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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski, PhD, Authors Paper on New Study Highlighting the Role of Sugar Metabolism in Heart Disease, Obesity

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Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in the Journal of Immunology that provides novel insights into the biochemistry of the sugar glucose in immune cells critical to obesity and heart… Read More


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Journal Selects Two Papers as Editors’ Choice Offering Insight Into Obesity Intervention Research Done at UTHSC for Active Duty Military

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Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society, has selected two papers as Editors’ Choice articles for its October 2018 issue. The Editors’ Choice articles are hand-picked by the journal’s editors and both papers focus on obesity intervention research done by researchers at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for active duty military personnel… Read More


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UTHSC Research Team Led by Dr. Ramesh Narayanan Identifies Molecule That Could Eventually Lead to Possible New Treatment for Obesity

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A team led by Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA, associate professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Cancer Drug Discovery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has identified a molecule that could eventually lead to a new type of treatment for obesity. A paper by the team detailing the… Read More


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Dr. Karen C. Johnson of UTHSC Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study How Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Affect Aging in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a $2.3 million grant to build on earlier studies to determine if lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss through reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity can meaningfully improve the lives of older individuals with type 2 diabetes over an extended… Read More


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Research Led by Joan C. Han, MD, of UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, May Lead to New and Personalized Treatments for Obesity

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A study led by Joan C. Han, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and founding director of the UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Program, may lead to new approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity based on individual genetic characteristics. The study, funded… Read More


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Unexpected Results from UTHSC NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study

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NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Did Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Study Found Numerous Other Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss Memphis, Tenn. (June 25, 2013) – The results are in for Look AHEAD, an interventional study that focused on getting overweight… Read More