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TOS has a variety of committees that play an active role in assisting the Council to plan and administer the programs and activities that are at the heart of The Society's mission. Committees (standing and ad hoc) are responsible for studying issues, making recommendations, carrying out liaison activities, and implementing specific short-term projects approved by the Council. Committee terms are a minimum of two years.
Members interested in serving on a committee(s) should complete and submit the 2017 Committee Volunteer Self-Nomination Form by FRIDAY, June 9.
REGISTRATION for ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington DC, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, is opening June 14!
ObesityWeek continues to bring together world-renowned obesity experts to share innovations and breakthroughs in obesity treatment.
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John W. Apolzan, PhD
In the June issue of Obesity, Raul Ramallal and colleagues examined the relationship between diet and inflammation. Previously, the authors found a positive association in a cross-sectional study. In the current study, a continually enrolling longitudinal cohort was utilized to assess the hypothesis prospectively. Questionnaires were mailed to participants every two years. The Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) was used to calculate the dietary inflammatory index (DII), which estimates dietary inflammatory potential. The DII was divided into quartiles and the most inflammatory quartile increased body weight by ~57 grams a year, which resulted in a 32% higher risk of developing overweight or obesity during the 10 years of follow-up. Furthermore, higher dietary inflammation was associated with increased saturated and trans fat intake, but decreased fruit, vegetable, and fiber intake in the highest versus lowest quartile.
This suggests that a pro-inflammatory diet, independent of baseline weight, energy intake, or physical activity, may lead to weight gain. Previously, limited data were available to prospectively demonstrate that consumption of a pro-inflammatory diet could lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, the mechanism still needs to be elucidated. The most plausible explanation is detrimental changes to gut microbiota leading to increased energy intake and weight gain. Overall, the study provides a new view on a hypothesis that has traditionally been considered to be bi-directional. Read the study here.
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The Obesity Society is accepting nominations for Council and the Nominating Committee through Friday, June 30, 2017. Nominees must be Fellows or regular members of The Obesity Society in good standing. North American and international residents are eligible for office.
There are FOUR vacancies on Council and THREE vacancies on the Nominating Committee. Councilors serve in an advisory role and have targeted duties for the functioning of the Society. Councilors' responsibilities include oversight of and reporting on the activities of assigned committees, sections and task forces. Office term for Councilors is three years with the exception of Vice President, who subsequently serves as President-elect, President and Immediate Past President (4-year commitment).
The FOUR open positions are:
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- Vice President
- Council with Portfolio – Clinical Practice
- Council-At-Large: Representative for Mexico
Rachel Goldman, PhD
Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Edwina Yeung.
Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: Edwina Yeung, PhD, FTOS, Investigator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?
A: My primary research interests are in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), related to how infertility treatment, maternal obesity and other metabolic factors during pregnancy affect offspring health long-term including their risk of obesity and cardio-metabolic factors.
Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: I became a tenure track investigator in 2011 after a postdoc fellowship at NICHD.
Q: What excites you the most about your work?
A: As an epidemiologist, it’s important to me that my work is relevant for population health. I was trained to study adult outcomes of diabetes and obesity but realized it’s very difficult to achieve and maintain weight loss and the trajectory to develop some of these chronic conditions begins much earlier. So I was drawn towards the field of DOHaD research and in identifying earlier risk factors which can potentially pull an individual into an at-risk trajectory earlier in life.
Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?
A: Take advantage of all that TOS has to offer, not just grant opportunities but the webinars and the networking experiences. Also, find the time to read outside of just science and medicine. I’ve read some of the best advice on efficiency and time management from tech magazines and books about entrepreneurs. Continue reading here…
Obesity Journal & Obesity and Cancer Section
The Editorial Team of Obesity joins the leadership of the Obesity and Cancer Section to seek submission of high-quality manuscripts for a special supplement issue of the journal to be published in November 2017.
With the goal of raising the profile of obesity and cancer research, this project seeks cutting edge original transdisciplinary research on obesity, energetics and cancer. The special issue will be released concurrent with ObesityWeek 2017 and will be distributed on site in Washington, DC.
TOS Obesity and Cancer Section has highlighted the term “transdisciplinary” to encourage submissions across the transdisciplinary spectrum – genes to geography, basic bench science to clinical trials and dissemination and implementation science. All papers will be evaluated by peer reviewers who are experts in the field of cancer research, and final selections for the special issue will be made by members of the Obesity and Cancer section.
All manuscripts must be received by July 1, 2017.
To be considered, please submit your manuscript online and follow the guidelines for Original Articles. See the full Call for Papers and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Medical News Bulletin
Obesity is a growing problem in the developed world and it is linked to increased rates of diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea and other diseases. In the U.S., over one-third of adults are obese. Many have attributed the rise of obesity in the last several decades to increasingly sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets, as well as socioeconomic and demographic factors. However, some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to obesity that is exacerbated by this unhealthy environment.
So it's that darn telly (otherwise known as a television) that's causing the childhood obesity epidemic, right? Well, not exactly. However, a study just published in the International Journal of Obesity found an association between British kids at age 7 having a TV in their bedrooms and becoming overweight. Could the telly be contributing to the belly?
In the struggle against childhood obesity, doctors and parents have tried to engage and motivate kids to stay healthy. But a new study finds that programs aimed at parents — without the kids — may be just as effective a tool as therapies that include the whole family.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic affecting one in three American kids who can expect to face severe consequences for life expectancy and quality as they become adults.
Medical News Today
"Social jet lag" is a term that describes what happens when people go to sleep and wake up later on weekends than they do during the week. A new study assesses the impact of social jet lag on overall health. The new research was published in an abstract supplement of the academic journal Sleep. Previous studies have suggested that social jet lag may have negative health consequences.
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