February 14, 2019
A study conducted jointly by researchers at Diego Portales University, University of Chile and the Gillings School found that Chilean mothers understood and perceived the benefits of the country’s new policies aimed at combating childhood obesity -- and that their awareness influenced their spending habits. Dr. Lindsey Smith Taillie is a co-author.
February 14, 2019
February 8, 2019
A team of Gillings School researchers set out to develop a statistical method that can be used in conjunction with data from continuous glucose monitors to help people with Type 1 diabetes better manage their disease. Photo by Alan Levine.
January 16, 2019
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis is senior author of an article published today in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Photo by Nadine Primeau.
Researchers identify natural molecule that binds to and enhances function of ‘tumor-suppressor’ protein
January 1, 2019
Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a molecule that activates and increases the function of the p53 tumor-suppressor protein, which could lead to more novel and targeted approaches to cancer treatment.
December 14, 2018
Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented. Drs. Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin are study co-authors. Photo by Francesco Gallarotti.
November 28, 2018
The prevalence of optimal metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
November 27, 2018
A team led by Gillings School researchers examined the retail experience of customers of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and identified ways in which the experience of WIC recipients could be improved.
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.
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.