The U’s Traci Mann debunks some of our most deeply held beliefs about dieting and obesity. In her book, Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again (Harper-Collins, 2015), Mann shares what she’s learned about eating, dieting, and obesity.
—Legacy, Winter 2019
Two dietitians debate whether you need to eat breakfast to lose weight.
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society.
“It would be interesting to know more about the worksite food environment . . . and if worksites do offer more healthful choices but most workers are choosing the less healthful foods,” said Simone French, a researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis who wasn’t involved in the study.
— Reuters 1/29/19
By Sohayla Shahsavand
— MinnPost 11/16/2018
In a new study, recently published in the journal Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor Susan Mason from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health ruled out poor food choices and eating practices in the childhood home as a major factor in the development of obesity in adults who were maltreated.
—Read more at UMN News 5/5/18.
The research is a joint effort between UCSD, UMN, and VA San Diego Healthcare System; However, each member of the team will specialize in particular facets. To see whether the new therapy method makes a difference compared to cognitive behavioral therapy, UMN Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Carol Peterson, will do comparative research on patients. …
——The Guardian, 11/12/18
In an accompanying editorial, Mark A. Pereira, PhD, of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of …
— Medscape 11/20/18
— Invited Commentary: JAMA Network Open 2018;1(7):3184585.
The Minnesota Obesity Prevention Training (MnOPT) Program is recruiting for one postdoctoral fellowship position that will begin on or after May 1, 2019. Trainee will engage in research that focuses on the biology of obesity, clinical research on human obesity, and applied studies of treatment and prevention in community settings. Deadline for applications is 4pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019. For details and application: http://www.opc.umn.edu/training-program.