Nutrition, Diet, and Health
January 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
UN World Food Director to speak at UGA School of Law symposium
Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will visit the University of Georgia School of Law on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law's conference.
January 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
Disease detective kicks off ‘Voices from the Vanguard’ lecture series
A Stanford University physician and global health expert will open the eighth annual "Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard" lecture series Jan. 14 in the University of Georgia Chapel.
January 3, 2013 | General News
Radon exposure causes more deaths each year than drunk driving
Radon is tasteless, odorless and invisible, but the radioactive gas still kills more Americans every year than drunk driving-one reason why University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts advise Georgians to test their homes. It is the most common cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and causes about 21,000 deaths a year.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
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.
November 16, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds anxiety linked to chest pain in children
Psychological factors can have as much-or more-impact on pediatric chest pain as physical ones, a University of Georgia study found recently. UGA psychologists discovered pediatric patients diagnosed with noncardiac chest pain have higher levels of anxiety and depression than patients diagnosed with innocent heart murmurs-the noise of normal turbulent blood flow in a structurally normal heart.
October 24, 2012 | General News
Growing “braaains”: New UGA seminar uses zombies to teach about infectious diseases
Ah, the humble zombie, bereft of all emotion save for an insatiable lust for human flesh. These nightmarish ghouls have recently gone from horror movie cannon fodder to virtual pop icons, shuffling and groaning their way onto television shows, novels, video games and toy markets. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have gotten in on the fun with its own tongue-in-cheek Web page dedicated to educating the public about zombie preparedness.
October 22, 2012 | General News
UGA Food Services offers mobile ‘Build Your Plate’ option
The University of Georgia Food Services is now offering a to-go version of its Build Your Plate website. Designed specifically for students, the mobile website will give anyone eating on the UGA campus an easier way to navigate through menu options and calculate nutritional information.
October 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA discovery sheds light on Alzheimer’s mystery
In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain. Several decades later, abnormal protein structures called Hirano bodies also were frequently observed in patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
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."
October 12, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate sustainability, food with local food forum
Local Foods UGA, a forum designed to promote University of Georgia-based local food initiatives, will be held Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building located at 285 S. Jackson St.
August 24, 2012 | Research News
West Nile numbers up this year; UGA gives tips on mosquito protection
Entomologists and public health officials are worried that a near record number of Georgians will be sickened with West Nile virus in 2012. The virus usually peaks between Aug. 15 and Sep. 15 in Georgia but had an earlier start this year.
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.
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.
June 28, 2012 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: SeeFit Tour to make stops in Athens, Marietta to benefit UGA research
A coast-to-coast fundraising tour that aims to raise $50,000 for vision-related research at the University of Georgia will make stops in Athens on June 29 and Marietta on June 30.