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REGISTRATION for ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington DC, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, is OPEN!
ObesityWeek continues to bring together world-renowned obesity experts to share innovations and breakthroughs in obesity treatment.
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In the June issue of Obesity, co-authors Jessica McNeil and Marie-Pierre St-Onge determined the variability in energy intake between participants in response to partial sleep restriction based on data from two randomized crossover sleep restriction interventions that were conducted in different locations (Ottawa, Canada and New York, USA). Their secondary analysis indicated that the change in energy intake ranged from -813 to 1437 calories per day and mean change in energy intake between the studies was not significant. Among the 43 participants from both studies, 42% of the participants had an increase in energy take >300 kcal/d while 18.6% had a decrease in energy intake >300 kcal/d.
McNeil and St-Onge also determined whether participant demographics at baseline including age, sex, ethnicity and body mass index as well as the order of the treatments (sleep restriction first or habitual sleep first) contributed to the variability in energy intake. Baseline demographics were not associated with the change in energy intake. However, participants that were randomized to the sleep restriction condition before the habitual sleep condition had a greater change in energy intake (sleep restriction: 506 +/- 494 vs. habitual sleep: 54 +/- 537 kcal/d). While the large variability in energy intake and influence of treatment order in energy intake is consistent with other reports, the authors noted the potential contribution of physical activity and other physiological factors may contribute to the large interindividual variability in energy intake following sleep restriction. Continue reading more here...
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The brain plays a major role in the control of food intake and energy expenditure through a variety of neurological pathways and there are several genetic variants known to impact these systems resulting in severe, early-onset forms of obesity. While the direct experimental manipulation of these pathways in humans is not feasible, Dr. Libel’s team is employing cutting-edge methods to take human obesity modeling to an entirely new level. They collected skin cells from patients with obesity and used recent advances in stem cell technology (iPSC) to create cell lines that could be grown back into neurons. While leaving one set of these cells with the mutations, they used genome-editing technology (CRISPR) to correct the mutations in the other set and were then able to determine the obesity-relevant cellular and molecular phenotypes. Such studies provide proof-of-concept that our patient-specific in vitro model system can enable important insights into the molecular pathophysiology of human obesity and provide insight into potential therapeutic targets.
Rudolph Leibel, MD is Christopher J. Murphy Professor of Diabetes Research and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Co-PI of the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) and, PI of the New York Obesity Research Center (NYONRC).
IMPLEMENT therapeutics and evidence-based strategies for diagnosing and treating obesity.
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We are still accepting nominations for Council and the Nominating Committe through the end of the month. 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
Eating Disorders Coalition
Department of Defense recently announced Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) permits funding for eating disorders research! The vision of the FY17 PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries. The program seeks applications in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, epidemiologic and other areas of research to advance knowledge in disease etiology, improve prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those affected by a relevant disease or condition, and to develop and validate clinical care or public health guidelines. There are five awards that are now open: clinical trial award, discovery award, focused program, investigator-initiated research and technology/therapeutics development.
The Pre-Application (letter of intent) Deadlines are Between July 13th and July 20th and the full applications are due August 2nd (Discovery Award), October 18th (Investigator-Initiated Research Award and Tech/Therapeutic Development Award) and October 26th (Clinical Trial Award and Focused Program Award).
For more information click here.
A promising new weight-loss procedure may be a safe and effective way to help people who want to lose 40 pounds or more, but want to avoid drastic obesity surgery.
The innovative, surgery-free method helped patients drop close to 18 percent of their body weight, researchers reported recently.
LiveScience via Yahoo News
For middle schoolers, obesity can lead to unreciprocated friendships and even cause peers to actively dislike a child, new research finds.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, adds to a body of research detailing how being overweight as a child can lead to social and psychological struggles. Previous work has suggested that overweight schoolchildren have fewer friends and are often pushed to the periphery of social groups, and the new research finds that overweight children may be actively ostracized by their peers.
About 2.2 billion people around the world are either overweight or obese, and it is leading to health problems and a rising number of deaths, according to a new study.
That means about 30 percent of the world's population suffers from excess weight, said the researchers behind the study.
Obesity and inactivity could someday account for more cancer deaths than smoking if current trends continue, a leading cancer expert says.
As the rate of smoking decreases, other unhealthy habits threaten to offset the progress in reducing cancer deaths, says Richard Wender, a physician and chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine last fall found 13 types of cancer were linked to excess body weight.
A new study by researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at UConn has found that although people of all races and genders are stigmatized for being overweight, there are differences in how particular groups — Asian, black, and Hispanic, and white men and women — respond to that stigma. The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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