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New Obesity Collaboration between Sanofi-Aventis and UNC Nutrition

May 05, 2006 The UNC Department of Nutrition and Sanofi-Aventis will undertake a new collaboration to perform a study on the consequences of obesity and weight change using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) database.”We are very grateful for this support from Sanofi-Aventis as it will enhance and complement UNC’s fight against the global... Read more »

Study shows obese adults not aware of own obesity

April 11, 2006 Do the obese know they are obese? Apparently not, according to a study by University of North Carolina scientists.Obese men and women are reasonably accurate when it comes to reporting their own weight, say researchers, but they are much more likely than normal weight persons to misjudge how much weight falls into... Read more »

Report sheds new light on benefits, harms of cesarean deliveries

March 29, 2006 Soon-to-be mothers and their clinicians need to thoughtfully consider the positive and negative outcomes, for both mothers and babies, of cesarean delivery on maternal request, according to a new report by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (RTI-UNC) Evidence-based Practice Center. Cesarean delivery on maternal request is... Read more »

Overcoming obesity

March 24, 2006 UNC researchers explore the genetic, environmental and individual components of obesity and weigh in with solutions West Boulevard Elementary student on Walk to School Day It’s no secret that the United States has a weight problem. Sixty-five percent of American adults are either overweight or obese according to the latest National Health... Read more »

UNC nutrition professor leads creation of Healthy Beverage Guidelines

March 07, 2006 American adults consume an estimated 21 percent of their daily calories from beverages – twice as much as the 10 percent recommended by the World Health Organization.The Beverage Guidance Panel, initiated and led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, wants to reverse that trend and help people understand... Read more »

UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated

January 30, 2006 Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers disagree with a prominent Colorado attorney’s contention that talk of a national and global epidemic of obesity is exaggerated.Writing in the February 2006 issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos says that the “current rhetoric about... Read more »