Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)

Sleeping more may help kids fight obesity, new study finds
Type: News Story
A study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that lack of sleep may contribute to childhood obesity. Her study, published this week, is the first to examine the impact of sleep on children’s eating behaviors by manipulating the amount of sleep that study participants were able to get.
November 4, 2013
Do mothers’ dieting and weight loss efforts affect their kids?
Type: News Story
Can a mother’s efforts to lose weight have an effect on her children’s weight? That will be the focus of EMPOWER, a year-long study that will examine 66 mothers with children between the ages of 11-16, with the first weight loss group beginning in September. The study is being funded through a College of Health Professions and Social Work Research Seed Grant.
July 10, 2013
Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Type: News Story
Temple Center for Obesity Research and Education Director Gary D. Foster has been appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the U.S. secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
May 31, 2013
Temple obesity researcher honored by Society of General Internal Medicine
Type: Accolade
Sharon J. Herring, an assistant professor of medicine, public health and obstetrics/gynecology at Temple School of Medicine, physician in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Temple Hospital and member of Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine’s Clinician Investigator Award.
March 5, 2013
Study will compare zero-calorie drinks versus water in dieting
Type: News Story
A new study by researchers at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) will compare the effects of zero-calorie drinks and water in the context of weight loss. The center is seeking to recruit up to 150 people to take part in the study, which is being led by CORE Director Gary Foster.
January 8, 2013
Fast food menus still pack a lot of calories, Temple-led study finds
Type: News Story
A recent study led by Katherine W. Bauer, assistant professor in Temple’s Department of Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that the average calorie content of foods offered by eight of the major U.S. fast food restaurants changed very little between 1997 and 2010.
October 17, 2012
Temple researchers take obesity program to community
Type: In the Media
September 17, 2012
Study: Temple-developed program helps children lose weight
Type: In the Media
September 17, 2012
Fruit and vegetable programs help a little
Type: In the Media
September 13, 2012
Community weight loss program helps reduce childhood obesity
Type: News Story
In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education determined that a community-based weight loss program for young people can be a cost-efficient and accessible strategy for reducing childhood obesity.
September 13, 2012
Obesity among Philadelphia students drops
Type: In the Media
September 7, 2012
Low-carb diet gets more support from new analysis
Type: In the Media
August 30, 2012
Feeling fat can become a self-fulfilling prophecy
Type: In the Media
August 28, 2012
School food laws help kids battle obesity, study finds
Type: In the Media
August 14, 2012
Study: Three steps to weight loss
Type: In the Media
July 13, 2012
Sleep deprivation and postpartum weight gain are focus of new study
Type: News Story
Temple researcher Sharon Herring will begin studying whether sleep loss contributes to postpartum weight gain in new mothers. Funded by a $486,000 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Foundation, the study will focus on urban, low-income mothers, who have the highest levels of obesity in America.
July 10, 2012
Obesity study focuses on healthy nutrition in group homes
Type: News Story
Researchers at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education are exploring whether education on healthy nutrition can help people with developmental disabilities who live in community homes to lose weight.
April 23, 2012
Dips help kids take in more vegetables
Type: In the Media
May 1, 2012

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