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:3/24/2015)... March 24, 2015   NexID Biometrics LLC, ... security-authentication needs, today announced the beginning of shipments of ... The company, based in Potsdam, ... three-day Connect:ID Expo, which began here today at the ... version 2.0 of its SDK boosts the accuracy rate ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... YORK , March 23, 2015   HOYOS ... property management company, today announced that the Company will ... for both enterprise and consumers at Connect:ID on March ... HOYOS Labs will highlight the IEEE Biometric ... TM ; and enterprise access control system. BOPS ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020" ... sensor market is projected to grow at a ... electronics, automotive, industrial and healthcare sectors are the ... In addition, adoption of MEMS technology in sensors ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3
... found why women have an edge in keeping a healthier ... - at least before reaching menopause. Premenopausal women are ... in general, but afterward their risks are essentially the same ... Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia. ...
... Sciences has awarded Arthur Grossman, of the Carnegie Institution,s ... Medal "in recognition of excellence in published research on ... the Helen P. Smith Fund. Grossman is ... about Chlamydomonas, a tiny green alga affectionately called Chlamy, ...
... This release is available in German . ... year as a result of pneumococcal infection, which causes ... and the elderly are especially at risk. Vaccines are ... and increasing resistance to antibiotics is making treatment more ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension 2Carnegie's Arthur Grossman receives Gilbert Morgan Smith medal 2Deceiving cell walls 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... HONG KONG , May 4, 2015 ... or the "Company"), China,s leading ... cell processing and stem cell storage services, today announced ... Holdings Limited ("Golden Meditech"), a Hong Kong ... the Company, has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... treatment options for patients with arm and hand ... rehabilitation exoskeleton at its Oakbrook Terrace network site. ... foundation, the Armeo®Spring is a highly-regarded treatment option ... In acquiring the Armeo®Spring, Marianjoy becomes one of ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a leading North American IT ... the proud recipient of two Cisco® Partner Summit Country awards. ... the Year and Security Partner of the Year for ... place this week in Montreal . ... two Cisco partner awards at this year,s conference," said ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... UTHR ) announced today that Roger Jeffs , ... provide an overview and update on the company,s business at ... in Boston, Massachusetts . The ... 3:30 PM Eastern Time, and can be accessed via a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of a Transaction Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 Held by KKR 2China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of a Transaction Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 Held by KKR 3Marianjoy Acquires Armeo®Spring Arm and Hand Rehabilitation Exoskeleton at Oakbrook Terrace Facility 2Softchoice recognized with two Country Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2015 2
... Wash., March 6 Cardiac Science,Corporation (Nasdaq: ... advanced cardiac diagnosis,resuscitation, rehabilitation, and informatics products, ... its leading product brands (Burdick(R),HeartCentrix(R), Powerheart(R), and ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050913/SFTU139LOGO ), "We believe ...
... March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc.,("Dragon" ... BBSE: DRP), a leading,international pharmaceutical company today ... capacity for its core products 7ACA and,Clavulanic ... order to meet increasing,demand from its customers. ...
... Acura,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACUR ) reported 2007 fourth ... compared to net income,of $3.9 million, or $0.44 loss per ... below) for the same quarter in 2006.,For the year ended ... million, or $0.11 per share compared to a net loss ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cardiac Science Unveils Major Brand Change; Strategy to Lift Brand Awareness 2Cardiac Science Unveils Major Brand Change; Strategy to Lift Brand Awareness 3Cardiac Science Unveils Major Brand Change; Strategy to Lift Brand Awareness 4Dragon announces new product launch; increase in annual production output capacity 2Dragon announces new product launch; increase in annual production output capacity 3Dragon announces new product launch; increase in annual production output capacity 4Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2007 4th Quarter and Annual Financial Results; Sets 2008 Expectations 2Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2007 4th Quarter and Annual Financial Results; Sets 2008 Expectations 3Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2007 4th Quarter and Annual Financial Results; Sets 2008 Expectations 4Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2007 4th Quarter and Annual Financial Results; Sets 2008 Expectations 5Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2007 4th Quarter and Annual Financial Results; Sets 2008 Expectations 6
... The IHC Select Immunoperoxidase Secondary Detection System ... or goat IgG in the Primary Antibody. ... present in the specimen. Any excess antibody ... Antibody Reagent (conjugated to biotin) is added ...
... Protein Purification Protocols covers a wide range ... novice and experienced researchers in all areas ... excerpt from the books preface illustrates just ... your research library., The chapters introduce the ...
... long double stranded RNA (dsRNA) has been ... diverse group of organisms as well as ... to the inhibition of protein expression by ... messenger RNA (mRNA). Attempts to induce RNA ...
... movement counts, similar to an infrared beam break ... subjects at once, in two frames of reference, ... experimental group at once, and allow social interaction ... a variety of other spatial behavior situations, including ...
Biology Products: