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UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity
At a time when one in three U.S. children is overweight or obese, Dr. Eliana Perrin has dedicated her research to helping fellow pediatricians and parents "tip the scales" in a healthier direction.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Severe obesity on the rise among U.S. children
Located in UNC Children's News / News
Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes
A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics identifies a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and elevations in related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes—particularly in boys. The study was published in the October 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
Students rate healthy meal options at Try-Day Friday
An innovative program funded by Kohl's department stores introduces healthy meal options to children and then lets them vote on what they like best in an effort to encourage better eating habits in the battle against childhood obesity.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / December
June Stevens, PhD
June Stevens, PhD is Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the American Institute for Cancer Research Distinguished Professor, as well an obesity epidemiologist.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Barry M. Popkin, PhD
Barry M. Popkin, PhD is W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is an expert on The Nutrition Transition around the world, dynamic changes in diet, activity, noncommunicable diseases around the world, U.S. obesity, dietary and physical activity trends, patterns determinants, and consequences.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons
For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genetic links to obesity
UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits.
Located in News / 2015 / February
Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.
A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.
Located in News / 2014 / April
UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners
To support the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Garret Stuber, PhD, will use a new kind of microscope to further his lab’s investigation of brain circuits related to obesity.
Located in News / 2014 / November