June 10, 2013 | General News
UGA’s veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital now has iPro continuous glucose monitoring devices available for cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus. The devices, commonly used for human patients with diabetes, are used to gather data on the patient's response to insulin.
April 25, 2013 | Research News
Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss
"Eat your veggies" has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.
March 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA grant helps students understand diabetes through virtual gaming
When Scott Brown thinks about the future of education, he sees his undergraduate students taking notes on tablets and looking at 3-D models while maneuvering textbook pages with the flick of a finger.
February 28, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers identify brain pathway triggering impulsive eating
New research from the University of Georgia has identified the neural pathways in an insect brain tied to eating for pleasure, a discovery that sheds light on mirror impulsive eating pathways in the human brain.
February 26, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA Alumni Association supports Obesity Initiative with ‘Dawgs on the Move’
The University of Georgia Alumni Association is partnering with UGA's Obesity Initiative to present "Dawgs on the Move," a program that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
February 4, 2013 | Research News
Public health researcher connects rise in obesity to generational ‘knowledge gap’
A growing generational disconnect between adults and children is putting thousands of years of cultural tradition and culinary knowledge in southern Arizona in jeopardy, according to a recent study by a researcher in the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The impact of this "knowledge gap" could help to explain the rise of childhood obesity, Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Native American and Mexican-American populations in Arizona.
January 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
Expert in reducing obesity in people with disabilities to give 2013 Ramsey Lecture
James H. Rimmer, an expert in developing health programs to reduce obesity in people with disabilities, will give the 2013 Ramsey Lecture on Feb. 13 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
January 8, 2013 | Research News
Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity
On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some areas, these organisms are still a major cause of disease and disability throughout much of the developing world.
November 19, 2012 | General News
UGA Cooperative Extension launches Zero Weight Gain Challenge during holidays
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are proposing tips to help Georgians keep the pounds off during the holiday season. As part of a new program this year, agents are starting the Zero Weight Gain Challenge, which will include weekly emails about ways to reduce the holiday bulge.
October 18, 2012 | Events on Campus
Childhood obesity expert to discuss how behavioral factors influence eating
Leann L. Birch, director of the center for childhood obesity at Penn State University, will discuss her research on the behavioral factors that influence how people eat on a rescheduled date of Jan. 16 from 12:20-1:10 p.m. at the University of Georgia in room 110 of Dawson Hall. Her lecture is titled "Factors that Influence the Developing Controls of Food Intake from Infancy through Adolescence."
September 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers boost efficacy of drugs by using nanoparticles to target ‘powerhouse of cells’
Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted delivery of drugs to cells, but researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.
August 16, 2012 | General News
New class helps people with disabilities combat obesity
The refrain from health professionals around the world remains unchanged: In order to win the war against obesity, Americans must become more active.
August 9, 2012 | Research News
UGA public health researcher receives $2.5 million grant to combat childhood obesity
Marsha Davis, an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Public Health's department of health promotion and behavior, recently received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year grant will support a community-based childhood obesity prevention program in Colquitt County, which is located in southwest Georgia.
July 19, 2012 | Events on Campus
Georgia Commissioner of Public Health to address obesity in Georgia
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and State Health Officer, will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, July 31 to provide an update on adult and childhood obesity in Georgia, and current local and state initiatives to address the epidemic. Her presentation, "A State Perspective on Obesity," will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.
July 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds that physical education mandates not enough in most states
Children need quality physical education to combat obesity and lead healthy lives. Georgia elementary schools make the grade when it comes to providing that education, but middle and high schools in the state don't even come close, according to a University of Georgia study.