Introducing taxes, subsidies or both: the effects of various food pricing strategies in a web-based supermarket randomized trial. Click Here
  • Potential cardiovascular mortality reductions with stricter food policies in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Click Here

Basic Science

  • Intramyocellular Fatty-Acid Metabolism Plays a Critical Role in Mediating Responses to Dietary Restriction in Drosophila melanogaster Click Here
  • Time-restricted eating may be effective strategy for obesity Click Here
  • Skeletal muscle respiratory capacity is enhanced in rats consuming an obesogenic western diet Click Here
  • A Comparative Study on Effects of Normal Versus Elevated Temperatures During Preimaginal and Young Adult Period on Body Weight and Fat Body Content of Mature Coccinella septempunctata and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Click Here
  • Positive effect of curcumin on inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in obese mice with liver steatosis. Click Here
  • Energy content of weight loss: Kinetic features during voluntary caloric restriction Click Here
  • Evaluation of long-term glucose homeostasis in lean and obese cats by use of continuous glucose monitoring. Click Here
  • Fat News: A Novel ActRIIB Decoy Receptor in the BAT-tle for Obesity Click Here
  • Beyond interventions: Caloric restriction as a scientific model Click Here

Announcement

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Energy Balance and Obesity Click Here
  • Polygenic Risk, Rapid Childhood Growth, and the Development of Obesity: Evidence From a 4-Decade Longitudinal Study Click Here
  • School-based obesity-prevention interventions in low- and middle-income countries: do they really work? Click Here
  • Effectiveness of preventive school-based obesity interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Revisiting childhood obesity: persistent underutilization of surgical intervention? Click Here
  • Appetite control and obesity Click Here
  • School-Based BMI and Body Composition Screening and Parent Notification in California: Methods and Messages. Click Here
  • The obesity paradox: Methodological considerations based on epidemiological and clinical evidence---New insights Click Here
  • Job strain in relation to body mass index: pooled analysis of 160,000 adults from 13 cohort studies. Click Here
  • Wired at a Young Age: The Effect of Caffeine and Technology on Sleep Duration and Body Mass Index in School-Aged Children Click Here
  • Short- and long-term effects of continuous versus intermittent restrictive diet approaches on body composition and the metabolic profile in overweight and obese postmenopausal women: A pilot study Click Here
  • Associations between Polymorphisms in Genes Involved in Fatty Acid Metabolism and Dietary Fat Intakes Click Here
  • Glucose disposition index, insulin use predict diabetes remission after gastric bypass Click Here
  • Obesity Linked To Childhood Abuse Among Black Women Click Here
  • Snacking is associated with overall diet quality among adults. Click Here
  • Vitamin D and gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Click Here
  • New pharmaceutical tool to fight obesity approved, more needed Click Here
  • Effect of a Stepped-Care Intervention Approach on Weight Loss in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial Click Here
  • Obesity researchers study thin people for clues about hunger and metabolism Click Here
  • Religion and BMI in Australia Click Here
  • Leptin in the Liver: A Toxic or Beneficial Mix? Click Here
  • Association of participant and interventionist race concordance with weight loss outcomes. Click Here
  • Evaluation of long-term glucose homeostasis in lean and obese cats by use of continuous glucose monitoring. Click Here

General Science

  • From Hot Hands to Declining Effects : The Risks of Small Numbers. Click Here

Posted 6/29/12

Policy related

  • FDA OKs first obesity drug in 13 years. Click Here
  • Randomized trial successfully reduces 'unhealthy' beverage consumption, yet has no effect on BMI or obesity rates. Click Here
  • International application of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxation in obesity reduction: Factors that may influence policy effectiveness in country-specific contexts Click Here
  • Public Attitudes towards Prevention of Obesity. Click Here

Basic Science

  • The contemporary view that obesity is associated with the increased drive of the reward circuitry is challenged by new data that the reward aspect can be very high, but subjects can still be very lean. Click Here
  • Studying Fish to Learn about Fat. Click Here
  • Calorie restricted rats do not increase metabolic rate post-LPS, but do seek out warmer ambient temperatures to behaviourally induce a fever. Click Here
  • Caffeine attenuates metabolic syndrome in diet-induced obese rats. Click Here
  • Quantitative dynamics of adipose cells. Click Here
  • A PGC1-a-dependent myokine that drives brown-fat-like development of white fat and thermogenesis Click Here
  • AgRP neurons regulate development of dopamine neuronal plasticity and nonfood-associated behaviors Click Here
  • Central control of thermogenesis Click here
  • Epigenetic regulation in obesity Click Here
  • Indirect calorimetry in laboratory mice and rats: principles, practical considerations, interpretation and perspectives. Click Here
  • New Journal: Adipocyte Click Here
  • PPAR-c is a major driver of the accumulation and phenotype of adipose tissue Treg cells Click Here
  • The young Gättingen minipig as a model of childhood and adolescent obesity: influence of diet and gender. Click Here
  • Adipocyte dysfunction and hypertension Click Here
  • Adipose tissue development during early life: novel insights into energy balance from small and large mammals. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • New Thoughts about Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Childhood Obesity Click Here
  • BMI age-gender percentile was not significantly related to fast food consumption. Click Here
  • Area-Based Variations in Obesity Are More than a Function of the Food and Physical Activity Environment : Area-based Variations in Obesity. Click Here
  • Adaptive metabolic response to 4 weeks of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in healthy, lightly active individuals and chronic high glucose availability in primary human myotubes. Click Here
  • Is Obesity Caused by an Adenovirus? Click Here
  • Drug Dosing Based on Weight and Body Surface Area: Mathematical Assumptions and Limitations in Obese Adults. Click Here
  • Phentermine/topiramate curbs weight, A1C in obese diabetes patients. Click Here
  • Arrowhead Announces New Study Demonstrating Rapid Improvement in Pro-Diabetic Metabolic Markers with Anti-Obesity Drug Candidate, Adipotide(R). Click Here
  • Effect of Fructose on Glycemic Control in Diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled feeding trials. Click Here
  • A sympathetic view of human obesity. Click Here
  • Influence of acupuncture on leptin, ghrelin, insulin and cholecystokinin in obese women: a randomised, sham-controlled preliminary trial. Click Here
  • Effects of auricular acupressure combined with low-calorie diet on the leptin hormone in obese and overweight Iranian individuals. Click Here
  • Physician Assistants' Attitudes about Obesity and Obese Individuals. Click Here
  • Health Disparities in Endocrine Disorders: Biological, Clinical, and Nonclinical Factors--An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement. Click Here
  • Obesity: Insensitive issue Click Here
  • Rate of weight loss can be predicted by patient characteristics and intervention strategies. Click Here
  • Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Click Here
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Pharmacological Interventions for Weight Gain from Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers. Click Here
  • Ursolic Acid Increases Skeletal Muscle and Brown Fat and Decreases Diet-Induced Obesity, Glucose Intolerance and Fatty Liver Disease Click Here
  • Which Diet Works? Click Here
  • Short- and long-term effects of continuous versus intermittent restrictive diet approaches on body composition and the metabolic profile in overweight and obese postmenopausal women: a pilot study. Click Here

General Science

  • Repeat of Classic Fruit Fly Sexual Selection Study Reveals Flaw. Click Here
  • Treatment Heterogeneity and Individual Qualitative Interaction. Click Here
  • Informed consent: A broken contract Click Here
  • Science as an open enterprise Click Here
  • What the Supercool Arctic Ground Squirrel Teaches Us about the Brain's Resilience Click Here
  • California has some odd ideas about what's hazardous. Click Here

Posted 6/22/12

Basic Science

  • High ratio of resting energy expenditure to body mass in childhood and adolescence: A mechanistic model. Click Here
  • Geometric indices of hip bone strength in obese, overweight, and normal-weight adolescent boys. Click Here
  • Antagonism of Sigma-1 Receptors Blocks Compulsive-Like Eating Click Here
  • Genetic mapping of habitual substance use, obesity-related traits...reveals shared genes that are overrepresented in the neural synapse. Click Here
  • FoxO1 target Gpr17 activates AgRP neurons to regulate food intake Click Here
  • Retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 1 regulates a thermogenic program in white adipose tissue. Click Here
  • High-sucrose effect on bone structure, hardness and biomechanics in an obesity model using Wistar male rats. Click Here

Policy related

  • Why PLoS Medicine and Big Food? Click Here
  • Does the Food Stamp Program cause obesity? A realist review and a call for place-based research. Click Here
  • Adults Agree On Top Children's Health Issues Regardless Of Political Party Affiliation: Childhood Obesity, Bullying Click Here
  • Joint statement of the European Association for the Study of Obesity and the European Society of Hypertension: obesity and difficult to treat arterial hypertension Click Here
  • European and American perspectives on the meaning of natural Click Here
  • Large Soda Ban: Public vs. Personal Policy Click Here
  • Energy, Saturated Fat, and Sodium Were Lower in Entrées at Chain Restaruants Following Mandatory Menu Labeling Regulation. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The better weight-better sleep study: A pilot intervention in primary care Click Here
  • The value of medical and pharmaceutical interventions for reducing obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity and Supermarket Access: Proximity or Price? Click Here
  • Why do individuals not lose more weight from an exercise intervention at a defined dose? An energy balance analysis Click Here
  • Income inequality and obesity prevalence among OECD countries. Click Here
  • Implementation of Hybrid Naive Bayesian-Decision Tree for Childhood Obesity Predictions. Click Here
  • Ginger enhances thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety. Click Here
  • Why It's Not The Size Of Your Dinner Plate But The Colour That Is Key For Weight-Loss Click Here
  • Whole-body vibration training reduces arterial stiffness, blood pressure and sympathovagal balance in young overweight/obese women. Click Here
  • Is The "Health at Every Size" Approach Useful for Addressing Obesity? Click Here
  • Energy content of weight loss: Kinetic features during voluntary caloric restriction. Click Here
  • Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders Before and After Bariatric Surgery Click Here
  • Effect of alginate supplementation on weight loss in obese subjects completing a 12-wk energy-restricted diet: a randomized controlled trial Click Here
  • Gut microbial adaptation to dietary consumption of fructose, artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols and obesity Click Here
  • Effects of protein intake and gender on body composition changes: a randomized clinical weight loss trial. Click Here
  • Weight-loss dieting behavior: an economic analysis.Click Here
  • The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence. Click Here
  • The weight of nations-an estimation of adult human biomass Click Here
  • Questions about evidential basis of marketed DNA-based weight-loss recommendations. Click Here

General Science

  • Stem Cells Move Into Prime Time Click Here
  • Zebrafish homologs of 16p11.2, a genomic region associated with brain disorders, are active during brain development, and include two deletion dosage sensor genes. Click Here
  • Our Animal Nature Click Here
  • Goodbye, Columbus Click Here
  • Data-driven integration of epidemiological and toxicological data to select candidate interacting genes and environmental factors in association with disease Click Here

Posted 6/15/12

Basic Science

  • A grasshopper's change in diet to high-energy carbohydrates while being hunted by spiders may affect the way soil releases carbon dioxide Click Here
  • Alzheimer's gene 'diabetes link' Click Here
  • Proposed non-invasive thermal imaging technique to study role of thermogenesis in energy balance and obesity prevention Click Here
  • Agents that mimic cold activation of BAT could provide a promising approach to treating obesity while minimizing systemic effects Click Here
  • Cold but not sympathomimetics activates human brown adipose tissue in vivo. Click Here
  • The effect of ziprasidone on body weight and energy expenditure in female rats Click Here

Policy related

  • Is There an Association Between Gasoline Prices and Physical Activity? Evidence from American Time Use Data Click Here
  • 2 Reasons Why NYC Ban on Big Sodas Could Get Dumped Click Here
  • IOM's Food Forum workshop on building multisectoral food and nutrition partnerships that achieve meaningful public health results Click Here
  • Lecturer objects to "epidemic" to describe global diabetes situation Click Here
  • Most oppose NYC plan to curb sugary drinks - poll Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • "Overall, menu labeling did not result in a positive net effect on total calories or fat purchased by families..." Click Here
  • A Diet almost entirely of potatoes and fat caused no weight gain Click Here
  • FATaintPHAT Trail shows no effect on BMI despite decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. Click Here
  • HealthWorks Results - "Simplistic notions about changes in such aspects of the environment may overstate the influence of physical features of the environment." Click Here
  • Canadian children do not show a beverage-weight association except among young boys who drink mostly soft drinks Click Here
  • Time Spent Sedentary and Active and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children Click Here
  • Results of a multi-component group-randomized worksite environmental intervention trial for weight gain prevention Click Here
  • Omega-3 intake does not lower heart risk in diabetes Click Here
  • Central obesity is not linked to BP outcomes in diabetes Click Here
  • Obesity drops among younger Mississippi students, persists among black students Click Here
  • Top risk of stroke for normal-weight adults: Getting under 6 hours of sleep Click Here
  • Unhealthy foods are more appealing to sleep-deprived people Click Here
  • Self-served meals fail to improve children's eating habits Click Here

General Science

  • The courage to question dogma and challenge conventional wisdom Click Here
  • Scientists show lack of single protein results in persistent viral infection Click Here
  • New NIH Pilot Program - Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules Click Here
  • Milk fats clue to inflammatory bowel disease Click Here
  • Obesity and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients - Another Case of the Simpson Paradox? Click Here
  • Simply Statistics - blog Click Here
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) releases draft reportof methodological standards for conducting patient-centered outcomes research Click Here
  • Human genomic disease variants: A neutral evolutionary explanation Click Here
  • Underground Supermodels : African naked mole-rats Click Here
  • NIH Panel Urges Steps to Control Growth in Biomedical Research Trainees Click Here

Announcements

  • NCATS: Library of Industry-Provided Agents Available Click Here
  • National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) to let you know about their new animated videos for researchers and practitioners. Click Here

Posted 6/8/12

Basic Science

  • Energy metabolism, thermogenesis and body mass regulation in tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri) during subsequent cold and warm acclimation. Click Here
  • Flame retardant linked to obesity, anxiety, developmental problems, pilot study finds Click Here
  • The NAD+ Precursor Nicotinamide Riboside Enhances Oxidative Metabolism and Protects against High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Click Here

Policy related

  • Lautenberg Calls For Study Of Link Between Sugary Beverages & Obesity Click Here
  • Who Pays for Obesity? Click Here
  • Plan to ban oversized soda in New York won't work Click Here
  • Bursting the Bubble on the NYC Soda Ban Click Here
  • Inside the Beltway: A Reagan reminder Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Electronic medical records, genetics, and childhood obesity: A new direction for scientific discovery? Click Here
  • Exercise is more effective for white adolescent girls than black in preventing weight gain Click Here
  • On the street and obese - no paradox, US study reveals Click Here
  • Effect of alginate supplementation on weight loss in obese subjects completing a 12-wk energy-restricted diet: a randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Timing of Voice Breaking in Males Associated with Growth and Weight Gain Across the Life Course. Click Here
  • The Effects of Childhood SNAP Use and Neighborhood Conditions on Adult Body Mass Index. Click Here
  • School-Based BMI and Body Composition Screening and Parent Notification in California: Methods and Messages. Click Here
  • Food outlet availability, deprivation and obesity in a multi-ethnic sample of pregnant women in Bradford, UK Click Here
  • Recruitment of Brown Adipose Tissue as a Therapy for Obesity-Associated Diseases Click Here
  • Nutrient Intakes Linked to Better Health Outcomes Are Associated with Higher Diet Costs in the US Click Here
  • Obesity: lessons from evolution and the environment. Click Here
  • New insights into scaling of fat-free mass to height across children and adults. Click Here
  • Bisphenol A and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Results from the NHANES. Click Here
  • Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk of mortality in morbidly obese patients with a history of major cardiovascular events. Click Here
  • Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. Click Here
  • Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study Click Here
  • Circulating Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Relation to Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue by Abdominal MRI Click Here

General Science

  • Humble thanks to a gentle giant (an obituary for James F. Crow) Click Here
  • A Geneticist's Research Turns Personal Click Here

Posted 6/1/12

Policy related

  • Relationship between funding sources and outcomes of obesity-related research Click Here
  • Fate of fructose: Interview with Dr. John Sievenpiper Click Here
  • A cross-category beverage choice model: A need-based multi-attribute utility approach Click Here
  • Childhood Obesity: A Framework for Policy Approaches and Ethical Considerations Click Here
  • Obesity and Public Policy Click Here
  • Bloomberg Defends Large Soda Ban As Tool To Fight Obesity Click Here
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Making Weight Watchers Available to Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) Recipients Click Here
  • The Extent to Which School District Competitive Food and Beverage Policies Align with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Implications for Federal Regulations Click Here

Basic Science

  • The tempo of genetic evolution in birds: Body mass and climate effects Click Here
  • Is There a 'Healthy' Obesity Gene? Click Here
  • Fat incites tanycytes to neurogenesis. Click Here
  • Non-invasive quantification of white and brown adipose tissues and liver fat content by computed tomography in mice. Click Here
  • Role of the blood-brain barrier in the evolution of feeding and cognition. Click Here
  • Scavenger Receptor CD36 Expression Contributes to Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Cell Death in Diet-Induced Obesity. Click Here
  • Food restriction and refeeding induces changes in lipid pathways and fat deposition in the adipose and hepatic tissues in rats with diet-induced obesity. Click Here
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a regulator of systemic and brain energy metabolism and cardiovascular health Click Here
  • Calorie restriction reduces psychological stress reactivity and its association with brain volume and microstructure in aged rhesus monkeys Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Tooty Fruity Vegie: An obesity prevention intervention evaluation in Australian preschools. Click Here
  • Caloric restriction may reverse age-related autonomic decline in humans Click Here
  • Resistant starch from high-amylose maize increases insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese men. Click Here
  • A comparison of predictive equations of energy expenditure and measured energy expenditure in critically ill patients Click Here
  • Adiposity to muscle ratio predicts incident physical limitation in a cohort of 3,153 older adults-an alternative measurement of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity Click Here
  • Effect of Diet Composition and Weight Loss on Resting Energy Expenditure in the POUNDS LOST Study Click Here
  • Food reward in the obese and after weight loss induced by calorie restriction and bariatric surgery Click Here
  • Is shortened sleep duration a risk factor for overweight and obesity during adolescence? A review of the empirical literature. Click Here
  • Maternal micronutrient restriction programs the body adiposity, adipocyte function and lipid metabolism in offspring: A review Click Here
  • Prediction of weight loss and regain following dietary, lifestyle, and pharmacologic intervention Click Here
  • The Critical Role of Metabolic Pathways in Aging Click Here
  • The obesity paradox: Methodological considerations based on epidemiological and clinical evidence-New insights Click Here
  • Relationship between changes of body mass index (BMI) and cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease (PD) Click Here
  • Exercise Intervention in Childhood Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Hospital-Versus Home-Based Groups Click Here
  • Is shortened sleep duration a risk factor for overweight and obesity during adolescence? A review of the empirical literature Click Here
  • The Utility of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Assessment in Relation to Adult Health Click Here

General Science

  • A new age of unreason or a geek dawn? Click Here
  • A Novel Generalized Normal Distribution for Human Longevity and other Negatively Skewed Data Click Here
  • Findings From Discipline-Based Education Research Could Improve Undergraduate Science and Engineering Teaching But Are Not Yet Widely Used Click Here
  • Notice of NIH Piloting of Procedures for Special Council Review of Research Applications Click Here
  • Scientists: your number is up. ORCID scheme will give researchers unique identifiers to improve tracking of publications. Click Here

Posted 5/25/12

Meeting Announcement

  • Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2012 June 22-24, 2012 Click Here

Policy related

  • States' PE requirement was not associated with any outcome. Click Here
  • Op-Ed: Brewing storm. Coffee's bad for you. No, wait: it's good for you. No, wait .... Click Here
  • Canadian MPs dismiss findings that food policies are leading to hunger and obesity. Click Here
  • CHILDHOOD MISNOURISHMENT, SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Click Here

Basic Science

  • Time-Restricted Feeding without Reducing Caloric Intake Prevents Metabolic Diseases in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Click Here
  • Timed high-fat diet resets circadian metabolism and prevents obesity. Click Here
  • A single exposure to a common-use fungicide (vinclozolin) three generations removed alters metabolic activity in rats. Click Here
  • Early Postnatal Caloric Restriction Protects Adult Male Intrauterine Growth-Restricted Offspring From Obesity. Click Here
  • Surgical removal of the parametrial fat pads stimulates apoptosis and inhibits UVB-induced carcinogenesis in mice fed a high-fat diet Click Here
  • KCTD13 is a major driver of mirrored neuroanatomical phenotypes of the 16p11.2 copy number variant. Click Here
  • Diet-induced obesity promotes depressive-like behaviour that is associated with neural adaptations in brain reward circuitry Click Here
  • A Duplication CNV That Conveys Traits Reciprocal to Metabolic Syndrome and Protects against Diet-Induced Obesity in Mice and Men Click Here
  • Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs. Click Here
  • Metformin attenuates Alzheimer's disease-like neuropathology in obese, leptin-resistant mice. Click Here
  • Fish oil positively regulates anabolic signalling alongside an increase in whole-body gluconeogenesis in ageing skeletal muscle Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Impact of breakfast on daily energy intake - an analysis of absolute versus relative breakfast calories Click Here
  • Body Mass Change and Ultraendurance Performance: A Decrease in Body Mass Is Associated With an Increased Running Speed in Male 100-km Ultramarathoners. Click Here
  • Co-sleeping associated with reduced obesity risk. Click Here
  • The Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners by Adults: Impact on Weight Management Click Here
  • Residential property values are associated with obesity among women in King
    County, WA, USA. Click Here
  • One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese. Click Here
  • Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study Click Here
  • Challenges in reproducibility of genetic association studies: lessons learned from the obesity field Click Here
  • Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: Workshop Summary. Click Here
  • Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD Trial Click Here
  • A History of Modern Research into Fasting, Starvation, and Inanition Click Here
  • 'McDonalds and KFC, it's never going to happen': the challenges of working with food outlets to tackle the obesogenic environment Click Here
  • Sleepless nights: the effect of socioeconomic status, physical activity, and lifestyle factors on sleep quality in a large cohort of Australian women Click Here
  • Meta-Analysis of Dietary Glycemic Load and Glycemic Index in Relation to Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Click Here
  • Disturbed eating at high altitude: influence of food preferences, acute mountain sickness and satiation hormones Click Here
  • The obesity paradox: Methodological considerations based on epidemiological and clinical evidence-New insights. Click Here
  • A Global Nutritional Index Click Here

General Science

  • Credit-for-creationism scheme dies in Alabama. Click Here
  • Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons Click Here
  • Environmental Perturbation of the Circadian Clock Disrupts Pregnancy in the Mouse Click Here
  • Natural and sexual selection in a monogamous historical human population Click Here
  • The predictive capacity of personal genome sequencing Click Here

Posted 5/18/12

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Can limiting dietary variety assist with reducing energy intake and weight loss? Click Here
  • Overweight and obese boys reduce food intake in response to a glucose drink but fail to increase intake in response to exercise of short duration Click Here
  • The impact of Personalization on Smart-Phone Based Activity Recognition Click Here
  • Medical students' attitudes toward obese patient avatars of different skin color. Click Here
  • The Effects of an Energy Density Prescription on Diet Quality and Weight Loss: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Click Here
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity are Associated with Opposite Brain Reward Response. Click Here
  • Social jetlag: misalignment of biological and social time. Click Here
  • Virtual World Takes on Childhood Obesity Click Here
  • Is reactivation of autophagy a possible therapeutic solution for obesity and metabolic syndrome? Click Here
  • Overweight is Advantageous for Heart-Transplant Candidates to Survive the Period of Critically Ill Status Click Here
  • A pragmatic randomised controlled trial in primary care of the Camden Weight Loss (CAMWEL) programme. Click Here
  • In type 2 diabetes, randomisation to advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet transiently improves glycaemic control compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet producing a similar weight loss. Click Here
  • Preventing Obesity Among Adolescent Girls: One-Year Outcomes of the Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Lifestyle interventions for overweight and obese pregnant women to improve pregnancy outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis. Click Here
  • Potential moderators and mediators of intervention effects in an obesity prevention program for adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools. Click Here
  • Motivation for Participating in a Weight Loss Program and Financial Incentives: An Analysis from a Randomized Trial Click Here
  • Selective protection against extremes in childhood body size, abdominal fat deposition, and fat patterning in breastfed children. Click Here
  • Sweetness and Food Preference Click Here
  • Obesity, Where Is It Driving Us? Click Here
  • Timed high-fat diet resets circadian metabolism and prevents obesity Click Here
  • A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity. A Conversation With Carson Chow Click Here

Basic Science

  • Cannabis exposure associated with weight reduction and ?-cell protection in an obese rat model Click Here
  • Shift of circadian feeding pattern by high-fat diets is coincident with reward deficits in obese mice Click Here
  • The Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) Analogue, Exendin-4 Decreases the Rewarding Value of Food: A New Role for the Mesolimbic GLP-1 Receptors Click Here
  • Stability in Brain Glucose Metabolism Following Brown Adipose Tissue Inactivation in Chinese Adults. Click Here
  • Heat-processed Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract improves obesity in ob/ob mice by activating AMP-activated protein kinase. Click Here
  • Calorie restriction reduces the influence of glucoregulatory dysfunction on regional brain volume in aged rhesus monkeys Click Here
  • Role of GABA release from leptin receptor-expressing neurons in body weight regulation Click Here
  • GABA: A cotransmitter linking leptin to obesity prevention Click Here
  • IRS2 signaling in LepR-b neurons suppresses FoxO1 to control energy balance independently of leptin action Click Here
  • A novel locus for body mass index on 5p15.2: A meta-analysis of two genome-wide association studies Click Here
  • Mice lacking ?-opioid receptors resist the development of diet-induced obesity Click Here

Policy related

  • The impact of food branding on children's eating behavior and obesity Click Here
  • Is it time to regulate over-the-counter weight-loss formulations? Click Here
  • Fast food prices, obesity, and the minimum wage Click Here
  • UK research suggests "fat taxes" must be higher than 20 per cent to make an impact Click Here
  • America's Hatred of Fat Hurts Obesity Fight Click Here
  • Smoking status and sex as indicators of differences in 2582 obese patients presenting for weight management Click Here
  • Individual and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Inflammation in Mexican American Women: What Is the Role of Obesity? Click Here

General Science

  • Replication studies: Bad copy Click Here
  • "Plausibility bias"? Try "reality bias" when it comes to clinical trials. Click Here
  • The brisbane systems genetics study: genetical genomics meets complex trait genetics. Click Here
  • Human complex trait genetics: Lifting the Lid of the genomics toolbox - from pathways to prediction Click Here

Posted 5/11/12

Policy-Related

  • "...rather than evaluate the strategies' effectiveness, they (the committee members) are just shouting them even louder." Click Here
  • Taking Ideas On a Test Drive. Click Here
  • Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. Click Here
  • Differences in nutrient intake associated with state laws regarding fat, sugar, and caloric content of competitive foods. Click Here
  • Addressing the proximal causes of obesity: the relevance of alcohol control policies. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Anti-obesity program doesn't help teen girls. Click Here
  • One-Year Outcomes of the Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Click Here
  • Screen Time and Body Weight: A Review of the Evidence. Click Here
  • Dairy intake in relation to cardiovascular disease mortality and all-cause mortality: the Hoorn Study. Click Here
  • Partial Reversibility of Hypothalamic Dysfunction and Changes in Brain Activity After Body Mass Reduction in Obese Subjects. Click Here
  • Involvement of gut microbiota in the development of low-grade inflammation and type 2 diabetes associated with obesity. Click Here
  • The Effect of Elevated Body Mass Index on Ischemic Heart Disease Risk: Causal Estimates from a Mendelian Randomisation Approach. Click Here
  • Modeling Metabolic Adaptations and Energy Regulation in Humans. Click Here
  • Efficacy and Safety of a Chinese Herbal Medicine Formula (RCM-104) in the Management of Simple Obesity: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Click Here
  • Maternal Recreational Exercise during Pregnancy in relation to Children's BMI at 7 Years of Age. Click Here
  • Glucose Disorders Linked to Reduced Brain Volume in Elderly. Click Here
  • On age-specific variations in income-related inequalities in diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Click Here
  • Obesity and Weight-Related Medical Problems of Incarcerated Persons With and Without Mental Disorders. Click Here
  • Obesity: Promoting a healthy lifestyle in prison inmates-a window of opportunity. Click Here
  • Obesity in U.S. projected to grow, though pace slows: CDC study. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Melanocortin-3 receptor regulates the normal fasting response. Click Here
  • Study Swaps Bad Fat for Good in Effort on Obesity. Click Here
  • Thermostat protein could help burn off the flab. Click Here
  • Overweight? New research explains how proper sleep is important for healthy weight. Click Here
  • Genetic architecture of body size in mammals. Click Here
  • Oxygen Treatment Beneficial in Diabetes-Prone Mice. Click Here
  • Repeat act: Parallel selection tweaks many of the same genes to make big and heavy mice. Click Here

General Science

  • E-Mentoring Network in the Mathematical Sciences. Click Here
  • Characteristics of Clinical Trials Registered in ClinicalTrials.gov, 2007-2010. Click Here
  • Beware the creeping cracks of bias. Click Here

Posted 5/4/12

Policy related

  • Lack of correlation between anti-obesity policy and obesity growth rates: review and analysis Click Here
  • Is healthy eating for obese children necessarily more costly for families? Click Here
  • Financial costs of the U.S. obesity epidemic reach new heights Click Here
  • 54% doctors support denying treatment to smokers and the obese until they quit or lose weight Click Here
  • Can a Hospital Say, "Only Thin Doctors Can Work Here"? Click Here
  • From an Ethics of Rationing to an Ethics of Waste Avoidance. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Location, location, location: Beneficial effects of autologous fat transplantation. Click Here
  • Flavor avoidance learning based on missing calories but not on palatability reduction. Click Here
  • Editorial on special topic: sirtuins in metabolism, aging, and disease. Click Here
  • A Better Way to Get Fat?. Click Here
  • The Secret Life of Fat Suggests New Therapeutic Targets. Click Here
  • Physiology and pathology of calcium signaling in the brain. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • 'Abhorreas pinguedinem': Fat and obesity in early modern medicine (c. 1500-1750) Click Here
  • Obesity and the risk and outcome of infection. Click Here
  • Sleep duration and body mass index in twins: a gene-environment interaction. Click Here
  • Temporal changes in bias of body mass index scores based on self-reported height and weight. Click Here
  • Effects of a Caloric Restriction Weight Loss Diet and Exercise on Inflammatory Biomarkers in Overweight/Obese Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Severe Obesity: The Neglected Epidemic Click Here
  • Adipose Tissue Secretion and Expression of Adipocyte-Produced and Stromavascular Fraction-Produced Adipokines Vary during Multiple Phases of Weight-Reducing Dietary Intervention in Obese Women. Click Here
  • Multicollinearity in Associations Between Multiple Environmental Features and Body Weight and Abdominal Fat: Using Matching Techniques to Assess Whether the Associations are Separable. Click Here
  • Modulation of Fatty Acid Transport and Metabolism by Obesity in the Human Full-Term Placenta. Click Here
  • Bigger bodies: Long-term trends and disparities in obesity and body-mass index among U.S. adults, 1960-2008. Click Here
  • Metabolic Slowing with Massive Weight Loss despite Preservation of Fat-Free Mass. Click Here
  • The obesity paradox and cardiorespiratory fitness. Click Here
  • Injury-induced insulin resistance in adipose tissue. Click Here
  • Development and Validation of a Bariatric Surgery Mortality Risk Calculator. Click Here
  • New pill 'may have life-changing effects on those suffering from obesity' Click Here
  • Adverse Metabolic Consequences in Humans of Prolonged Sleep Restriction Combined with Circadian Disruption Click Here
  • Reappraisal of Metformin Efficacy in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Click Here

General Science

  • RNA studies under fire. Click Here
  • The importance of quantitative systemic thinking in medicine Click Here
  • Study Is First to Show Transgenerational Effect of Antibiotics Click Here
  • Origins and Genetic Legacy of Neolithic Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers in Europe Click Here
  • Looking beyond Translation — Integrating Clinical Research with Medical Practice. Click Here
  • Data Diving: What lies untapped beneath the surface of published clinical trial analyses could rock the world of independent review. Click Here

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

Posted 4/20/12

Basic Science

  • Scientists Trace Evolutionary History of What Mammals Eat. Click Here
  • Are New York's pigeons getting fatter? An investigation into animal obesity. Click Here
  • A calorie is not necessarily a calorie: Technical choice, nutrient bioaccessibility, and interspecies differences of edible plants. Click Here
  • A Muscular Twist on the Fate of Fat. Click Here
  • Sleep restriction leads to increased activation of brain regions sensitive to food stimuli. Click Here
  • Analyses of single nucleotide polymorphisms in selected nutrient-sensitive genes in weight-regain prevention: the DIOGENES study. Click Here
  • Serum concentrations of phthalate metabolites related to abdominal fat distribution two years later in elderly women. Click Here
  • Obesity: Weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with SNPs in ghrelin receptor gene. Click Here
  • Obesity-independent Association of Human Adenovirus Ad37 Seropositivity With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Click Here
  • PROLOR Biotech Announces Positive Results of Its Obesity/Diabetes Drug Candidate in Preclinical Weight Loss Study. Click Here

Policy Related

  • Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Effect of Fructose on Body Weight in Controlled Feeding Trials. Click Here
  • Breakfast Consumption Affects Appetite, Energy Intake, and the Metabolic and Endocrine Responses to Foods Consumed Later in the Day in Male Habitual Breakfast Eaters. Click Here
  • Effects of n?6 PUFAs compared with SFAs on liver fat, lipoproteins, and inflammation in abdominal obesity: a randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Obesity Treatment for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients in Primary Care Practice. Click Here
  • Association Between Body Mass Index and Depressive Symptoms of African American Married Couples: Mediating and Moderating Roles of Couples' Behavioral Closeness. Click Here
  • Body mass index and mental health problems in general adults: Disparity in gender and socioeconomic status Click Here
  • Medical Therapy for the Patient With Obesity. Click Here
  • Cumulative Social Risk and Obesity in Early Childhood. Click Here
  • Red Meat Consumption and Mortality. Click Here
  • Influence of High Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Diets on Blood Pressure During Adolescence. Click Here

General Science

  • A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform. Click Here

Posted 4/13/12

Basic Science

  • Complex traits: Old meets new in obesity genetics. Click Here
  • A genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies new childhood obesity loci. Click Here
  • Bayesian method to predict individual SNP genotypes from gene expression data. Click Here
  • Effects of Chronic Calorie Restriction or Dietary Resveratrol Supplementation on Insulin Sensitivity Markers in a Primate, Microcebus murinus. Click Here
  • High-fructose corn syrup causes vascular dysfunction associated with metabolic disturbance in rats: Protective effect of resveratrol. Click Here
  • Heritability and Genetic Correlations Explained by Common SNPs for Metabolic Syndrome Traits. Click Here
  • Autotaxin and Its Product Lysophosphatidic Acid Suppress Brown Adipose Differentiation and Promote Diet-Induced Obesity in Mice. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Public health policy, evidence, and causation: lessons from the studies on obesity. Click Here
  • The effects of farm commodity and retail food policies on obesity and economic welfare in the united states. Click Here
  • Experimental research on the relation between food price changes and food-purchasing patterns: A targeted review. Click Here
  • How well do Australian shoppers understand energy terms on food labels? Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • A systematic review of associations between the primary school built environment and childhood overweight and obesity. Click Here
  • A framework for understanding school based physical environmental influences on childhood obesity. Click Here
  • Why Fat is a Feminist Issue. Click Here
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue, but it is Complicated: Commentary on Fikkan and Rothblum. Click Here
  • The medical care costs of obesity: An instrumental variables approach. Click Here
  • The impact of food branding on children's eating behavior and obesity. Click Here
  • Modeling and estimating individual and population obesity dynamics. Click Here
  • The association between waist circumference and risk of mortality considering body mass index in 65- to 74-year-olds: a meta-analysis of 29 cohorts involving more than 58 000 elderly persons. Click Here
  • Exercise, appetite and weight management: understanding the compensatory responses in eating behaviour and how they contribute to variability in exercise-induced weight loss. Click Here
  • A novel ChREBP isoform in adipose tissue regulates systemic glucose metabolism. Click Here
  • Cluster analysis of the National Weight Control Registry to identify distinct subgroups maintaining successful weight loss. Click Here
  • Modeling and estimating individual and population obesity dynamics. Click Here
  • Peer effects in adolescent BMI: Evidence from spain. Click Here
  • Social Position, Psychological Stress, and Obesity: A Systematic Review. Click Here
  • Validity of the remote food photography method (RFPM) for estimating energy and nutrient intake in near real-time. Click Here
  • Does religious fasting increase fat free mass (FFM) and reduce abdominal obesity? Click Here
  • Online tailored weight management in the worksite: Does it make a difference in biennial health risk assessment data? Click Here
  • Adolescent weight gain and social networks: Is there a contagion effect? Click Here
  • Modeling the influence of social networks and environment on energy balance and obesity. Click Here
  • Mathematical modeling of the human energy metabolism based on the selfish brain theory. Click Here
  • Misuse of Odds Ratios in Obesity Literature: An Empirical Analysis of Published Studies. Click Here
  • The Impact of an Intervention Taught by Trained Teachers on Childhood Fruit and Vegetable Intake: A Randomized Trial. Click Here
  • Weight Cycling and Mortality in a Large Prospective US Study. Click Here
  • Do you think it's a disease? A survey of medical students. Click Here
  • Reaching the Healthy People Goals for Reducing Childhood Obesity Closing the Energy Gap. Click Here

General Science

  • Evolution, Evolved. Click Here
  • NIH Unperturbed by New Way of Peering Into Personal Genomic Data. Click Here

Posted 3/30/12

Basic Science

  • Caloric Restriction Prevents Visceral Adipose Tissue Accumulation and Maintains Erectile Function in Aging Rats. Click Here
  • Increased Gut Permeability and Microbiota Change Associate with Mesenteric Fat Inflammation and Metabolic Dysfunction in Diet-Induced Obese Mice. Click Here
  • Maternal high-fat diet impacts endothelial function in nonhuman primate offspring. Click Here
  • Adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes associated with a life-long high fat diet: role of altered development of the placental vasculature. Click Here
  • 'Clock' genes may combat obesity. Click Here
  • Linking global warming, metabolic rate of hematophagous vectors, and the transmission of infectious diseases. Click Here
  • Study suggests why some animals live longer. Click Here
  • Aging Genes: The Sirtuin Story Unravels. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Food Taxes and Bans for Public Health: Are we missing the point? Click Here
  • Panel Recommends More Testing for Obesity Drugs. Click Here
  • FDA Rejects NRDC Petition on BPA; Says Scientific Data Do Not Support NRDC's Case for Regulatory Action. Click Here
  • Partnering with Parents: Suggestions for Food Marketers and Retailers in the Ongoing Childhood Obesity Debate. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Differential exposure to food outlets does not independently explain weight gain over time in this sample of elementary school-aged children. Click Here
  • Video Game Playing Is Independently Associated with Blood Pressure and Lipids in Overweight and Obese Adolescents. Click Here
  • Weight loss and increased fitness slow decline of mobility in adults. Click Here
  • Effect of an Environmental School-Based Obesity Prevention Programon Changes in Body Fat and Body Weight: A Randomized Trial. Click Here
  • Efficacy of US paediatric obesity primary care guidelines: two randomized trials. Click Here
  • Time spent in sedentary behavior and changes in childhood BMI: a longitudinal study from ages 9 to 15 years. Click Here
  • Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults. Click Here
  • Why have sustained increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes not offset declines in cardiovascular mortality over recent decades in Western countries? Click Here
  • Effects of obesity on slip-induced fall risks among young male adults. Click Here
  • In-person or remote behavioral interventions for obesity were better than a self-directed approach. Click Here
  • Dietary patterns matter: diet beverages and cardiometabolic risks in the longitudinal Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Click Here
  • Feeding behaviors of low-income mothers: directive control relates to a lower BMI in children, and a nondirective control relates to a healthier diet in preschoolers. Click Here
  • Residual Obesity Stigma: An Experimental Investigation of Bias Against Obese and Lean Targets Differing in Weight-Loss History. Click Here
  • A Chocolate a Day to Get Slimmer? Click Here

General Science

  • What to Say-- and Not Say to Program Officers. Click Here
  • A tough climb. Challenging your own ideas and opinions takes more than just a change of scenery, says Andrew Peterman. Click Here
  • Cutting Edge: Emerging trends in biostatistics. Click Here
  • K08 and K99 Cardiovascular Training : Comparisons and Trends Among Current Awardees. Click Here
  • Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward. Click Here

Posted 3/23/12

Basic Science

  • Calories, beauty, and ovulation: The effects of the menstrual cycle on food and appearance-related consumption. Click Here
  • Effect of calorie restricted diet on brown adipose tissue in mice. Click Here
  • The winter energetics of the Azores bullfinch and the implications for the restoration of its native laurel forest habitat. Click Here
  • A handbook for uncovering the complete energetic budget in insects: The van Handel's method (1985) revisited. Click Here
  • Interplay between thermal and immune ecology: Effect of environmental temperature on insect immune response and energetic costs after an immune challenge. Click Here
  • Energy balance and its components: implications for body weight regulation. Click Here
  • Dendritically targeted Bdnf mRNA is essential for energy balance and response to leptin. Click Here
  • Adenovirus 36 as an obesity agent maintains the obesity state by increasing MCP-1 and inducing inflammation. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Paternalism, Obesity, and Tolerable Levels of Risk. Click Here
  • The Effects of Farm Commodity and Retail Food Policies on Obesity and Economic Welfare in the United States. Click Here
  • Nutritional assessment in tasting menu from molecular gastronomy restaurant. Click Here
  • Banning all sugar-sweetened beverages in middle schools: Reduction of in-school access and purchasing but not overall consumption. Click Here
  • Nutritional information disclosure on the menu: Focusing on the roles of menu context, nutritional knowledge and motivation. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The impact of immigration on child health: experimental evidence from a migration lottery program. Click Here
  • Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies. Click Here
  • Tackling inequalities in obesity: a protocol for a systematic review of the effectiveness of public health interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity amongst children. Click Here
  • Obesity: a disease or a biological adaptation? An update. Click Here
  • Trial of Prevention and Reduction of Obesity Through Active Living in Clinical Settings: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Shape of the BMI-Mortality association by cause of death, using generalized additive models: NHIS 1986-2006. Click Here
  • Good Aerobic or Muscular Fitness Protects Overweight Men from Elevated Oxidized LDL. Click Here
  • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein to detect metabolic syndrome in a centrally obese population: a cross-sectional analysis. Click Here
  • Leptin treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa? The urgent need for initiation of clinical studies. Click Here
  • Does dieting make you fat? A twin study. Click Here
  • Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets. Click Here
  • Is a protein calorie better for weight control? Click Here
  • Pre-exposure to high- versus low-caloric foods: Effects on children's subsequent fruit intake. Click Here
  • Effects of catechin-enriched green tea beverage on visceral fat loss in adults with a high proportion of visceral fat: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Click Here

General Science

  • Golden Age of Alarmism. Click Here
  • Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register. Click Here
  • Strengthening and Opening Up Health Research by Sharing Our Raw Data. Click Here
  • The dark side of creativity: Original thinkers can be more dishonest. Click Here

Posted 3/16/12

Basic Science

  • Could Air Pollution Be Making Us Fat? Click Here
  • A proposed potential role for increasing atmospheric CO2 as a promoter of weight gain and obesity. Click Here
  • The brain's supply and demand in obesity. Click Here
  • Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories. Click Here
  • Is social clustering of obesity due to social contagion or genetic transmission?. Click Here
  • Maternal obesity in the rat programs male offspring exploratory, learning and motivation behavior: Prevention by dietary intervention pre-gestation or in gestation. Click Here
  • Sirtuins and calorie restriction. Click Here
  • An Alu Element-Associated Hypermethylation Variant of the POMC Gene Is Associated with Childhood Obesity. Click Here
  • Relationships between gray matter, body mass index, and waist circumference in healthy adults. Click Here
  • Is FTO a type 2 diabetes susceptibility gene? Click Here
  • The caloric restriction paradigm: implications for healthy human aging. Click Here
  • Sexual Deprivation Increases Ethanol Intake in Drosophila. Click Here
  • Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Low-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses. Click Here
  • DNA Methylation Patterns in Cord Blood DNA and Body Size in Childhood. Click Here
  • Visual-Gustatory Interaction: Orbitofrontal and Insular Cortices Mediate the Effect of High-Calorie Visual Food Cues on Taste Pleasantness. Click Here
  • Evolutionary aspects of human exercise-Born to run purposefully. Click Here
  • Recruiting adaptive cellular stress responses for successful brain ageing. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Calorie Postings in Chain Restaurants in a Low-Income Urban Neighborhood: Measuring Practical Utility and Policy Compliance. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Free will and the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence From a Migration Lottery Program. Click Here
  • Longevity. The allostatic load of dietary restriction. Click Here
  • Body surface area is a predictor of coronary artery calcium, whereas body mass index is not. Click Here
  • Intake of cola beverages containing caffeine does not increase, but reduces body weight. Click Here

General Science

  • Poll: Many U.S. Voters Have Gloomy View of America's Science Future. Click Here
  • The rise of the 'narciss-ome'. Click Here

Posted 3/9/12

Basic Science

  • Sleep and obesity: A focus on animal models. Click Here
  • Inherent plasticity of brown adipogenesis in white fat of mice allows for recovery from effects of post-natal malnutrition. Click Here
  • Evolutionary meta-analysis of association studies reveals ancient constraints affecting disease marker discovery. Click Here
  • The mystery of C. elegans aging: An emerging role for fat: Distant parallels between C. elegans aging and metabolic syndrome? Click Here
  • Genetic influences on oral fat perception and preference: presented at the symposium "the taste for fat: new discoveries on the role of fat in sensory perception, metabolism, sensory pleasure and beyond" held at the institute of food technologists 2011 annual meeting, new orleans, la., june 12, 2011. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Disney cancels plan to open fitness park after obesity 'bullying' claims. Click Here
  • Demand for carbonated soft drinks: implications for obesity policy. Click Here
  • The complex spectrum of forensic issues arising from obesity. Click Here
  • 'Choice': what we mean by it, and what that means for preventing childhood obesity. Click Here
  • Fined for Being Fat: The Next Step in Fighting Obesity? Click Here
  • School and Residential Neighborhood Food Environment and Diet Among California Youth. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Medical Students' Attitudes toward Obese Patient Avatars of Different Skin Color. Click Here
  • The association of obesity with the likelihood of arrest for young adults. Click Here
  • Reduced carbohydrate diet to improve metabolic outcomes and decrease adiposity in obese peripubertal African American girls. Click Here
  • The relationship between childhood obesity and food insecurity: a nonparametric analysis. Click Here
  • Obesity: The allostatic load of weight loss dieting. Click Here
  • Modeling the influence of social networks and environment on energy balance and obesity. Click Here
  • Fat chance! Obesity and the transition from unemployment to employment. Click Here
  • Genetic predictors of weight loss and weight regain after intensive lifestyle modification, metformin treatment, or standard care in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Click Here
  • A systematic review on the effect of sweeteners on glycemic response and clinically relevant outcomes. Click Here
  • BMI-Mortality Paradox and Fitness in African American and Caucasian Men With Type 2 Diabetes. Click Here
  • Elevation in Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians Is Mediated by Differences in Visceral Adipose Tissue. Click Here
  • Antenatal Antecedents of Cognitive Impairment at 24 Months In Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns. Click Here
  • Variations in the obesity genes FTO, TMEM18 and NRXN3 influence the vulnerability of children to weight gain induced by short sleep duration. Click Here
  • Everyone Knows Obesity Is Hurting Us, But Is the Fight Against Obesity the Problem? Click Here
  • Fighting obesity without exercise or healthy diet possible? Click Here

General Science

  • Women in physics: A tale of limits. Click Here
  • The incentive to publish negative studies: how beta-blockers and depression got stuck in the publication cycle. Click Here

Posted 3/2/12

Basic Science

  • Telomere maintenance and telomerase activity are differentially regulated in asexual and sexual worms. Click Here
  • Coyotes "Shrank," Wolves Did Not, After Last Ice Age and Megafaunal Extinctions. Click Here
  • Gene profiling reveals a role for stress hormones in the molecular and behavioral response to food restriction. Click Here
  • A microarray analysis of the hypoxia-induced modulation of gene expression in human adipocytes. Click Here
  • Expression of new loci associated with obesity in diet-induced obese rats: From genetics to physiology. Click Here
  • Human brain mass: Similar body composition associations as observed across mammals. Click Here
  • Opposing effects of fructokinase C and A isoforms on fructose-induced metabolic syndrome in mice. Click Here
  • Early study hints at 'brown fat' as potential diabetes treatment. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Sugar - Pure, White and Misunderstood. Click Here
  • Promoting the Purchase of Low-Calorie Foods From School Vending Machines: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Study. Click Here
  • Sugar-sweetened beverage link to cardiovascular risk factors is unsupported. Click Here
  • HOW HAVE AGRICULTURAL POLICIES INFLUENCED CALORIC CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES? Click Here
  • Medical firms struggle to profit from weight-loss treatments. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Obesity Extends Life for People Over 85. Click Here
  • Prediction of Weight Loss and Regain Following Dietary, Lifestyle, and Pharmacologic Intervention. Click Here
  • Vitamin D3 and the risk of CVD in overweight and obese women: a randomised controlled trial. Click Here
  • Early Childhood Family Intervention and Long-term Obesity Prevention Among High-risk Minority Youth. Click Here
  • Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with BMI Below 35: Mid-term Outcomes of the Laparoscopic Ileal Interposition Associated with a Sleeve Gastrectomy in 202 Consecutive Cases. Click Here
  • Preliminary Evidence for an Association between LRP-1 Genotype and Body Mass Index in Humans. Click Here
  • Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Weight, Height, and BMI from Birth to 19 Years of Age: An International Study of Over 12,000 Twin Pairs. Click Here
  • Is severe obesity a cardiovascular health concern in the inuit population? Click Here
  • The myth of the eight-hour sleep. Click Here
  • Phentermine/topiramate for weight reduction and treatment of adverse metabolic consequences in obesity. Click Here

General Science

  • Panel on Research Universities Sees Need for Fundamental Changes. Click Here
  • GM crops: Forget the money, follow the science. Click Here
  • Is information sharing the key to an advanced society? Click Here

Posted 2/24/12

Basic Science

  • The Starvation-Predation Trade-Off Predicts Trends in Body Size, Muscularity, and Adiposity between and within Taxa. Click Here
  • Large-Scale Gene-Centric Meta-Analysis across 39 studies Identifies Type 2 Diabetes Loci. Click Here
  • Role of Hypothalamic Proopiomelanocortin Neuron Autophagy in the Control of Appetite and Leptin Response. Click Here
  • Dysfunction of lipid sensor GPR120 leads to obesity in both mouse and human. Click Here
  • Fasting can help protect against brain diseases, scientists say. Click Here
  • Fasting vs dietary restriction in cellular protection and cancer treatment: from model organisms to patients. Click Here
  • Chronic Consumption of Farmed Salmon Containing Persistent Organic Pollutants Causes Insulin Resistance and Obesity in Mice. Click Here
  • Meta-analysis identifies common variants associated with body mass index in east Asians. Click Here
  • PUFAs acutely affect triacylglycerol-derived skeletal muscle fatty acid uptake and increase postprandial insulin sensitivity. Click Here
  • Longitudinal Replication Studies of GWAS Risk SNPs Influencing Body Mass Index over the Course of Childhood and Adulthood. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Policy Brief: OECD Obesity Update 2012. Click Here
  • HOW HAVE AGRICULTURAL POLICIES INFLUENCED CALORIC CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES? Click Here
  • Front-of-Package Food Labels - Public Health or Propaganda? Click Here
  • Your Turn: Sugar-coating the effects of soda tax on public health. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report. Click Here
  • Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorooctanoate and Risk of Overweight at 20 Years of Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. Click Here
  • Epistemological and ethical assessment of obesity bias in industrialized countries. Click Here
  • The relationship between hypertension and obesity across different ethnicities. Click Here
  • Toward a Unifying Hypothesis of Metabolic Syndrome. Click Here
  • Mitigating preventable chronic disease: Progress report of the Cleveland Clinic's Lifestyle 180 program. Click Here
  • Changes in the Association Between Body Mass Index and Medicare Costs, 1997-2006. Click Here
  • What is the prognosis for new centrally-acting anti-obesity drugs? Click Here
  • Body Mass Index at Age 25 and All-Cause Mortality in Whites and African Americans: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Click Here

General Science

  • Honestly, Who Else Would Fund Such Research? Reflections of a Non-Smoking Scholar. Click Here

Posted 2/17/12

Basic Science

  • A delicious fly in the soup. The relationship between disgust, obesity, and restraint Click Here
  • Obesity: Is beige the new brown? Click Here
  • Playtime Prevents Obesity by Brain-Mediated Fat Browning Click Here
  • Smithsonian Scientist Finds Obesity Risk Factors in Young Marmosets Click Here
  • Inflammasome-mediated dysbiosis regulates progression of NAFLD and obesity. Click Here
  • Palatability as an addictive trigger in obesity: a changing paradigm in the past decades. Click Here
  • Diabetes may start in the intestines, research suggests Click Here
  • Insulin sensitive and resistant obesity in humans: AMPK activity, oxidative stress, and depot-specific changes in gene expression in adipose tissue Click Here
  • Fermentable Carbohydrate Alters Hypothalamic Neuronal Activity and Protects Against the Obesogenic Environment Click Here
  • Turmeric-based drug effective on Alzheimer flies Click Here
  • A Hybrid Bayesian Network/Structural Equation (BN/SEM) Modeling Approach for Detecting Physiological Networks for Obesity-related Genetic Variants Click Here
  • Advances in Exercise, Fitness, and Performance Genomics in 2011 Click Here
  • Large-Scale Gene-Centric Meta-Analysis across 39 studies Identifies Type 2 Diabetes Loci Click Here

Policy-Related

  • FDA rejects novel diabetes drug over safety fears Click Here
  • Sugar-drink tax to get Chicagoans, budget in shape? Click Here
  • Solution-oriented policy research: using research to drive obesity prevention and control policies Click Here
  • Non-communicable diseases and the food and beverage industry Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Lifestyle intervention in preschool children has little effect on obesity. Click Here
  • Dog Ownership during Pregnancy, Maternal Activity, and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study Click Here
  • Body shape by 3-D photonic scanning in Thai and UK adults: comparison of national sizing surveys. Click Here
  • Teammates and social influence affect weight loss outcomes in a team-based weight loss competition. Click Here
  • Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled sample. Click Here
  • Isolating the effect of major depression on obesity: Role of selection bias Click Here
  • Socio-economic Status, Forms of Capital and Obesity Click Here

General Science

  • The Unintended Consequences of Conflict of Interest Disclosure. Click Here
  • "Transparency Reports" on Industry Payments to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals. Click Here
  • Vodka delivers shot of creativity. Click Here
  • UNC, NCSU researchers lead effort to breed special lab mice Click Here
  • Older flies with sexy smell turn on males.. Click Here

Posted 2/10/12

Basic Science

  • Body Weight Impact on Puberty: Effects of High-Calorie Diet on Puberty Onset in Female Rhesus Monkeys. Click Here
  • FGF21 regulates PGC-1? and browning of white adipose tissues in adaptive thermogenesis. Click Here
  • Ablation of NG2 Proteoglycan Leads to Deficits in Brown Fat Function and to Adult Onset Obesity. Click Here
  • Dietary obesity-associated Hif1? activation in adipocytes restricts fatty acid oxidation and energy expenditure via suppression of the Sirt2-NAD+ system. Click Here
  • Blockade of the NF-?B Pathway in the Endothelium Prevents Insulin Resistance and Prolongs Lifespans. Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Inviting Consumers To Downsize Fast-Food Portions Significantly Reduces Calorie Consumption. Click Here
  • Why Banning Sugar Will Not Solve Obesity. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Does the use of standing 'hot' desks change sedentary work time in an open plan office? Click Here
  • Mindful Eating as Food for Thought. Click Here
  • The Obesity Epidemic: From the Environment to Epigenetics - Not Simply a Response to Dietary Manipulation in a Thermoneutral Environment. Click Here
  • Evaluation of the evidence between consumption of refined grains and health outcomes. Click Here
  • Percentage of body fat cutoffs by sex, age, and race-ethnicity in the US adult population from NHANES 1999-2004. Click Here
  • Replacing caloric beverages with water or diet beverages for weight loss in adults: main results of the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial. Click Here
  • Clinical Trial Registration for Paper Above. Click Here
  • A systematic review and mixed treatment comparison of pharmacological interventions for the treatment of obesity. Click Here
  • Effects of RS9939609 Gene Variant in FTO Gene on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors After Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery. Click Here
  • Genetic association study between antipsychotic-induced weight gain and the melanocortin-4 receptor gene. Click Here
  • Association of Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Loci with One-Year Weight Loss in the Look AHEAD Clinical Trial. Click Here
  • Impaired Insulin Sensitivity as Indexed by the HOMA Score Is Associated With Deficits in Verbal Fluency and Temporal Lobe Gray Matter Volume in Elderly Men and Women. Click Here
  • Aging Insights from Identical Twins. Click Here
  • Weight Cycling and Mortality in a Large Prospective US Study Click Here
  • How antipsychotic medications lead to obesity and diabetes. Click Here
  • Association between eating out of home and body weight. Click Here
  • Is the Gut Microbiota a New Factor Contributing to Obesity and Its Metabolic Disorders? Click Here

General Science

Posted 2/3/12

Basic Science

  • Chronic heat stress up-regulates leptin and adiponectin secretion and expression and improves leptin, adiponectin and insulin sensitivity in mice. Click Here
  • Yes, even human brown fat is on fire! Click Here
  • Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Report Click Here
  • Exercise-induced BCL2-regulated autophagy is required for muscle glucose homeostasis Click Here

Policy-Related

  • Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages: a survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Palatability as an addictive trigger in obesity: a changing paradigm in the past decades. Click Here
  • A Simpler Method for Predicting Weight Loss in the First Year after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Click Here
  • Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Regulation of Carbohydrate Intake Is Differentially Affected by Obesogenic Diets Click Here
  • A Weight-Loss Diet Including Coffee-Derived Mannooligosaccharides Enhances Adipose Tissue Loss in Overweight Men but Not Women Click Here
  • A systematic review and mixed treatment comparison of pharmacological interventions for the treatment of obesity. Click Here
  • The human obesity epidemic, the mismatch paradigm, and our modern "captive" environment. Click Here
  • Lustig et al. commentary on sugar. Click Here
  • Exercise can help the blues in those with chronic illnesses. Click Here
  • A systematic review on use of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for treatment of obesity. Click Here
  • Sleep Duration and BMI in a Sample of Young Adults. Click Here
  • Assessing the Impact of Relative Social Position and Absolute Community Resources on Depression and Obesity Among Smokers. Click Here
  • An internet-based virtual coach to promote physical activity adherence in overweight adults: randomized controlled trial. Click Here

General Science

  • What Are the Odds That Stats Would Be This Popular? Click Here
  • Science publishing: The paper is not sacred. Click Here
  • Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics Click Here
  • Universal Open Review. Click Here
  • The maximum rate of mammal evolution. Click Here
  • The high value of short-lived worms Click Here
  • Ferroelectric Switching Discovered for First Time in Soft Biological Tissue Click Here

Posted 1/27/12

Policy-Related

  • New USDA School Food Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Evaluating Parents and Adult Caregivers as "Agents of Change" for Treating Obese Children: Evidence for Parent Behavior Change Strategies and Research Gaps: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Click Here
  • Satiety scores and satiety hormone response after sucrose-sweetened soft drink compared with isocaloric semi-skimmed milk and with non-caloric soft drink: a controlled trial. Click Here
  • Beverage consumption, appetite, and energy intake: what did you expect? Click Here
  • Container Size influences Snack Food Intake Independently of Portion Size. Click Here
  • Sugar and dietary fibre composition influence, by different hormonal response, the satiating capacity of a fruit-based and a ?-glucan-enriched beverage. Click Here
  • The Confounding of Fat, Control, and Physical Attractiveness for Women. Click Here
  • Regular exercise, subjective wellbeing, and internalizing problems in adolescence: causality or genetic pleiotropy? Click Here
  • Associations between phthalate metabolite urinary concentrations and body size measures in New York City children. Click Here
  • Genetic Risk Assessment of Type 2 Diabetes-Associated Polymorphisms in African Americans. Click Here
  • Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in the Distribution of Body Mass Index Among US Adults, 1999-2010. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Using functional response modeling to investigate the effect of temperature on predator feeding rate and energetic efficiency. Click Here
  • Small actions, big costs: the behavioural energetics of a commercially important invertebrate. Click Here
  • Persistent effects on adult swim performance and energetics in zebrafish developmentally exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Click Here
  • The Energetics of CNS White Matter. Click Here
  • A high calcium diet containing nonfat dry milk reduces weight gain and associated adipose tissue inflammation in diet-induced obese mice when compared to high calcium alone. Click Here
  • Body weight gain induced by atypical antipsychotics: an extension of the monozygotic twin and sib pair study. Click Here
  • BMI, Weight Stability and Mortality among Adults without Clinical Co-Morbidities: A 22-Year Mortality Follow-Up in the Finnish Twin Cohort. Click Here
  • The effects of high fructose intakes in the rat diet on serum ghrelin and body composition. Click Here
  • Differential effects of chow and purified diet on the consumption of sucrose solution and lard and the development of obesity. Click Here
  • The influence of mechanical stretching on mitosis, growth, and adipose conversion in adipocyte cultures. Click Here
  • Young Women with Cold-Activated Brown Adipose Tissue Have Higher Bone Mineral Density and Lower Pref-1 than Women without Brown Adipose Tissue: A Study in Women with Anorexia Nervosa, Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa, and Normal-Weight Women. Click Here
  • Mechanisms of Edible Bird's Nest Extract-Induced Proliferation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Click Here
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Battling Starvation Stress: Low Levels of Ethanol Prolong Lifespan in L1 Larvae. Click Here

General Science

  • Nine ways scientists demonstrate they don't understand journalism. Click Here
  • Assessment of publication bias, selection bias, and unavailable data in meta-analyses using individual participant data: a database survey. Click Here
  • Effect of reporting bias on meta-analyses of drug trials: reanalysis of meta-analyses. Click Here

Posted 1/20/12

Policy-Related

  • Children's weight gain not associated with competitive food sales in school. Click Here
  • IWF Launches Women for Food Freedom. Click Here
  • Nina Fedoroff on science for global agricultural challenges. Click Here
  • Network News Coverage of Obesity in Two Time Periods: An Analysis of Issues, Sources, and Frames. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Does sugar addiction really cause obesity? Click Here
  • Carbohydrate-biased control of energy metabolism: the darker side of the selfish brain. Click Here
  • The Effects of Reality Television on Weight Bias: An Examination of The Biggest Loser. Click Here
  • Elevated body mass in National Football League players linked to cognitive impairment and decreased prefrontal cortex and temporal pole activity. Click Here
  • Body mass index versus waist circumference as predictors of mortality in Canadian adults. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Autophagy. Explaining Exercise. Click Here
  • The Carnivore Connection Hypothesis: Revisited. Click Here
  • Acute Sleep Deprivation Enhances the Brain's Response to Hedonic Food Stimuli: An fMRI Study. Click Here
  • Common Variants in the CD36 Gene Are Associated With Oral Fat Perception, Fat Preferences, and Obesity in African Americans. Click Here
  • A PGC1-?-dependent myokine that drives brown-fat-like development of white fat and thermogenesis. Click Here
  • A twin study of self-regulatory eating in early childhood: estimates of genetic and environmental influence, and measurement considerations. Click Here
  • Minireview: Epigenetic Programming of Diabetes and Obesity: Animal Models. Click Here
  • Discriminating between energetic content and dietary composition as an explanation for dietary restriction effects. Click Here
  • Programmed to be Fat? Click Here
  • Lifecourse infectious origins of sexual inequalities in central adiposity. Click Here
  • Gene transcripts associated with BMI in the motor cortex and caudate nucleus of calorie restricted rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • Chronic cold acclimation increases thermogenic capacity, non-shivering thermogenesis and muscle citrate synthase activity in both wild-type and brown adipose tissue deficient mice. Click Here
  • Activation of the cold-sensing TRPM8 channel triggers UCP1-dependent thermogenesis and prevents obesity. Click Here

General Science

  • Improving Validation Practices in "Omics" Research. Click Here
  • Functional MRI in Health Psychology and beyond: A call for caution. Click Here

Posted 1/13/11

Policy-Related

  • Inadequacy of BMI as an Indicator for Bariatric Surgery.Click Here
  • New York anti-obesity ads pair soda, leg amputations.Click Here
  • A Penny-Per-Ounce Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Would Cut Health And Cost Burdens Of Diabetes.Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Personality traits and childhood trauma as correlates of metabolic risk factors: The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA). ClickHere
  • Pre-exposure to high- versus low-caloric foods: Effects on children's subsequent fruit intake. ClickHere
  • Differential effects of olanzapine and risperidone on plasma adiponectin levels over time: Results from a 3-month prospective open-label study. ClickHere
  • NEW: Network-Enabled Wisdom in Biology, Medicine, and Health Care. ClickHere
  • Steven Blair wins major prize - for fitness and fatness research. ClickHere
  • Systematic review of family and home-based interventions targeting paediatric overweight and obesity. ClickHere
  • Inheritances, health and death. ClickHere
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals. ClickHere
  • Further Support to the Uncoupling-to-Survive Theory: The Genetic Variation of Human UCP Genes Is Associated with Longevity. ClickHere
  • Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Cardiovascular Events. ClickHere
  • Effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists on weight loss: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. ClickHere
  • Common Variants of IL6, LEPR, and PBEF1 Are Associated With Obesity in Indian Children. ClickHere
  • Genome wide analysis reveals association of a FTO gene variant with epigenetic changes. ClickHere
  • Quantile-specific penetrance of genes affecting lipoproteins, adiposity and height. ClickHere
  • The fatty acid translocase gene, CD36, and lingual lipase influence oral sensitivity to fat in obese subjects. ClickHere
  • Inverse Association between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and BMI even after Controlling for Demographic,
    Socioeconomic and Lifestyle Factors ClickHere
  • Obesity is associated with hypothalamic injury in rodents and humans. ClickHere
  • Mom, of Course It's All Your Fault... Again. ClickHere

Basic Science

  • Skeletal effects of long-term caloric restriction in rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • A PGC1-?-dependent myokine that drives brown-fat-like development of white fat and thermogenesis. Click Here
  • Quantitative assessment of brown adipose tissue metabolic activity and volume using 18F-FDG PET/CT and ?3-adrenergic receptor activation. Click Here
  • Protein kinase Cbeta deficiency attenuates obesity syndrome of ob/ob mice by promoting white adipose tissue remodeling. Click Here
  • Programming of adipose tissue miR-483-3p and GDF-3 expression by maternal diet in type 2 diabetes. Click Here

General Science

  • Reversals of established medical practices: evidence to abandon ship. ClickHere

Posted 1/6/12

Policy-Related

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Assessing physical activity using wearable monitors: Measures of physical activity Click Here
  • The obesity paradox in heart failure: Is etiology a key factor? Click Here
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a First Step for Rapid Weight Loss in Morbidly Obese Patients Requiring a Second Non-Bariatric Procedure Click Here
  • Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Metabolic Abnormalities in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders---A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Click Here
  • Metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity phenotypes in the general population: the FIN-D2D Survey. Click Here
  • Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition During Overeating: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Click Here
  • Obesity under affluence varies by welfare regimes: The effect of fast food, insecurity, and inequality. Click Here
  • Effect of reducing the n-6:n-3 long-chain PUFA ratio during pregnancy and lactation on infant adipose tissue growth within the first year of life: an open-label randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Ravenous for Glucose. Click Here
  • Unraveling the Obesity-Cancer Connection. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Circannual Control of Hibernation by HP Complex in the Brain Click Here
  • Genome-environment interactions that modulate aging: Powerful targets for drug discovery Click Here
  • Urinary Bisphenol A (BPA) concentration associates with obesity and insulin resistance. Click Here
  • Low-Frequency Variants in HMGA1 Are Not Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Risk. Click Here
  • Interactions between metabolism and circadian clocks: reciprocal disturbances. Click Here
  • Regulation of adipocyte formation by GLP-1/GLP-1R signalling. Click Here
  • The association between urinary concentrations of dichlorophenol pesticides and obesity in children. Click Here

General Science

  • To Know, but Not Understand: David Weinberger on Science and Big Data. Click Here
  • Functional MRI in Health Psychology and beyond: A call for caution. Click Here

Posted 12/30/11

Policy-Related

  • Beyond Fast Food and Slow Motion: Weighty Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic. Click Here
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Click Here
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program---Reply. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Sucrose-sweetened beverages increase fat storage in the liver, muscle, and visceral fat depot: a 6-mo randomized intervention study Click Here
  • Examining the BMI-mortality relationship using fractional polynomials. Click Here
  • Does a higher income have positive health effects? Using the earned income tax credit to explore the income-health gradient. Click Here
  • The Fat Trap. Click Here
  • Treatment of Obesity by Endoscopic Gastric Intramural Injection of Botulinum Toxin A: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Click Here
  • Two Patterns of Adipokine and Other Biomarker Dynamics in a Long-Term Weight Loss Intervention. Click Here
  • Exploring the Factors Contributing to Sibling Correlations in BMI: A Study Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Click Here
  • The good, bad, and ugly?: How blood nutrient concentrations may reflect cognitive performance. Click Here
  • Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Injury or Mortality in Motor Vehicle Crashes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Size at birth and adult fat mass in twin sheep are determined in early gestation. Click Here
  • C57BL/6JRj mice are protected against diet induced obesity (DIO). Click Here
  • Enriched Environment Moderates Obesity in Genetically Hyperphagic OLETF Rats in a Sex-dependent Manner. Click Here
  • Ameliorative Effect of Wortmannin and Rapamycin Treatment on Obesity Markers in High Fat Diet Feed Rats.. Click Here
  • "Is obesity linked to aging?" Adipose tissue and the role of telomeres. Click Here
  • The Fate of Fat. Click Here
  • Obesity and weight loss result in increased adipose tissue ABCG1 expression in db/db mice. Click Here
  • Skeletal effects of long-term caloric restriction in rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • Consistency of genome-wide associations across major ancestral groups. Click Here
  • Genetic control of gene expression in whole blood and lymphoblastoid cell lines is largely independent. Click Here
  • UA researcher's fruit flies offer clues to human obesity Click Here
  • Obesity is associated with hypothalamic injury in rodents and humans. Click Here

General Science

  • Trials and Errors: Why Science Is Failing Us. Click Here
  • A Framework for Science Advice on Health: Principles and Guidelines. Click Here

Posted 12/23/11

Policy-Related

  • Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes raise demand for substitutes and could even raise caloric intake. Click Here
  • Invited Commentary: Why soft drink taxes will not work. Click Here
  • Patterns and trends of beverage consumption among children and adults in Great Britain, 1986-2009. Click Here
  • Using Stats to Scare Up Support. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Obesity Rate Falls for New York Schoolchildren. Click Here
  • Built environment, physical activity, and obesity: What have we learned from reviewing the literature? Click Here
  • Greater weight loss and hormonal changes after 6 months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner. Click Here
  • Intergenerational change and familial aggregation of body mass index. Click Here
  • Exploring the Factors Contributing to Sibling Correlations in BMI: A Study Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Click Here
  • Emerging Applications of Metabolomic and Genomic Profiling in Diabetic Clinical Medicine. Click Here
  • Lifecourse infectious origins of sexual inequalities in central adiposity. Click Here
  • Human metabolic profiles are stably controlled by genetic and environmental variation. Click Here
  • Genetic Predictors of Weight Loss and Weight Regain After Intensive Lifestyle Modification, Metformin Treatment, or Standard Care in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Effects of the Consumption of Caffeinated and Decaffeinated Instant Coffee Beverages on Oxidative Stress Induced by Strenuous Exercise in Rats. Click Here
  • Effects of high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose on the pharmacokinetics of fructose and acute metabolic and hemodynamic responses in healthy subjects. Click Here
  • Gut Microbiota Modulate the Metabolism of Brown Adipose Tissue in Mice. Click Here

General Science

  • Detecting novel associations in large data sets. Click Here
  • Bornean orangutans on the brink of protein bankruptcy. Click Here

Posted 12/16/11

Policy-Related

  • Review: Current evidence suggests that calorie labeling does not have the intended effect of decreasing calorie purchasing or consumption. Click Here
  • Do Doctors Contribute to the Social Patterning of Disease? The Case of Race/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Mellitus. Click Here
  • Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate marketing to children: deceptive vs. unfair rulemaking. Click Here
  • International Organization of Physical Therapy in Mental Health consensus on physical activity within multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes for minimising cardio-metabolic risk in patients with schizophrenia. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Effect of one year of an intentional weight loss intervention on bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: Results from the look AHEAD randomized trial. Click Here
  • The Kinetics of Integrilin Limited by Obesity: A multicenter randomized pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic clinical trial. Click Here
  • Discovering pathways of sarcopenia in older adults: a role for insulin resistanceon mitochondria dysfunction. Click Here
  • Acute and second-meal effects of almond form in impaired glucose tolerant adults: a randomized crossover trial. Click Here
  • The impact of meals on a probiotic during transit through a model of the human upper gastrointestinal tract. Click Here
  • Genetic variants in vitamin D metabolism-related genes and body mass index: analysis of genome-wide scan data of approximately 7000 Chinese women. Click Here
  • Recapitulation of the Association of the Val66Met Polymorphism of BDNF Gene With BMI in Koreans. Click Here
  • Long-Term Effects of Changes in Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Mass Index on All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Men. Click Here
  • Shared norms and their explanation for the social clustering of obesity. Click Here
  • Minute a day 'keeps diabetes away'. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Relationship between the activity of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes and feed efficiency in fat-tailed Ghezel lambs. Click Here
  • Diet-Induced Obesity Dramatically Reduces the Efficacy of a 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Vaccine in a Mouse Model. Click Here
  • Development of a nongenetic mouse model of type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • Gut Microbiota Is a Key Modulator of Insulin Resistance in TLR 2 Knockout Mice. Click Here
  • Walnut oil increases cholesterol efflux through inhibition of stearoyl CoA desaturase 1 in THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells. Click Here
  • Relative Contributions of Afferent Vagal Fibers to Resistance to Diet-Induced Obesity. Click Here
  • Transplanted hypothalamic neurons restore leptin signaling and ameliorate obesity in db/db mice. Click Here
  • Rats' bad rap: Study shows them nice, not naughty. Click Here

General Science

  • Ineffective group dynamics play a role in poor research reporting. Click Here
  • Improving validation practices in "omics" research. Click Here
  • Addressing Scientific Fraud. Click Here
  • A method for estimating normative distributions for study-specific populations of clinical trials. Click Here
  • What if there were rules for science journalism? Click Here

Posted 12/9/11

Policy-Related

  • Funding Source and Research Report Quality in Nutrition Practice-Related Research. Click Here
  • Impulsivity in the supermarket. Responses to calorie taxes and subsidies in healthy weight undergraduates. Click Here
  • Fat in Japan? You're breaking the law. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Obesity Less Of A Stigma For Black Women Than White. Click Here
  • Two-year sustained weight loss and metabolic benefits with controlled-release phentermine/topiramate in obese and overweight adults (SEQUEL): a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 extension study. Click Here
  • Watching food-related television increases caloric intake in restrained eaters. Click Here
  • Increase in the prevalence of the MTHFR 677 TT polymorphism in women born since 1959: potential implications for folate requirements. Click Here
  • The influence of caffeine on energy content of sugar-sweetened beverages: 'the caffeine-calorie effect'. Click Here
  • Gut Microbiota of Healthy and Malnourished Children in Bangladesh. Click Here
  • Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Teensy 'Hairs' on Brain Cells Linked to Obesity. Click Here
  • Cilia Linked to Obesity. Click Here
  • Children inherit obesity from overweight fathers. Click Here
  • Altruism vs. chocolate chip cookies. Click Here
  • Genetics of Fat Storage in Flies and Worms: What Went Wrong? Click Here
  • The type 2 diabetes-associated variant in TCF7L2 is associated with latent autoimmune diabetes in adult Europeans and the gene effect is modified by obesity: a meta-analysis and an individual study. Click Here
  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Food Intake Regulation, and Obesity. Click Here
  • Greater Impact of Melanocortin-4 Receptor Deficiency on Rates of Growth and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus During Childhood Compared With Adulthood in Pima Indians. Click Here
  • Dopamingergic enhancement of local food-seeking is under global homeostatic control. Click Here
  • Innate Immunity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • In Vivo Adipogenesis in Rats Measured by Cell Kinetics in Adipocytes and Plastic-Adherent Stroma-Vascular Cells in Response to High-Fat Diet and Thiazolidinedione. Click Here
  • Association of genetic variation in FTO with risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes with data from 96,551 East and South Asians. Click Here
  • A novel anti-inflammatory role for spleen-derived interleukin-10 in obesity-induced hypothalamic inflammation. Click Here

General Science

Posted 12/2/11

Policy-Related

  • Global food demand and the sustainable intensification of agriculture. Click Here
  • State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity. Click Here
  • Medicare and Medicaid will now cover Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • The role of a pre-load beverage on gastric volume and food intake: comparison between non-caloric carbonated and non-carbonated beverage Click Here
  • Is socioeconomic status of the rearing environment causally related to obesity in the offspring? Click Here
  • Individual differences in apparent energy digestibility are larger than generally recognized Click Here
  • Secular Declines in the Association Between Obesity and Mortality in the United States. Click Here
  • "Programmed To Be Fat?" will air January 12th on CBC's The Nature of Things at 8:00 p.m. Click Here
  • Vicarious Goal Fulfillment: When the Mere Presence of a Healthy Option Leads to an Ironically Indulgent Decision. Click Here
  • Birth weight, postnatal weight gain, and adult body composition in five low and middle income countries. Click Here
  • Associations among Organochlorine Pesticides, Methanobacteriales, and Obesity in Korean Women. Click Here
  • Contribution of Obesity to International Differences in Life Expectancy. Click Here
  • The Association Between Social Factors and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Adults Living in Public Housing. Click Here
  • How Much of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in ...Weight Status Can Be Explained by Nutrition- and Health-Related Psychosocial Factors and Socioeconomic Status...? Click Here
  • Is There a Reversal in the Effect of Obesity on Mortality in Old Age? Click Here
  • High-fat diet induces emergence of brown-like adipocytes in white adipose tissue of spontaneously hypertensive rats. Click Here
  • Racial/ethnic and sex differences in the ability of metabolic syndrome criteria to predict elevations in fasting insulin levels in adolescents. Click Here
  • Bandwagon Forward - Comment on "Safety of Laparoscopic vs Open Bariatric Surgery" Click Here

Basic Science

  • Philosophy and Energetics. Click Here
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity and Diabetes Click Here
  • Calorie restriction reduces psychological stress reactivity and its association with brain volume and microstructure in aged rhesus monkeys. Click Here
  • Learning through the taste system. Click Here
  • Genetic dissection of melanocortin-3 receptor function suggests roles for central and peripheral receptors in energy homeostasis. Click Here
  • Obesity and energy balance: is the tail wagging the dog? Click Here
  • Diabetes Incidence and Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution. Click Here
  • Aging is associated with hypoxia and oxidative stress in adipose tissue: implications for adipose function. Click Here

General Science

  • Trouble Replicating Medical Claims in Journals. Click Here
  • Validity and power of missing data imputation for extreme sampling and terminal measures designs in mediation analysis. Click Here

 Posted 11/25/11

Policy-Related

  • Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage and Subsidizing Milk...when averaging the effects of the price interventions - a decrease in calorie intake and higher overweight and obesity rates. Click Here
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes in Brazil. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Chewing Gum for Weight Loss. Click Here
  • Attitudes and Beliefs Associated with Leisure-Time Physical Activity among African American Adults. Click Here
  • Adiposity rather than BMI determines metabolic risk. Click Here
  • Spices and energy balance. Click Here
  • Comparative effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in clinical practice. Click Here
  • A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice. Click Here
  • Weight loss and African-American women: a systematic review of the behavioural weight loss intervention literature. Click Here
  • Is social clustering of obesity due to social contagion or genetic transmission? Click Here
  • Eating Frequency Is Higher in Weight Loss Maintainers and Normal-Weight Individuals than in Overweight Individuals Click Here
  • Eating Behavior and Obesity in Canada: Evidence From Panel Data Click Here
  • Obesity and injury in Australia: a review of the literature Click Here
  • Childhood obesity and risk of the adult metabolic syndrome: a systematic review Click Here

Basic Science

  • Circadian intervention of obesity development via resting-stage feeding manipulation or oxytocin treatment. Click Here
  • A framework for identification of infections that contribute to human obesity. Click Here
  • Baseline Sympathetic Nervous System Activity Predicts Dietary Weight Loss in Obese Metabolic Syndrome Subjects. Click Here
  • HTR1B, ADIPOR1, PPARGC1A, and CYP19A1 and Obesity in a Cohort of Caucasians and African Americans: An Evaluation of Gene-Environment Interactions and Candidate Genes Click Here
  • Metabolic adaptation to a high-fat diet is associated with a change in the gut microbiota Click Here
  • The association of maternal and fetal glucose homeostasis with fetal adiposity and birthweight Click Here
  • Higher reported saturated fat and refined sugar intake is associated with reduced hippocampal-dependent memory and sensitivity to interoceptive signals. Click Here
  • Protein deprivation attenuates Hsp expression in fat tissue. Click Here
  • Effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acid on marbling and intramuscular adipocytes in pork. Click Here
  • Construction of regulatory networks using expression time-series data of a genotyped population. Click Here
  • Possible Mechanisms of Local Tissue Renin-Angiotensin System Activation in the Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Click Here
  • The effect of resveratrol on lifespan depends on both gender and dietary nutrient composition in Drosophila melanogaster. Click Here
  • New Genes that Extend C. elegans' Lifespan in Response to Reproductive Signals. Click Here

 Posted 11/18/11

Policy-Related

  • The public health impacts of a fat tax. Click Here
  • Good For You, Good For the Planet? Click Here
  • Banning All Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Middle Schools: Reduction of In-School Access and Purchasing but Not Overall Consumption. Click Here

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Is Socioeconomic Status of the Rearing Environment Causally Related to Obesity in the Offspring? Click Here
  • Cardiovascular biomarkers often have less promising results in the evidence derived from randomised controlled trials than from observational studies. Click Here
  • Beverage vs. Solid Fruits and Vegetables: Effects on Energy Intake and Body Weight. Click Here
  • Childhood adiposity, adult adiposity, and cardiovascular risk factors. Click Here
  • Psychological Responses to Genetic Testing for Weight Gain: A Vignette Study. Click Here
  • Physical Activity Attenuates the Influence of FTO Variants on Obesity Risk: A Meta-Analysis of 218,166 Adults and 19,268 Children. Click Here
  • Drug Offers Hope in Obesity Fight. Click Here

Basic Science

  • Set points, settling points and some alternative models: theoretical options to understand how genes and environments combine to regulate body adiposity. Click Here
  • Genes linked to energy metabolism and immunoregulatory mechanisms are associated with subcutaneous adipose tissue distribution in HIV-infected men.. Click Here
  • Involvement of tissue bacteria in the onset of diabetes in humans: evidence for a concept. Click Here
  • Gastrointestinal hormones: Uroguanylin---a new gut-derived weapon against obesity? Click Here
  • Increasing Genetic Variance of Body Mass Index during the Swedish Obesity Epidemic. Click Here
  • The effect of resveratrol on lifespan depends on both gender and dietary nutrient composition in Drosophila melanogaster. Click Here
  • Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Click Here
  • Low Intelligence Causes Obesity? What research shows. Click Here
  • How Worms Avoid Food Poisoning. Click Here

 Posted 11/11/11

  • FDA Looking Again at Qnexa for Weight Loss. Click Here
  • Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Weight Loss in Family Members.doi:10.1016/j.jada.2011.08.001 Click Here
  • Opiates, overeating and obesity: a psychogenetic analysis. doi:10.1038/ijo.2010.276 Click Here
  • The Impact of Weight Stigma on Caloric Consumption.doi:10.1038/oby.2011.204 Click Here
  • Drug Offers Hope in Obesity Fight - Treatment Targeting Fat Cells Caused Significant Weight Loss in Monkeys; Human Trials to Begin Soon. Click Here
  • UAB Studying Effectiveness of New Weight-Loss Drug. Click Here
  • Do Interactions Between Gut Ecology and Environmental Chemicals Contribute to Obesity and Diabetes? doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104204 Click Here
  • Is Funding Source Related to Study Reporting Quality in Obesity or Nutrition Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in Top Tier Medical Journals?. doi:IJO.2011.207 Click Here
  • Controlled-Release Phentermine/Topiramate in Severely Obese Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (EQUIP). doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.330 Click Here
  • Comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programmes with minimal intervention control for weight loss in obesity: Lighten Up randomised controlled trial. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6500 Click Here
  • UC Davis study shows that fast-food dining is most popular for those with middle incomes, rather than those with lowest incomes. Click Here
  • Ethics and prevention of overweight and obesity: an inventory. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00880.x Click Here
  • Genetic polymorphisms in carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A gene are associated with variation in body composition and fasting lipid traits in Yup'ik Eskimos. doi: 10.1194/jlr.P018952 Click Here
  • Energetics and the evolution of human brain size.doi:10.1038/nature10629 Click Here
  • On the Futility of Screening for Genes That Make You Fat. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001114 Click Here
  • Associations of Obesity Genes with Obesity-related Outcomes in Multiethnic Children. doi:10.1016/j.arcmed.2011.07.003 Click Here
  • Association between olfactory receptor genes, eating behavior traits and adiposity: Results from the Quebec Family Study.doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.10.015 Click Here
  • Why do anti-inflammatory therapies fail to improve insulin sensitivity? doi:10.1038/aps.2011.131 Click Here
  • MicroRNA Modulation in Obesity and Periodontitis. doi: 10.1177/0022034511425045 Click Here

Posted 11/4/11

  • Controlled-Release Phentermine/Topiramate in Severely Obese Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (EQUIP). Click Here
  • A restaurant menu-labeling regulation increased parents' nutrition information awareness but did not decrease calories purchased for either children or parents. Click Here
  • Newborns' life expectancy cut by obesity. Click Here
  • "Food addiction" may not be "addiction" to food at all; it may be a response to uncertainty within environments of food abundance - Special Issue on Food Addiction. Click Here
  • Genetic polymorphisms in carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A gene are associated with variation in body composition and fasting lipid traits in Yup'ik Eskimos. Click Here
  • Salivary PYY: A Putative Bypass to Satiety. Click Here
  • Addicted to Exercise. Click Here
  • Life-threatening childhood obesity and legal intervention- three complimentary articles. Click Here
  • Calorie Restriction-like Effects of 30 Days of Resveratrol Supplementation on Energy Metabolism and Metabolic Profile in Obese Humans. Click Here
  • Would-Be Fat-Fighter Hoodia Leads to Nothing but Side Effects. Click Here
  • Obesity Linked to Poor Outcomes With Fresh but Not Frozen Embryos in In Vitro Fertilization. Click Here
  • Obesity is associated with impaired immune response to influenza vaccination in humans. Click Here
  • BMI and the metabolic rates of brain and body. Click Here
  • Long-Term Persistence of Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss. Click Here
  • Obesity and energy balance: is the tail wagging the dog? Click Here
  • Clearing Tissues of Senescent Cells Found to Delay Onset of Age-Related Disorders. Click Here
  • The metabolic footprint of aging in mice. Click Here
  • Adenovirus-36 Seropositivity Enhances Effects of Nutritional Intervention on Obesity, Bright Liver, and Insulin Resistance. Click Here
  • Unwinding the Molecular Basis of Interval and Circadian Timing. Click Here
  • Body Fat and Racial Genetic Admixture Are Associated With Aerobic Fitness Levels in a Multiethnic Pediatric Population. Click Here
  • Associations of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Components of the Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Adolescent Females. Click Here

Posted 10/28/11

  • The Effects of Dominance on Leadership and Energetic Gain: A Dynamic Game between Pairs of Social Foragers. Click Here
  • Psychological Responses to Genetic Testing for Weight Gain: A Vignette Study. Click Here
  • Genetic Defect in Phospholipase C?1 Protects Mice From Obesity by Regulating Thermogenesis and Adipogenesis. Click Here
  • Genetic Predisposition for Type 2 Diabetes, but not for Overweight/Obesity, Is Associated with a Restricted Adipogenesis. Click Here
  • Neighborhoods, Obesity, and Diabetes - A Randomized Social Experiment. Click Here
  • Obesity: To be obese---does it matter if you are metabolically healthy? Click Here
  • Dietary restriction of mice on a high-fat diet induces substrate efficiency and improves metabolic health. Click Here
  • Arsenic in Indian Water Tables Can Cause Diabetes, Other Illnesses. Click Here
  • Pollution Time Bomb. Click Here
  • Northwestern professors hatch potential cure to peanut allergy over beers. Click Here
  • Hidden Administration of Drugs. Click Here
  • Social isolation in adolescence alters behaviors in the forced swim and sucrose preference tests in female but not in male rats. Click Here

Posted 10/21/11


  • Intense Obesity Interventions Don't Increase Attrition. Click Here
  • Five myths about healthy eating. Click Here
  • The search for compounds that stimulate thermogenesis for obesity management. Click Here
  • Factors predicting individual variability in diet-induced weight loss in mice. Click Here
  • Low Protein diets may lead to overeating, a randomized controlled trial. Click Here
  • Mechanisms Involved in Placebo and Nocebo Responses and Implications for Drug Trials. Click Here
  • Common cellular and molecular mechanisms in obesity and drug addiction. Click Here
  • Impact of the genome on the epigenome is manifested in DNA methylation patterns in monozygotic and dizygotic twins. Click Here
  • Neighborhood fast food restaurants and fast food consumption: A national study. Click Here
  • Implicit food associations as obstacles to healthy nutrition: the need for further research. Click Here
  • Obesity and Cannabis Use: Results From 2 Representative National Surveys. Click Here
  • Common Genetic Variants and Central Adiposity Among Asian-Indians. Click Here
  • Systems Genetics of Susceptibility to Obesity-Induced Diabetes in Mice. Click Here
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals and the developmental programming of adipogenesis and obesity. Click Here

Posted 10/14/11

  • Leanness of Lou/C rats does not require higher thermogenic capacity of brown adipose tissue. Click Here
  • Determinants of Physiologic (18)F-FDG Uptake in Brown Adipose Tissue in Sequential PET/CT Examinations. Click Here
  • Orexin Is Required for Brown Adipose Tissue Development, Differentiation, and Function Click Here
  • Differential effects of cold exposure on gene expression profiles in white versus brown adipose tissue. Click Here
  • Economic instruments for Obesity Prevention: Results of a Scoping Review and Modified Delphi Survey. Click Here
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages and health: where does the evidence stand? Editorial Click Here
  • Ablation of the transcriptional regulator Id1 enhances energy expenditure, increases insulin sensitivity, and protects against age and diet induced insulin resistance, and hepatosteatosis. Click Here
  • Circadian desychrony and metabolic dysfunction; did light pollution make us fat? Click Here
  • Body mass index and mortality rate among Hispanic adults: a pooled analysis of multiple epidemiological data sets. Click Here
  • Distinct Hypothalamic Neurons Mediate Estrogenic Effects on Energy Homeostasis and Reproduction Click Here
  • Restriction of Advanced Glycation End Products Improves Insulin Resistance in Human Type 2 Diabetes: Potential role of AGER1 and SIRT1 Click Here
  • Let them eat marshmallows! Infamous 'marshmallow' test revisited Click Here
  • Early Hypothalamic FTO Overexpression in Response to Maternal Obesity - Potential Contribution to Postweaning Hyperphagia Click Here
  • Obesity Risk Gene TMEM18 Encodes a Sequence-Specific DNA-Binding Protein Click Here
  • Two New Reasons to Worry about Air Pollution: Obesity and Diabetes Click Here
  • Little evidence is available to support or refute the routine use of preoperative weight reduction in bariatric surgery: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Effectiveness of primary care-relevant treatments for obesity in adults: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive services task force. Click Here
  • Patient safety incidents associated with obesity: a review of reports to the National Patient Safety Agency and recommendations for hospital practice. Click Here
  • Reprogramming within hours following nuclear transfer into mouse but not human zygotes. Click Here
  • Brevity may be the way forward for abstracts Click Here

Posted 10/07/11

  • Orexin Is Required for Brown Adipose Tissue Development, Differentiation, and Function. Click Here
  • Evidence that 'food addiction' is a valid phenotype of obesity. Click Here
  • The Effects of Food Stamps on Obesity.Click Here
  • The Guts of Dietary Habits Click Here
  • Linking Long-Term Dietary Patterns with Gut Microbial Enterotypes. Click Here
  • Does More Money Make You Fat? The Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Adolescent and Young Adult Obesity Click Here
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat Click Here
  • TED Talk: Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science Click Here
  • A dynamical model for describing behavioural interventions for weight loss and body composition change Click Here
  • Fat discrimination: A phenotype with potential implications for studying fat intake behaviors and obesity Click Here
  • Mass Transfer and Nutrient Absorption in a Simulated Model of Small Intestine Click Here
  • The three things I learned at the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women: on being a radical scholar Click Here
  • TEDMED 2011 Conference Announces Headline Speakers: Nobel Laureate Dr. Peter Agre, Cancer Care Advocate Lance Armstrong, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin Click Here

Posted 9/30/11

  • Food addiction not helpful: The hedonic component - implicit wanting - is important. Click Here
  • Measuring weight outcomes for obesity intervention strategies: The case of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax. Click Here
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Soda, and USDA Policy. Click Here
  • A study recently published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism suggests that exercise alone, without weight loss, can ease the symptoms and formation of osteoarthritis in lab mice. Click Here
  • Fasted Zebrafish Mimic Genetic and Physiological Responses in Mammals: A Model for Obesity and Diabetes? Click Here
  • The combination of phentermine and topiramate is an effective adjunct to diet and lifestyle modification for weight loss and measures of comorbidity in overweight or obese adults with additional metabolic risk factors. Click Here
  • Reexamining the Declining Effect of Age on Mortality Differentials Associated With Excess Body Mass: Evidence of Cohort Distortions in the United States. Click Here
  • Contribution of Obesity to International Differences in Life Expectancy. Click Here
  • Dairy Foods in a Moderate Energy Restricted Diet Do Not Enhance Central Fat, Weight, and Intra-Abdominal Adipose Tissue Losses nor Reduce Adipocyte Size or Inflammatory Markers in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Controlled Feeding Study. Click Here
  • Free will and the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • Human adenovirus-36 and childhood obesity. Click Here
  • Absence of effects of Sir2 overexpression on lifespan in C. elegans and Drosophila. Click Here
  • Discriminating between energetic content and dietary composition as an explanation for dietary restriction effects. Click Here
  • J.P.A. Ioannidis, "Fund people not projects," Nature, 477:529-31, 2011. Click Here
  • Meeting Announcement: Medicine and Surgery in Optimising the Care of Obese Patients. 5-6 December 2011. Munich, Germany. Click Here
  • Prescribing & Medicines: Drugs indicated for the treatment of obesity. Click Here

Posted 9/23/11

  • Obesity and non-fatal motor vehicle crash injuries: sex difference effects. Click Here
  • Does an intervention that improves infant sleep also improve overweight at age 6? Follow-up of a randomised trial. Click Here
  • A Review of Evidence for the Claim that Children are Sleeping Less than in the Past. Click Here
  • ASA24 is a freely available Web-based tool that enables automated self-administered 24-hour recalls. Click Here
  • Longevity genes challenged. Click Here
  • The long summer: Pre-wintering temperatures affect metabolic expenditure and winter survival in a solitary bee. Click Here
  • ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ASSOCIATED WITH LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN ADULTS. Click Here
  • Implications of nonshivering thermogenesis for energy balance regulation in humans. Click Here
  • A Meta-analysis of Interventions That Target Children's Screen Time for Reduction. Click Here
  • A general model for ontogenetic growth under food restriction. Click Here
  • Is Older Colder or Colder Older? The Association of Age With Body Temperature in 18,630 Individuals. Click Here
  • Influence of simplified nutrition labeling and taxation on laboratory energy intake in adults. Click Here
  • Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells. Click Here
  • Public availability of published research data in high-impact journals. Click Here
  • IOM Meeting Announcement: Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground. Click Here
  • Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit. Click Here
  • Funding Opportunity: NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Click Here

Posted 9/16/11

  • Any claim coming from an observational study is most likely to be wrong. Click Here
  • Quality of reviews on sugar-sweetened beverages and health outcomes: a systematic review. Click Here
  • Meta-analysis of studies of a specific delivery mode for a modified-carbohydrate diet. Click Here
  • Obesity in rural youth: looking beyond nutrition and physical activity. Click Here
  • The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It? Click Here
  • Thermal Stress & Health. Click Here
  • ADDICTED TO COOL: HOW AIR CONDITIONING MAKES US FAT. Click Here
  • Is Corporate Research Better? Click Here
  • Reliability of 'new drug target' claims called into question. Click Here
  • Francis Galton and regression to the mean. Click Here
  • Researchers failing to make raw data public. Click Here
  • Law enforcement restraint and BMI. Click Here
  • The Long Life of Birds: The Rat-Pigeon Comparison Revisited. Click Here
  • General and Abdominal Obesity and Risk of Death among Black Women. Click Here
  • Obesity and Health System Reform: Private vs. Public Responsibility. Click Here
  • Combating Obesity through the Built Environment: Is There a Clear Path to Success? Click Here
  • Mate-feeding has evolved as a compensatory energetic strategy that affects breeding success in birds. Click Here
  • Why does starvation make bones fat? Click Here
  • Primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment versus standard care: a randomised controlled trial. Click Here
  • Physiological and behavioral responses to intermittent starvation in C57BL/6J mice. Click Here
  • Phentermine therapy for obesity does not elevate blood pressure. Click Here
  • Meeting Announcement: Insecurity & Obesity. Click Here
  • CME conference: Frontiers in Diabetes Research Brain Regulation of Energy and Glucose Homeostasis. Click Here
  • Meeting Announcement: 12th Symposium of the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group. Click Here
  • Faculty positions in the Center for Alaska Native Health Research University of Alaska Fairbanks. Click Here
  • Walmart's Fresh Food Makeover Click Here
  • Nestle, Glaxo Lobby UN Over Biggest 'Epidemic' Battle Since AIDS. Click Here

Posted 9/9/11

  • Cold mice might be skewing weight-loss drug studies. Click Here
  • Location of Food Stores Near Schools Does Not Predict the Weight Status of Maine High School Students. Click Here
  • Does the Sale of Sweetened Beverages at School Affect Children's Weight? Click Here
  • Ethics and prevention of overweight and obesity: an inventory. Click Here
  • Optical image analysis of fat cells for indocyanine green mediated near-infrared laser treatment. Click Here
  • Obesity and Influenza. Click Here
  • Obesity and coronary risk in patients treated with second-generation antipsychotics. Click Here
  • Enrolling People With Prediabetes Ages 60-64 In A Proven Weight Loss Program Could Save Medicare $7 Billion Or More. Click Here
  • Metabolic syndrome: links to social stress and socioeconomic status. Click Here
  • Mirror extreme BMI phenotypes associated with gene dosage at the chromosome 16p11.2 locus. Click Here
  • Is there a path for approval of an antiobesity drug: what did the Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial find? Click Here
  • Obesity and Cannabis Use: Results From 2 Representative National Surveys. Click Here
  • Playtime Prevents Obesity by Brain-Mediated Fat Browning. Click Here
  • General and Abdominal Obesity and Risk of Death among Black Women. Click Here
  • The Responsibility of Epidemiologists To Be Skeptical Of Findings And Engaged With The Public. Click Here
  • Why Science is broken (and how to fix it). Click Here
  • Sigma Xi: Ethics & Integrity in Conducting and Reporting Research. Click Here
  • Meeting Announcement: CHEMICALS, OBESITY AND DIABETES: How Science Leads Us to Action. Click Here
  • Meeting Announcement: Sustainable Approaches in Food and Nutrition to Combat Disparities in Childhood Obesity, Chronic Diseases and Food Insecurity. Click Here
  • American Heart Association Grants Program. Click Here

Posted 9/2/11

  • Association of allelic variation in genes mediating aspects of energy homeostasis with weight gain during administration of antipsychotic drugs (CATIE study). Click Here
  • Could maternal perinatal atypical antipsychotic treatments program later metabolic diseases in the offspring? Click Here
  • All PUFAs Are Not Created Equal: Absence of CHD Benefit Specific to Linoleic Acid in Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Observational Cohorts. Click Here
  • Body Adiposity Index, Body Mass Index, and Body Fat in White and Black Adults. Click Here
  • Body Mass Index in Young Adulthood and Premature Death: Analyses of the US National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality Files. Click Here
  • Deficiency of MGAT2 increases energy expenditure without high-fat feeding and protects genetically obese mice from excessive weight gain. Click Here
  • Zebrafish obesogenic test: a tool for screening molecules that target adiposity. Click Here
  • Shorebirds' Seasonal Adjustments in Thermogenic Capacity Are Reflected by Changes in Body Mass: How Preprogrammed and Instantaneous Acclimation Work Together. Click Here
  • Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age. Click Here
  • Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01). Click Here

Posted 8/26/11

  • "...reported associations of breastfeeding with child BP and BMI are likely to reflect residual confounding." Click Here
  • "...the collective evidence ...suggests that breastfeeding---initiation, longer duration or exclusivity...no longer appears to be a major determinant. Click Here
  • Telomere Dynamics in Rhesus Monkeys: No Apparent Effect of Caloric Restriction. Click Here
  • Lancet's New Obesity Series - Several papers. Click Here
  • Association of allelic variation in genes mediating aspects of energy homeostasis with weight gain during administration of antipsychotic drugs (CATIE Study). Click Here
  • Protein linked to Parkinson's disease may regulate fat metabolism. Click Here
  • PPAR?-Independent Increase in Glucose Uptake and Adiponectin Abundance in Fat Cells. Click Here
  • Macronutrient balance and lifespan. Click Here
  • A Losing Battle: Weight Regain Does Not Restore Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women. Click Here
  • Association between obesity and reduced body temperature in dogs. Click Here
  • The virtual supermarket: An innovative research tool to study consumer food purchasing behaviour. Click Here
  • An Obesity Society CORE Course available. Click Here
  • Call for Papers: Special Issue "Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment" - Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). Click Here
  • NIH's Final Rule Revising Financial COI Regulations Published. Click Here

Posted 8/19/11

  • Using the Edmonton obesity staging system to predict mortality in a population-representative cohort of people with overweight and obesity. Click Here
  • Edmonton Obesity Staging System: association with weight history and mortality risk. Click Here
  • Ambient temperature is a cue capable of inducing changes in body mass, energy intake, and thermogenic capacity. Click Here
  • Compound improves health, increases lifespan of obese mice. Click Here
  • Review: Caloric restriction. Click Here
  • Effect of constitution on mass of individual organs and their association with metabolic rate in humans-a detailed view on allometric scaling. Click Here
  • PET scans show slimmer kids have more brown fat. Click Here
  • A question of competing rights, priorities, and principles: a postscript to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation symposium on the ethics of childhood obesity policy.. Click Here
  • Request for Information (RFI): Input into the Deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce. Click Here
  • NYAS Conference: Animal Models and Their Value in Predicting Drug Efficacy and Toxicity. Click Here
  • Engineering Food for All. Click Here
  • Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants. Click Here
  • There is no single cause of (or treatment for) obesity. Click Here
  • Exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, associated with increased lifespan. Click Here

Posted 8/12/11

  • Catching Obesity From Friends May Not Be So Easy. Click Here
  • Healthy eating habits making Chinese youth overweight. Click Here
  • Short sleep duration as a cause of obesity: myth or reality?. Click Here
  • Monkeys did not gain big brains by shrinking guts. Click Here
  • If observational studies are unreliable, why does Consumers Reports Health — like almost all popular medical media — pay so much attention to them?. Click Here
  • New journal - Adipocyte - is formed. Click Here
  • Call for papers - Obesity and Mortality: The Obesity Paradox. Click Here
  • Effect of constitution on mass of individual organs and their association with metabolic rate in humans-a detailed view on allometric scaling. Click Here
  • Following Federal Guidelines To Increase Nutrient Consumption May Lead To Higher Food Costs For Consumers. Click Here
  • Appetitive and Dietary Effects of Consuming an Energy-Dense Food (Peanuts) with or between Meals by Snackers and Nonsnackers. Click Here
  • The Effect of Computers for Weight Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. Click Here
  • Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention - Workshop Summary. Click Here
  • Upcoming meeting: Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community. Click Here
  • The future of model organisms in human disease research. Click Here
  • Circadian intervention of obesity development via resting-stage feeding manipulation or oxytocin treatment. Click Here
  • Predicting babies' risk of obesity. Click Here
  • Targeting gut microbiota in obesity: effects of prebiotics and probiotics. Click Here
  • Energetics of metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. Click Here
  • A common scaling rule for abundance, energetics, and production of parasitic and free-living species. Click Here
  • Overweight and poor? On the relationship between income and the body mass index. Click Here

Posted 8/5/11

  • No overall changes in energy content of lunchtime purchases from fast food restaurants after introduction of calorie labelling: cross sectional customer surveys.. Click Here
  • Health Promotion for Children With Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet: Developing An Evidence Base. Click Here
  • Modeling the Dynamic Association of BMI and Mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Click Here
  • Autophagy in Hypothalamic AgRP Neurons Regulates Food Intake and Energy Balance. Click Here
  • Obesity Summit: Science & Practice of Obesity Management - Oct 20-21,2011, Cleveland, OH. Click Here
  • UAB NORC "Creativity is a Decision" contest winners selected. Click Here
  • Paradoxical effect of severe dietary restriction on Long-Evans rat life span.. Click Here
  • Prevention of carcinogenesis and inhibition of breast cancer tumor burden by dietary stearate.. Click Here
  • Dark roast coffee is more effective than light roast coffee in reducing body weight, and in restoring red blood cell vitamin E and glutathione concentrations in healthy volunteers. Click Here
  • Transplantation of non-visceral fat to the visceral cavity improves glucose tolerance in mice: investigation of hepatic lipids and insulin sensitivity. Click Here
  • Breast-feeding and later risk of CVD and obesity: evidence from randomized trials. Click Here
  • Metabolic and behavioural effects of sucrose and fructose/glucose drinks in the rat. Click Here
  • Why does starvation make bones fat?. Click Here
  • Fructose Malabsorption and Intolerance: Effects of Fructose with and without Simultaneous Glucose Ingestion.. Click Here
  • The influence of caffeine on energy content of sugar-sweetened beverages: 'the caffeine-calorie effect'. Click Here
  • Low to moderate sugar-sweetened beverage consumption impairs glucose and lipid metabolism and promotes inflammation in healthy young men: a randomized controlled trial. Click Here

Posted 7/29/11

  • Dolphin adipocytes may offer healing ability. Click Here
  • Results suggest that the rush to provide calorie information may not prove to be the best approach to fighting the obesity epidemic. Click Here
  • In this setting, mandatory menu labeling did not promote healthier food-purchasing behavior. Click Here
  • Calorie information seems to interfere with the effect of a tax on high-calorie foods. Click Here
  • Confronting reality: pitfalls of calorie posting. Click Here
  • Consumer Estimation of Recommended and Actual Calories at Fast Food Restaurants. Click Here
  • Increase in Metabolic Syndrome-Related Hospitalizations in Relation to Environmental Sources of Persistent Organic Pollutants. Click Here
  • Contrary to conceptual predictions, this study failed to identify an interaction between treatment preference and weight loss. Click Here
  • Study offers clues to emotional eating. Click Here
  • Prevention of maternal aging-associated oocyte aneuploidy and meiotic spindle defects in mice by dietary and genetic strategies. Click Here
  • Unfattening our children: forks over feet. Click Here
  • Diet vs exercise for the prevention of pediatric obesity: the role of exercise. Click Here
  • Workshop on the Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence. Click Here
  • Fat-Free Mass Predictions through a Bayesian Network Enable Body Composition Comparisons in Various Populations. Click Here
  • Call for Papers: Self-Regulation, Motivation, and Psychosocial Factors in Weight Management. Click Here
  • NIH Grant Opportunity: Geographic and Contextual Influences on Energy Balance-Related Health Behaviors (R01). Click Here
  • Brain Glucose Sensing And Obesity. Click Here
  • Intentional dietary weight loss was not significantly associated with increased all-cause mortality over 12 y of follow-up in older overweight or obese adults. Click Here
  • Weight loss appears to be associated with low-order improvements in executive/attention functioning and memory in obese but not in overweight individuals. Click Here
  • Efficacy of fasting calorie restriction on quality of life among aging men. Click Here
  • An evolutionary perspective on the trans-generational basis of obesity. Click Here
  • Osteocalcin: a new link between bone and energy metabolism. Some evolutionary clues. Click Here

Posted 7/22/11

  • The paradox of progress: environmental disruption of metabolism and the diabetes epidemic.. Click Here
  • Fat maintenance is a predictor of the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction.. Click Here
  • The Ghost of Personalized Medicine . Click Here
  • Animal Species Large and Small Follow Same Rule for How Common They Are in Ecosystems. Click Here
  • Badgered to death - but not by statistics.. Click Here
  • NIH Funding Opportunity - Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Click Here
  • PCORI Announces Application Process for Tier One Pilot Projects, Seeks Input on Defining "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research" . Click Here
  • Relationship Between Treatment Preference and Weight Loss in the Context of a Randomized Controlled Trial.. Click Here
  • Social encounters in daily life and 2-year changes in metabolic risk factors in young women.. Click Here
  • Genome-Wide Profiling of MicroRNAs in Adipose Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation and Mouse Models of Obesity.. Click Here

From Prior Weeks 

  • "...placement of the severely obese child under protective custody warrants discussion". Click Here
  • Risk factors and interventions with statistically significant tiny effects.. Click Here
  • Reduction in sugar-sweetened beverages is not associated with more water or diet drinks. Click Here
  • Sugar sweetened beverage consumption and body mass index - null findings. Click Here
  • Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults: is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?. Click Here
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship: Regulation of Human Body Weight and Energy Metabolism. Click Here
  • Three UAB employees have received a Pat Simons Travel Award from The Obesity Society. Click Here
  • Does intentional weight loss reduce cancer risk?. Click Here
  • Genome-Wide Profiling of MicroRNAs in Adipose Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation and Mouse Models of Obesity. Click Here
  • An experimental study on the effects of exposure to magazine advertising on children's food choices. Click Here
  • Associations between the perceived presence of vending machines and food and beverage logos in schools and adolescents' diet and weight status. Click Here
  • Food Commercials Increase Preference for Energy-Dense Foods, Particularly in Children Who Watch More Television . Click Here
  • News Media Framing of Childhood Obesity in the United States From 2000 to 2009. Click Here
  • Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media. Click Here
  • Model of optimal behaviour in fish larvae predicts that food availability determines survival, but not growth. Click Here
  • Is proximity to a food retail store associated with diet and BMI in Glasgow, Scotland?. Click Here
  • Beverage type intake and weight in 12-month old infants. Click Here
  • Cold and diet induced thermogenesis in humans. Click Here
  • Menu Labeling Study in Cafeteria. Click Here
  • Menu labels don't influence student food choices. Click Here
  • NIH findings in mice have potential to curb obesity and type 2 diabetes. Click Here
  • Factors Predicting Nongenetic Variability in Body Weight Gain Induced by a High-Fat Diet in Inbred C57BL/6J Mice. Click Here
  • CHRONIC SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND SEASONALITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC. Click Here
  • Beverage vs. Solid Fruits and Vegetables: Effects on Energy Intake and Body Weight. Click Here
  • Genetic variation near IRS1 associates with reduced adiposity and an impaired metabolic profile. Click Here
  • Dietary Restriction Studies in Humans: Focusing on Obesity, Forgetting Longevity. Click Here
  • New Forecasting Methodology Indicates More Disease And Earlier Mortality Ahead For Today's Younger Americans. Click Here
  • Hibernation and Torpor in Tropical and Subtropical Bats in Relation to Energetics, Extinctions, and the Evolution of Endothermy. Click Here
  • Allostasis: A model of predictive regulation. Click Here
  • The brain splits obesity and hypertension. Click Here
  • Zafgen's Lead Compound for Severe Obesity into Phase 2 Clinical Studies. Click Here
  • Zebrafish obesogenic test: a tool for screening molecules that target adiposity. Click Here
  • Sucrose Counteracts the Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Fish Oil in Adipose Tissue and Increases Obesity Development in Mice. Click Here
  • Application of Virtual Reality Methods to Obesity Prevention and Management Research. Click Here
  • AHRQ - Opportunity to comment on "Comparative Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Intervention Programs". Click Here
  • NIH Grant Info - FAQs Related to Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes. Click Here
  • NIH Grant Info - Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Management . Click Here
  • How fat is America? New report gives nation an F. Click Here
  • Research into soda consumption and obesity is conflicted, review claims. Click Here
  • How Bright Promise in Cancer Testing Fell Apart. Click Here
  • Mississippi most obese state, Colorado least. Click Here
  • Prebiotics, weight management andobesity-related disorders. Click Here
  • Cause specific mortality, social position, and obesity among women who had never smoked: 28 year cohort study . Click Here
  • The ungreen city - or the polluting countryside?. Click Here
  • Urban food security: Feeding tomorrow's cities. Click Here
  • Human nutrition, the gut microbiome and the immune system. Click Here
  • Bicycle weight and commuting time: A randomised trial . Click Here
  • London cholera and the blind- spot of an epidemiology theory. Click Here
  • The effect of topiramate monotherapy on bone mineral density and markers of bone and mineral metabolism in premenopausal women with epilepsy. Click Here
  • Targeted Deletion of Adipocytes by Apoptosis Leads to Adipose Tissue Recruitment of Alternatively Activated M2 Macrophages. Click Here
  • Allelic Variants of Melanocortin 3 Receptor Gene (MC3R) and Weight Loss in Obesity: A Randomised Trial of Hypo-Energetic High- versus Low-Fat Diets. Click Here:
  • Association of Telomere Length in Older Men With Mortality and Midlife Body Mass Index and Smoking. Click Here
  • Obese mice have increased morbidity and mortality compared to non-obese mice during infection with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus. Click Here
  • Metabolic syndrome - A slim chance: Insulin's role in obesity. Click Here
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