December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA research shows that food portion size and shape can deceive the brain
As the holiday season gears up, beware of the popular tip that advises dieters to eat only half the food on their plate. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, that advice can play tricks on the brain-and the waistline.
November 14, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension sets challenge to help keep holiday pounds off
Holidays can be a time of continuous feasts for some, leading to excess pounds when it's all over. To ward off the unwanted weight, University of Georgia Extension is offering the "Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge," a free program that seeks to help Georgians avoid the overeating usually so common to the season.
September 20, 2013 | Events on Campus
Leading expert on genetics of obesity to deliver Boyd Lecture at UGA
World-renowned geneticist Claude Bouchard, professor and director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will deliver the fall 2013 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture at the University of Georgia. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center's Mahler Hall. His lecture is titled "The Obesity Epidemic: Reflection on Contentious Issues."
September 9, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA public health dean joins governor’s childhood obesity advisory council
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has accepted an invitation by Gov. Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia's efforts to fight childhood obesity as a part of the newly formed Governor's Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity.
September 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA Center receives $10.4 million grant renewal for glycobiology research
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the National Center for Biomedical Glycomics, a consortium of UGA faculty and staff working to develop new technologies for the analysis of glycans.
June 28, 2013 | Research News
Inflammation may be key to obesity-related disease
If current trends continue, roughly 42 percent of the people in the U.S. will be obese by the year 2030, according to the Trust for America's Health. As obesity rates climb to unprecedented levels, an equally dramatic increase in new cases of obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and arthritis is expected.
June 19, 2013 | Research News
Adolescent obesity influenced by both community, genetics
Genetic sensitivity and community adversity combine to increase the risk of obesity among adolescents, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by University of Georgia researchers Kandauda Wickrama and Catherine Walker O'Neal.
June 19, 2013 | Research News
UGA experts available to speak on AMA’s decision to label obesity a disease
The American Medical Association's recent decision to label obesity as a disease comes with many questions as patients, physicians, insurers and others view the condition in a new light.
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.