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Jennifer M. Poti, PhD
The number of US children and adolescents with obesity remains high, with a disproportionate rate among racial/ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Thus, there is a pressing need to develop and evaluate programs to prevent and control obesity among youth from diverse communities. In a recent study – part of an Obesity special section “The MA-CORD Project” – published in the July 2017 issue of Obesity, Rebecca Franckle, ScD, MPH and colleagues examined changes in the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related health behaviors among elementary- and middle-school students from low-income communities participating in the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD), a multilevel, multisector community intervention. This innovative program integrated activities to reduce obesity rates by promoting healthy lifestyles that were targeted at six community sectors or settings – schools, health centers, after-school programs, the broader community, early care and education, and WIC. Activities aimed to promote replacing nutrient-poor foods with fruits and vegetables, decreasing consumption of sugary beverages, increasing physical activity, decreasing TV/video game time, and increasing sleep.
Investigators examined the number of students with obesity before and after the 2-year intervention and found a significant decrease in the prevalence of obesity of about 3% per year among seventh-grade students from one of the two intervention communities that participated in the obesity prevention program compared with students in control communities not participating in the program. Fourth-graders and seventh-graders were more likely to drink no sugary beverages, drink water, and spend less than 2 hours per day watching television or playing video/computer games after the intervention compared to before. However, there were no observable improvements in fruit/vegetable or juice consumption, physical activity, or sleep. Authors concluded that this multisector intervention was associated with a modest reduction in obesity and improvements in beverage intake and screen time, which are noteworthy achievements in the context of the challenges of implementing a large-scale intervention in financially constrained communities.
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors bestowed by The Obesity Society. The prestigious “FTOS” designation sets you apart by acknowledging your significant contributions to the field of obesity research, treatment and prevention.
The next deadline for applications is August 18th, 2017.
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Paula Chandler-laney, PhD
Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow John Thyfault.
Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: John P. Thyfault, PhD, Associate Professor, FACSM, FTOS, University of Kansas Medical Center Health Scientist, Kansas City VA Hospital
Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?
A: I study how physical activity and aerobic capacity impact metabolic disease states including fatty liver, insulin resistance and obesity.
Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: I started my PhD in 1999 and my first faculty position in 2005. So I like to think I have been doing obesity/exercise related research for 18 years now.
Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?
A: Find something to work on that you are very passionate about. There will be ups and downs and a true passion for something will carry you through all of it. Never give up.
Q: Why did you decide to join TOS?
A: It is an organization that truly represents all disciplines that are involved with obesity.
Q: How has TOS helped your career?
A: It has been wonderful for networking and making collaborations with other scientists. It has also opened my eyes to different areas of research that are focused on obesity. Continue reading more here.
Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds — throwing people into a vicious cycle that seems impossible to escape. Now, a new study published in the journal Obesity offers a strategy that may help. In a group of overweight women, mindfulness training reduced stress and fasting blood sugar levels better than traditional health-education classes.
Medical News Bulletin
A recently published study examined the role of polymannuronic acid as a possible intervention to ameliorate obesity and the accompanying inflammation, using a mouse model. They find that obese mice that were fed polymannuronic acid had reduced weight gain, decreased appetite, less inflammation and a more normal composition of gut bacteria.
An expectant mom might want to think twice about quenching her thirst with soda.
The more sugary beverages a mom drank during mid-pregnancy, the heavier her kids were in elementary school compared with kids whose mothers consumed less of the drinks, a new study finds. At age 8, boys and girls weighed approximately 0.25 kilograms more — about half a pound — with each serving mom added per day while pregnant, researchers report online in Pediatrics.
Medical News Today
Each year, millions of us go on diets in an attempt to lose weight, but not all of us succeed. A new study has uncovered two biomarkers that could predict how effective certain diets will be for weight loss, particularly for people prediabetes or diabetes.
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