Obesity & Energetic Offerings, March 29, 2013Saturday, March 30, 2013
For several months now, my colleagues at the University of Alabama have been compiling a weekly list of selected obesity related articles in a list they call Obesity and Energetic Offerings.
The list is compiled by David B. Allison, Michelle Bohan-Brown, Emily Dhurandhar, Kathryn Kaiser, and Andrew Brown.
The following is a selection of articles from this week’s list that caught my attention:
Findings Contrary to Hypotheses or Popular Ideas
- Neighborhood walkability was not independently associated with greater walking.
- Food pattern modeling shows that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for sodium and potassium cannot be met simultaneously.
- Limited evidence that work/college-based interventions employing a combination of strategies prevents adult weight gain.
- Duration of Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity: A Generalized Propensity Score Approach.
- RCT: Randomized trial of a family-based, automated, conversational obesity treatment program for underserved populations shows no effect on anthropometric variables.
- RCT: The theoretical advantages of omentectomy in regard to weight loss and obesity-related abnormalities are not confirmed.
- A superactive leptin antagonist alters metabolism and locomotion in high leptin mice.
- Adipose tissue and adipocytes support tumorigenesis and metastasis.
- AMP Activated Protein Kinase Is Indispensable for Myocardial Adaptation to Caloric Restriction in Mice.
- An inhibitor of the protein kinases TBK1 and IKK-ε improves obesity-related metabolic dysfunctions in mice.
- Evidence of behavioral growth compensation and reduced body condition in an aquatic predator exposed to low nutrient inputs.
- Ghrelin and NUCB2/nesfatin-1 are expressed in the same gastric cell and differentially correlated with body mass index in obese subjects.
- Microbes May Slim Us Down After Gastric Bypass.
- The role of MCH in energy homeostasis.
Basic Science: Nutrition
- Chromium supplementation in overweight and obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
- Facts and Controversies in Our Understanding of How Caloric Restriction Impacts the Mitochondrion.
- Meat consumption and mortality – results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.
- Oral and small intestinal sensitivity to fats in lean and obese humans: implications for energy intake regulation in obesity.
- The Effect of Deceptive Advertising on Consumption of the Advertised Good and its Substitutes: The Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products.
- RCT: A Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention in Persons with Serious Mental Illness.
- RCT: Community approach effective in fight against diabetes.
- Using facebook and text messaging to deliver a weight loss program to college students.
- What types of nutrition menu labeling lead consumers to select less energy-dense fast food? An experimental study.
- Relationships between body roundness with body fat and visceral adipose tissue emerging from a new geometrical model.
- Body adiposity index and all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men.
- General and abdominal obesity parameters and their combination in relation to mortality: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis.
- Measurement of waist circumference predicts coronary atherosclerosis beyond plasma adipokines.
- Truth, Bias, and Conflict.
- Does consent bias research?
- Informed Consent, Big Data, and the Oxymoron of Research That Is Not Research (Comment on “Does consent bias research?”).
- Is It Really All about the Money? Reconsidering Non-Financial Interests in Medical Research.
- Physicians build less rapport with obese patients.
- Genes may be reason some kids are picky about food.
- Genome-Wide Association of Pericardial Fat Identifies a Unique Locus for Ectopic Fat.
- Obesity polymorphisms identified in genome-wide association studies interact with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and modify the genetic association with adiposity phenotypes in Yup’ik people.
- This I believe in genetics: discovery can be a nuisance, replication is science, implementation matters.
- Use of genomic biology to study companion animal intestinal microbiota.
- Increasing maternal age is associated with taller stature and reduced abdominal fat in their children.
- Relationship Between Obesity and Obesity-Related Morbidities Weakens With Aging.
- Electronic implant designed to reduce obesity to undergo trials.
- RCT: Ascending Dose Controlled Trial of Beloranib, a Novel Obesity Treatment for Safety, Tolerability and Weight Loss in Obese Women.
- Swallowable Obalon® Gastric Balloons as an Aid for Weight Loss: A Pilot Feasibility Study.
- Telmisartan for Visceral Adiposity in HIV Infection: The Metabolic Abnormalities, Telmisartan, and HIV Infection (MATH) Trial.
- Weight gain and increase of body mass index among children and adolescents treated with antipsychotics: a critical review.
- Why do we need drugs to treat the patient with obesity?
- Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk.
- Measurement error of self-report relative to accelerometer appeared to be affected by intervention.
- SVELTE: Evaluation device of energy expenditure and physical condition for the prevention and treatment of obesity-related diseases through the analysis of a person’s physical activities.
- The ’39 steps’: an algorithm for performing statistical analysis of data on energy intake and expenditure.
- Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live.
- RCT: High caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women.
- RCT: A low glycemic diet lifestyle intervention improves fat utilization during exercise in older obese humans.
- RCT: Canola, High-Oleic Canola Oils Reduce Belly Fat in Adults.
- RCT: Effects of prescribing 1,000 versus 1,500 kilocalories per day in the behavioral treatment of obesity.
- RCT: Effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on plasma acylation stimulating protein, leptin & adiponectin and metabolic parameters.
- RCT: Low-carbohydrate vs energy restricted diets resulted in similar changes in body weight and fat mass but different effects on blood lipids in Chinese women.
- RCT: Modest Changes in Military Dining Facilities Promoted Healthier Eating.
Stigma and Policy
- The psychological burden of obesity: the potential harmful impact of health promotion and education programmes targeting obese individuals.
- Primum Non Nocere: Obesity Stigma and Public Health.
- The Stigma of Obesity Surgery: Negative Evaluations Based on Weight Loss History.
- To pay or not to pay: Public perception regarding insurance coverage of obesity treatment.
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