October 12, 2018
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been reappointed to a 5-year term as chair of the Gillings School's nutrition department. "I am impressed and highly motivated on a daily basis by the deep dedication and incredible talent of our department's students, faculty and staff,” she said.
October 12, 2018
October 4, 2018 Approximately 36 percent of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes are overweight or obese. A recent study found that, especially among females in this population, markers of lower socioeconomic status may be associated with higher body fat in the first decade following diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes.
Go NapSACC awarded $3M NIH grant to improve healthy eating and activity practices in child care programs
October 3, 2018 A four-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support a study to help ensure the adoption of healthy eating and physical activity practices by child care programs. The grant will bring Go NapSACC, an evidence-based program developed by Dr. Dianne Ward, to child care providers in Kentucky. Photo by Leo Rivas.
September 30, 2018 Previous studies have demonstrated a connection between obesity and a person’s risk of developing colon and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, scientists are investigating approaches that can break that relationship. Dr. Steven Hursting has co-authored an extensive review of research establishing the biological links between obesity and various gastrointestinal cancers, and of studies showing how various weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.
September 23, 2018 Black and Hispanic children with Type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of experiencing poorer glucose control over time, a finding that shows minority health disparities in patients with diabetes begins soon after diagnosis, according to new research published in JAMA. Medical and doctoral student Anna Kahkoska led the study. Photo by Patrick Giblin.
New study finds FLEX intervention improves psychosocial outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes
September 13, 2018 Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis led a study to test the efficacy of Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change (FLEX), an 18-month intervention to improve outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. Photo courtesy of TV Brazil.
Styblo, Fry awarded NIH grant to examine impact of pre- and postnatal exposure to arsenic on diabetes
September 8, 2018 Drs. Mirek Styblo and Rebecca Fry were awarded more than $2.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to study diabetes associated with exposure to arsenic, a common drinking water and food contaminant. Photo by Paul Istoan.
September 5, 2018 As an appointed member of the N.C. Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, Amanda Holliday will work to ensure the health, safety and welfare of North Carolinians.
August 28, 2018 Drs. Barry Popkin, June Stevens and Deborah Tate received awards from The Obesity Society in recognition of their important leadership in the field. They will be honored at ObesityWeek 2018, the Society's international conference, in Nashville this November.
August 23, 2018 A new study has found a link between early-life alcohol consumption and aggressive, high-grade prostate cancer. The study also found that heavy cumulative alcohol consumption over the course of a man’s life had a similar association with this type of prostate cancer.