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A new study from Columbia pediatricians found that new mothers are more receptive to educational materials that contain facts, not criticism, about sugary drinks.
A group of clinical trials showed that pregnant women can prevent excess weight gain with a healthy diet and physical activity.
Researchers have identified thousands of molecules—produced by “junk” DNA—that are found only in human fat cells and play an important role in how we store and use fat.
By studying “overfed” mice, CUIMC researchers have found evidence for a hormone that helps obese animals return to their normal weight.
- January 22, 2015
A round-up of the Mailman School's recent research and upcoming events on obesity prevention.
- September 17, 2014
Study: Mothers and children who are overweight fail to recognize abnormal weight, which may lead to distorted perceptions of what is acceptable and healthy.
- May 22, 2014
Researchers discovered how common obesity gene contributes to weight gain
- January 31, 2014
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
- November 26, 2013
Women with PTSD gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health.