Navigation Links
Improved living environments can reduce health problems for women and children
Date:10/20/2011

morbidly obese with a body mass index at or above 40, and 20 percent had diabetes.

"These findings provide strong evidence that the environments in low-income neighborhoods can contribute to poor health," said Ludwig.

The research team included another University of Chicago faculty member, Stacy Tessler Lindau, associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology, who is also an expert in urban health. "Obesity and diabetes are among the biggest health problems facing our country, and they are preventable. But preventing these conditions through interventions that target individual behavioral change has proven very difficult," she said.

"This study shows that where a woman lives with her children may, in part, determine whether she develops serious, costly, life-shortening diseases like diabetes and extreme obesity. Giving a low-income woman the opportunity to move with her children to a less impoverished neighborhood appears to lower her risk of diabetes and extreme obesity," said Tessler Lindau.

Disadvantaged community environments that contribute to extreme obesity and diabetes could help explain the increase over time in these health problems. The study's findings could also help explain disparities in obesity and diabetes prevalence across race and ethnic lines in the United States.

"The increase in U.S. residential segregation according to income in recent decades suggests that a larger portion of the population is being exposed to distressed neighborhood environments," they write in the paper. "Minorities are also more likely than whites to live in distressed areas."

"These results highlight the great importance of learning more about what specific aspects of the social or physical environment reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity; for example, greater access to grocery stores, more opportunities for physical activity or feelings of greater safety and reduced psychological stress," said Ludwig.

"Giv
'/>"/>

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Breeding soybeans for improved feed
2. First proof in patients of an improved magic bullet for cancer detection and radio-therapy
3. Improved method for capturing proteins holds promise for biomedical research
4. U of M researchers use improved imaging technique; discover a better approach to diagnosing epilepsy
5. Trastuzumab and chemotherapy improved survival in HER2-postive breast and brain cancer patients
6. New genetic map of potato may lead to improved crops
7. Nanowire-based sensors offer improved detection of volatile organic compounds
8. China needs improved administrative system for nuclear power safety
9. IOF calls for improved strategies to close the treatment gap and reduce future burden of fractures
10. NPL helps Senceive to offer improved monitoring of structural assets across the UK
11. NIST seeks improved recovery of samples from biohazard events
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2015)... CLARA, Calif. , Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company focused on improving the user experience and ... and vision technologies, today announced that its ... voice biometric authentication software to be FIDO ... tested TrulySecure for compliance with the FIDO UAF ...
(Date:8/17/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , Aug. 17, 2015  NXT-ID, ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... announces its new sales campaign for Q4 2015. The ... winning marketing team consisting of Amplitude Marketing Group ( ... Amplitude Marketing Group is a leader in retail driven ...
(Date:8/11/2015)... , August 11, 2015 Today, ZUK ... Already received as well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate ... FPC,s communicated revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. ... is a prominent smartphone manufacturer in ... ZUK selected FPC1 155 for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 2TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 3TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 4TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 5NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 3FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1155 in ZUK's Smartphone Z1 2
... of immune cell DNA in the blood could help ... will successfully restore a population of infection-fighting cells called ... at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is published in ... predict whether children receiving such a transplant will experience ...
... causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may spread through the ... as previous research had shown. , SARS coronavirus was detected ... outbreak in Toronto, according to a new study published in ... shows patients in hospital bays near a SARS patient had ...
... succeeded in discovering and isolating a new protein,from ... that could have consequences for development of future,nanocapsules ... being obtained from plant tissue, the protein can ... recombinant protein in,bacteria, making it highly available for ...
Cached Biology News:Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation 2Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation 3Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation 4New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible 2The death of a very special chimpanzee 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Personalized Medicine, presented two studies at the International Spine Intervention Society’ ... 28th, 2015 through to August 1st, 2015. With a focus on evidence-based research ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... Since the initial launch of FireflySci Inc. (FFS) in early 2015, the company continues to ... such as the Fonz in a lab coat and Large Marge have been posted on ... , FireflySci is proud to be the only cuvette manufacturer is the world ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTC Market: PTGEF, ... Company Limited (Biohaven), announced today that dosing has ... a glutamate modulating agent. Biohaven filed an investigational ... clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... 54% equity interest in Biohaven, a private company. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA) today announced ... Japan Society of HTLV-1, held this week at the ... of the Society is to promote research on HTLV-1 ... medical technology and research related to these fields to ... "HUYA is proud to support this prestigious conference," said ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 3Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 4Cuvette Manufacturer FireflySci Launches Back to School Deals with Complimentary Shipping On All Orders 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4
... Calif., May 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Kiwa Bio-Tech Products ... of an agreement establishing a joint venture ... On May 9, General Manager of ... Ruijun Li and his associates visited Kiwa,s,headquarters ...
... DANBURY, Conn., May 13 Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq:,BIOD) today ... in,the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI), effective as of the ... pleased to be included in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ... consistent,achievement of its goals," stated Dr. Solomon Steiner, Chairman ...
... Leading Companies that Promote a ... Healthy Workplace, ... a national non-profit organization of large,employers, today named GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) a ... employees and their,families., GSK was among 52 employers to receive ...
Cached Biology Technology:Kiwa Bio-Tech Confirms Joint Venture Agreement With Shijiazhuang Huaxing Animal Medicine Co., Ltd. 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Confirms Joint Venture Agreement With Shijiazhuang Huaxing Animal Medicine Co., Ltd. 3Biodel Inc. Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 2GlaxoSmithKline Named A Top Employer for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 2GlaxoSmithKline Named A Top Employer for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 3GlaxoSmithKline Named A Top Employer for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 4
Supplemental reagent for annexin V assay....
Conjugate Quality Control Evaluation Specificity: Conjugate Quality Control Evaluation ...
Ultra-sensitive, non-radioactive detection of rat Big Endothelin-1 (Big ET-1)...
... Design , Customer Peptide Synthesis , 20 Amino Acid ... , 20 mg will return to customer for future usage ... 2 , Maintenance 102 days/each , ... x5 /each , Test bleed (app. 5 ...
Biology Products: