September 13, 2019 “Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?”
September 3, 2019 Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School joined forces with students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study on water and food insecurity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
August 29, 2019 Dr. John Joseph Baxter Anderson, 85, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away August 21 at UNC Hospitals. "Beloved by faculty, staff and students throughout the School, John was an esteemed colleague, mentor and friend."
August 16, 2019 Obesity in youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes can lead to early cardiovascular complications in as few as 10 years following diabetes diagnosis, according to new research from the Gillings School.
August 5, 2019 As the number of cancer survivors increases, there is a lack of evidence-based, culturally relevant and supportive care programs for Latino/a cancer survivors. Dr. Carmina G. Valle, assistant professor of nutrition, helped adapt a program to fill this gap.
Study finds evidence that omega-3 fatty acid-derived molecules can improve chronic inflammation in obesity
July 31, 2019 A new article, published in the featured spot of the August 2019 Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shares the latest findings on why metabolites made from omega-3 fatty acids are deficient in people living with obesity — and what that means for related inflammation.
July 9, 2019 “Traditional food insecurity trends are not applicable to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.” That’s how Rawan Ajeen, a recent graduate of the Gillings School, summarizes her findings on food insecurity in Yemen.
UNC Gillings researchers look inside ‘black box’ of weight management interventions for young adults
July 2, 2019 In the United States, young adults (aged 18‐35 years) are experiencing the greatest rates of weight gain, paired with increased cancer risk and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The public health burden among young adults due to obesity is only expected to grow in the future, driving an urgent need for effective weight‐related interventions.
June 12, 2019 The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to run a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss program based on an adapted form of the Mediterranean diet.
May 30, 2019 The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters focused on the epidemiology of diabetes in youth and young adults.