Small: Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
Several studies in recent years have reported that low-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages disrupt the human metabolism, promoting the development of diabetes and obesity. But other studies have found that consuming low-calorie drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and might actually aid in weight loss. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal Cell Metabolism may help reconcile these conflicting findings.
Pain and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight
Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is the senior author of a paper published in Appetite that examines the relationship between pain and and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight.
Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is the senior author of a new study published in Biological Psychiatry that revises the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States.
Yale study says food ads significantly influence eating behavior
How greatly does food advertising influence eating behavior? Quite a bit, a new Yale University meta-analysis of 45 studies suggests. The results, the authors say, should rekindle efforts to restrict food industry advertising, especially to children.
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time to think about the fact that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems, including type 2 diabetes. Pediatric endocrinologist Sonia Caprio, MD, recalls a time when obesity was so rare in children that they didn’t get type 2 diabetes, which was referred to as “adult onset diabetes.” Today, because childhood obesity has escalated, type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise. “Diabetes is coming on board at least two decades earlier than what we saw in the past,” said Dr. Caprio.
Farmers’ market with a mission
At Connecticut Mental Health Center, mental health isn’t just about the mind. It’s about the body, too. The Hill Farmers’ Market at CMHC has opened for its fourth season, a tangible reminder of CMHC's commitment to the overall health and wellness of clients, staff, neighbors and community members.
Calories draw people to food, like it or not
People like food because it contains calories they need to survive. However, researchers from The John B Pierce Laboratory and Yale have discovered an interesting twist to the basic biology story: Calories trigger responses in areas of the brain that control eating behavior independently of how much the subject likes the flavor.
Commentary: "When religion and dieting collide: What did you give up for Lent?"
Robin M. Masheb, PhD has co-authored a Huffington Post Healthy Living article which encourages readers to change the cultural conversation by giving up 'Fat Talk.' Dr. Masheb is an assistant professor of psychiatry and the associate director of the Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research at Yale School of Medicine.Source: HuffPost Healthy Living
Early monitoring key to childhood obesity: study
Samoa has one of the highest prevalences of childhood obesity in the world. The Samoa Observer reports on the results of Courtney Choy's Brown University Department of Epidemiology doctoral dissertation, which finds a clear need for intervention before a child turns five, especially for Samoan children in urban areas, eating what has become the now-normal diet of imported and packaged foods. Interrupting this lifestyle could be an effective way to prevent obesity and related cardiometabolic diseases, Choy finds.Source: Samoa Observer