In the Media Tag: obesity

UTHSC team receives $3M grant for new study on managing obesity in disadvantaged groups

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) research team has secured a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test health technology in managing obesity in disadvantaged groups. The team, led by Dr. Karen Johnson, endowed professor in women’s health and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, will receive… Read More

UTHSC Aims to Shift Doctors From “Pill-Pushing”

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A new statewide initiative aims to shift primary doctors away from “pill-pushing” to treating the root causes of three of Tennessee’s obesity-related natural killers. The new push comes from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Its Tennessee Population Health Consortium is taking aim at heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Genotype associated with high-risk body fat patterns in black, white obese children

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The FADS1 genotype was associated with an unfavorable body composition and high-risk body fat distribution patterns in black and white children with severe obesity, according to study results presented at the 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference. “We conducted this study because we noticed that most of our patients eat modern western diets which contain… Read More

Local researcher discovers, testing fat-burning molecule

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A discovered-in-Memphis molecule that activates estrogen receptors could eventually lead to a new treatment for obesity. Dr. Ramesh Narayanan, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, discovered the molecule nine years ago and said it converts “bad” fat tissue to “good” energy-burning fat.

Anti-obesity Compound Turns ‘Bad’ Fat to ‘Good’ Fat

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New research suggests that a test chemical added to the diet of mice effectively converted bad “white” fat to metabolism-raising good “brown” fat. Brown fat raises metabolism, which helps reduce weight. Published in The FASEB Journal, the research shows that when the chemical, called beta-LGND2, was added to the diet of a test group of mice they… Read More