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Jun. 1 2016

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.

Apr. 27 2016

Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge

A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.

Mar. 16 2016

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.

Mar. 11 2016

UGA to train undergraduate researchers on obesity interventions

The University of Georgia has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to train undergraduate researchers to design childhood obesity interventions while working as counselors at 4-H camps.

Feb. 3 2016

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.

Feb. 1 2016

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.

Jan. 7 2016

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.

Dec. 7 2015

Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and drug and alcohol use among college-aged females.

Nov. 10 2015

UGA to launch inclusive, post-secondary education program in 2017

Students with intellectual or developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy the full University of Georgia experience with the launch of a new inclusive post-secondary education program, Destination Dawgs, beginning in spring 2017.

Oct. 6 2015

UGA receives $8.2 million grant to support families in Georgia child welfare system

A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.

Sep. 9 2015

Becoming parents: Mom’s maternal identity linked to relationship with child’s dad

A mother's maternal identity is closely linked to the relationship she has with her child's father as well as his involvement pre- and post-birth, according to a new study released by University of Georgia researchers.

Jun. 30 2015

UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate

A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community.

Jun. 9 2015

Money talk: UGA study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication

Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples' financial communication.

May. 20 2015

Researchers identify mechanisms linking early adversity, disease later in life

Early socioeconomic adversity, such as poverty, low education and disadvantaged community, has both direct and indirect long-term effects on young adults' cardio-metabolic disease risk, according to researchers within the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

May. 19 2015

UGA-Griffin campus to host preview day on June 6

The University of Georgia Griffin campus will host a preview day on June 6.

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