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Research - Obesity Studies

Epigenetics Facts on Obesity:                                                                         


Environmental factors in our everyday lives can change our genetic makeup and that of future generations.  Scientists study this in the field of epigenetics, which examines the role of the environment on genes.  By exploring metabolic disorders to uncover new evidence of gene-based links to obesity, scientists are gaining new understanding of the role of chemicals and other exposures on obesity.



Research Studies

  1. Ramalho R, Almeida J, Beltrão M, Pirraco A, Costa R, Sokhatska O, Guardão L, Palmares C, Guimarães JT, Delgado L, Moreira A, Soares R.
    Neurogenic inflammation in allergen-challenged obese mice: a missing link in the obesity-asthma association?
    Exp Lung Res. 2012 Aug;38(6):316-24.

  2. Liu J, Zhang A, Li L.
    Sleep duration and overweight/obesity in children: Review and implications for pediatric nursing.
    J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Jul;17(3):193-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2012.00332.x. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

  3. Rudolf M.
    Prevention of obesity through home visiting up to the age of 2 years.
    BMJ. 2012 Jun 26;344:e3931. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3931. 

  4. Ebbeling CB, Swain JF, Feldman HA, Wong WW, Hachey DL, Garcia-Lago E, Ludwig DS.
    Effects of dietary composition on energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance.
    JAMA. 2012 Jun 27;307(24):2627-34
  5. O╩╝malley G, Hussey J, Roche E.
    A pilot study to profile the lower limb musculoskeletal health in children with obesity. 
    Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012 Fall;24(3):292-8.
  6. Skouteris H, McCabe M, Swinburn B, Newgreen V, Sacher P, Chadwick P.
    Parental influence and obesity prevention in pre-schoolers: a systematic review of interventions.

    Obes Rev. 2010 May 11.
  7. Baker JL, Farpour-Lambert NJ, Nowicka P, Pietrobelli A, Weiss R; Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
    Evaluation of the Overweight/Obese Child - Practical Tips for the Primary Health Care Provider: Recommendations from the Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity

    Obes Facts. 2010;3(2):131-7. Epub 2010 Apr 6.
  8. Naylor PJ, Scott J, Drummond J, Bridgewater L, McKay HA, Panagiotopoulos C.
    Implementing a whole school physical activity and healthy eating model in rural and remote first nation schools: a process evaluation of action schools! BC

    Rural Remote Health. 2010 Apr-Jun;10(2):1296. Epub 2010 May 12.
  9. Reinehr T, Dobe M, Winkel K, Schaefer A, Hoffmann D.
    Obesity in disabled children and adolescents: an overlooked group of patients

    Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2010 Apr;107(15):268-75. Epub 2010 Apr 16.
  10. Kral TV, Rauh EM.
    Eating behaviors of children in the context of their family environment

    Physiol Behav. 2010 Jul 14;100(5):567-73. Epub 2010 May 10.
  11. Haslam D.
    Obesity and diabetes: the links and common approaches

    Prim Care Diabetes. 2010 Jul;4(2):105-12. Epub 2010 May 5.
  12. Harrington JW, Nguyen VQ, Paulson JF, Garland R, Pasquinelli L, Lewis D.
    Identifying the "Tipping Point" Age for Overweight Pediatric Patients

    Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Jul;49(7):638-43. Epub 2010 Feb 11.
  13. Huberty JL, Balluff M, O'Dell M, Peterson K.
    From good ideas to actions: a model-driven community collaborative to prevent childhood obesity
    Prev Med. 2010 Jan;50 Suppl 1:S36-43. Epub 2009 Sep 19




Dr. Mark Hyman - Three Hidden Ways,Wheat Makes You Fat
Adams, J. (2008) Obesity, epigenetics, and gene regulationNature Education 1(1)      
Stöger, Reinhard. Epigenetics and obesity. Pharmacogenomics. 2008 December; 9(12): 1851–1860
Pathak, Dipali. Epigenetics could promote obesity in next generation. 2008 July: Baylor College of Medicine
Franks, Paul W. And Charlotte Ling. Epigenetics and obesity: the devil is in the details. BMC Medicine2010, 8

Revised 07/2012

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