Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
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
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.
Sharon J. Herring, an assistant professor of medicine, public health and obstetrics/gynecology at Temple University School of Medicine, physician in...
March 5, 2013
Fast food menus still pack a lot of calories, Temple-led study finds
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 researcher finds link between fatty diet, colon cancer
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Epigenetic markers in healthy colon tissue of colon cancer patients may provide clues to how a fatty diet may increase colon cancer risks a Temple...
March 15, 2012
Whole-family approach helps kids lose excess weight, CORE study finds
A new study led by Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), has found that engaging the whole family in support of a healthy lifestyle can help participants achieve significant reductions in excess weight.
January 13, 2012
Gary Foster, director of Center for Obesity Research and Education
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Gary Foster, PhD, is the director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education and a professor of medicine and public health. He is an...
Girls' physical activity levels drop off as they get older
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A National Institutes of Health study followed girls for a decade beginning at age 8 or 9. Over time, leisure-time physical activity declined...
November 28, 2011
Changing school environment curbs weight gain in children
Small changes in schools lead to big results when it comes to preventing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics. The school-based intervention, which reduced the incidence of overweight by 50 percent, offers a potential means of preventing childhood weight gain and obesity on a large scale. “The increasing prevalence and serious consequences of childhood obesity have pushed us to find solutions that go beyond the clinic and reach greater numbers of children,” said lead author Gary Foster, Ph.D., director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University. “We focused on school because children spend most of their lives there and eat at least one if not two meals there.”
April 7, 2008