BUSM Study Reveals B cells as Therapeutic Targets to Alter Obesity-Associated Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

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BUSM Study Reveals B cells as Therapeutic Targets to Alter Obesity-Associated Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 12, 2013, Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – New research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reveals that B cells regulate obesity-associated inflammation and type 2 diabetes through two specific mechanisms. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates the importance of continuing to explore B […]

BUSM study identifies Adenosine Receptor’s role in regulating high fat diet-induced obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates that the A2b-type adenosine receptor, A2bAR, plays a significant role in the regulation of high fat, high cholesterol diet-induced symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The findings, which are published online in PLoS ONE, also identify […]

Study Finds Socioeconomic Status Linked to Weight Gain and Risk of Obesity in African American Women

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Socioeconomic status across one’s lifetime is related to weight gain and risk of obesity in African American women, according to a new study led by researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. These findings currently appear online in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The researchers followed […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Americans at LARGE Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took the vital signs of Americans and declared that more needs to be done to combat obesity. Currently, 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Excess body fat increases your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes — all major killers of Americans. […]

Hospitalizations of obese kids and teens nearly doubles

Obese children hospitalized for such related conditions as asthma, diabetes, gallbladder disease, pneumonia and mental disorders soared dramatically, both in patient numbers and total costs. The published study prompted Caroline Apovian, MD, Boston Medical Center director of the Obesity Research Center, to call for a national health plan effort “to stave off a curtailed healthy future […]

Except for Colorado and Mass., obesity among adults and baby boomers rising

In the nation’s annual obesity rankings, 23 states reported higher adult obesity rates over the past year with concerns about Medicare’s higher costs to treat fat baby boomers. Colorado had the lowest rate of obese adults followed by Massachusetts and Connecticut. Caroline Apovian,MD, Director of Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, can discuss […]