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UNC researchers to test worksite weight loss programs

March 21, 2007 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are recruiting more than 1,200 overweight employees at several North Carolina colleges and universities for a study of workplace weight-loss programs. The project will test four worksite-based weight-loss programs. Researchers hope to uncover cost-effective ways for employers to help employees lose weight... Read more »

High-fruit, low-meat diet reduces colon cancer risk, UNC study finds

March 20, 2007 People who eat a high-fruit, low-meat diet have about half the risk of developing precancerous colon polyps than those who eat a high-meat diet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found.Surprisingly, the study also found that people who eat a high-vegetable, moderate-meat diet have essentially the same risk of... Read more »

Zeng and Lin read paper to Royal Statistical Society

  March 13, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Donglin Zeng Photograph of Dr. Danyu Lin Drs. Donglin Zeng and Danyu Lin, professors in the School’s Department of Biostatistics, read a paper to the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) at its Ordinary Meeting in London on Jan. 31, 2007. The paper provides a new statistical methodology that can... Read more »

UNC study shows state autism rates in line with national average

February 08, 2007 One of every 154 North Carolina children meet the criteria for autism spectrum disorder, according to a report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate among North Carolina children is about the same as the national rate reported by the CDC, according to researchers at the... Read more »

Newborn brains grow vision and movement regions first

February 07, 2007 The regions of the brain that control vision and other sensory information grow dramatically in the first few months following birth, while the area that controls abstract thought experiences very little growth during the same period, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. The researchers discovered that the back... Read more »

Annual reports showcase School’s research and service achievements

February 06, 2007 The School of Public Health’s Office of Research and North Carolina Institute for Public Health have recently released annual reports, showcasing the School’s research and service activities across our state and nation and around the world. The Office of Research report, available as a PDF at www.sph.unc.edu/research/our_research_and_its_impact.html, includes several stories that highlight... Read more »