Nutrition, Diet, and Health
November 14, 2016 | General News
Significant donation boosts food scholarship and Student Affairs programs
Like dozens of his fellow University of Georgia students, Kyle McReynolds used to worry about finding enough money for his next meal. "You want to be engaged in class, engaged in studying, but all you can think about is how you're going to pay for the next thing," said McReynolds, a junior majoring in business management from Warner Robins. McReynolds and his classmates are now able to focus on their studies thanks to the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship. The food scholarship and other programs that support students just got a big boost from University of Georgia graduate Jess Stokely, who is contributing $900,000 to the food scholarship and $1.5 million to general support for students.
November 10, 2016 | Research News
Growth in SNAP retailers followed enrollment spike during recession, UGA researchers report
Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014.
July 19, 2016 | Research News
Depression’s stigma can be a barrier to African-Americans seeking treatment, study finds
The stigma attached to mental illness creates a barrier for many seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on the help-seeking behaviors of black Americans, a small in-depth qualitative study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests.
July 6, 2016 | Research News
Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use
Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs.
June 20, 2016 | Research News
For children with Tourette syndrome, environmental responses to tics play big role
In a study published in Child Psychiatry and Human Development, University of Georgia researchers found that environmental responses to tics in a child with Tourette syndrome play a significant role in helping or hindering that child's ability to fight the urge to tic.
June 16, 2016 | Research News
Study: Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
June 16, 2016 | General News
Rolling farmers markets help metro-Atlanta residents stock up on fresh food
Summer isn't quite the same without fresh corn, beans, okra and tomatoes, but many Georgians don't have easy access to the state's bounty of produce.
June 8, 2016 | Research News
Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks
Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
June 6, 2016 | Research News
Just a few more bites: Defining moderate eating varies by individual, study finds
Though eating in moderation might be considered practical advice for healthy nutrition, a new University of Georgia study suggests the term's wide range of interpretations may make it an ineffective guide for losing or maintaining weight.
June 3, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers to study effects of Georgia policy designed to curb opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Georgia will use a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the effect of public policy aimed at limiting potential misuse and potentially inappropriate prescribing of opioids in vulnerable populations.
June 2, 2016 | General News
UGA meal plan scholarship program to expand
More University of Georgia students will be able to concentrate on their education and worry less about finding meals thanks to a significant six-figure gift from the R. Halsey Wise and Lisha S. Wise Family Foundation to the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship, which is an integral part of UGA's commitment to overall need-based scholarship programs.
June 1, 2016 | Research News
Eating diet high in polyunsaturated fats can protect against effects of ‘splurge’ meals, study finds
A diet that includes higher amounts of polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like walnuts and salmon, can help offset the detrimental effects of the occasional meal high in saturated fats, University of Georgia researchers have shown in a small clinical study.
May 23, 2016 | Research News
Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.
May 2, 2016 | Research News
Diagnosing mononucleosis: UGA’s Mark Ebell works to expedite proper treatment
The University of Georgia's Mark Ebell wasn't impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn't—a subject he discusses in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.