In the Media Tag: Webb A. Smith

Childhood Obesity Research Changing Lives in the Mid-South

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Childhood obesity is a serious health problem, affecting 13.7 million American children and adolescents ages 2 to 19, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity puts children at risk for poor health and disproportionately affects Hispanic and African-American communities, the CDC has found. Webb Smith, who earned a doctorate… Read More

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