Nutrition, Diet, and Health
April 20, 2016 | Research News
Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
April 15, 2016 | General News
Athens veterinarians to participate in 2016 national service animal eye exam event
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will once again offer free eye exam screenings to service animals this May as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. The Animal Eye Care Clinic, located in Five Points, will also participate in the program.
April 7, 2016 | Research News
Research finds health cost for motivated, disadvantaged youth
There may be a hidden cost to the old adage of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps: Research out of the University of Georgia suggests the unintended stress spurred by upward mobility can pose an unintended health risk later down the road.
April 5, 2016 | Research News
Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication
Exercise can help enhance the effects of blood glucose-lowering medication, according to an award-winning study by a University of Georgia graduate student.
March 29, 2016 | Research News
Narcissism linked to sexual assault perpetration in college, study finds
Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of narcissism and the perpetration of sexual assaults.
March 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA-Griffin to promote mental health awareness during 2016 Psych Day at UGA
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to "Promoting Mental Health AWAREness" on Friday, April 1, in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
March 16, 2016 | Research News
Supportive families can reduce impact of racial discrimination on faster biological aging
A supportive family environment can help reduce the biological impact of racial discrimination on adolescent African-Americans, according to a new study by the University of Georgia's Center for Family Research.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
Researchers make link between genetics, aging
Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease.
February 1, 2016 | Research News
Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.
January 7, 2016 | Research News
UGA nutrition expert applauds latest federal dietary guidelines
While early reaction to the new dietary guidelines released by the federal government on Thursday focused on new warnings about added sugar, sodium and meat, a University of Georgia expert noted the report is largely consistent with previous versions.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
Study looks at reasons for delayed tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission.
December 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA research links inorganic mercury exposure to damaged cell processes
University of Georgia research has found that inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
Harmful bacteria can survive in sandwich crackers, cookies for months, UGA study finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.
December 17, 2015 | Research News
Coffee may improve athletic endurance performance, UGA review finds
The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study.
December 14, 2015 | Research News
Bones of obese children may be in trouble, UGA study finds
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth.