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Novel Blood Thinner Therapy Could Reduce Obesity Diseases

Monday, November 6, 2017
James Luyendyk and Anna Kopec

Obesity-related illnesses are a critical health concern in many countries, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36.5 percent of adults in America…

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MSU Researchers Find How Belly Fat Could Increase Cancer Risk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A…

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Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Alexander Johnson

Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain,…

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Doctoral Research: Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday, April 15, 2016

Michigan State University doctoral student Ashley Sanderlin presents “Modifiable Risk Factors for  Alzheimer’s Disease: Investigating Obesity and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Early Cognitive Impairment,” an overview of her Alzheimer’s…

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Fat Cells Outlive Skinny Ones

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Min-Hao Kuo

Cells with higher fat content outlive lean cells, says a new study from Michigan State University. This study has implications for larger organisms, such as humans, as the…

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Effects of Maternal Health on Child Behavioral and Cognitive Development

Friday, September 18, 2015

Michigan State University research Jean Kerver and Nigel Paneth discuss, “Archives for Research in Child Health in Child Development: Effects of Maternal Weight, Iodine Status and Thyroid Function…

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Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
woman on scale

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a…

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MSU Researchers Celebrate National Nurses Week

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Nurses Week is Wed., May 6 through Tues., May 12, 2015. MSU’s College of Nursing researchers are known nationally for their work in the management of chronic…

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Exploring How ‘Bad’ Belly Fat Influences Blood Pressure

Monday, April 20, 2015

Michigan State University researchers, who were the first to suggest that high blood pressure could be caused by belly fat hormones “talking” with blood vessels in the abdomen,…

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MSU Leads $4.7Mil. Project to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Michigan State University researchers will lead a $4.7 million effort to tackle childhood obesity, one of the nation’s biggest health challenges,…

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