Evidence-Based Strategies in Weight Loss Mobile Apps

submitted by: spagoto
Background: Physicians have limited time for weight-loss counseling, and there is a lack of resources to which they can refer patients for assistance with weight loss. Weight-loss mobile applications (apps) have the potential to be a helpful tool, but the extent to which they include the behavioral strategies included in evidence-based interventions is unknown. Purpose: The primary aims of the study were to determine the degree to which commercial weightloss mobile apps include the...
Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Kristin Schneider, Mirjana Jojic, Michelle DeBiasse, Devin Mann

Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diet-exercise-advice-to-reduce/id43... . Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance, works with patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center to change behaviors based on nutrition and physical activity. Basen-Engquist’s goal is to find the best psychological and social interventions to alter unhealthy behaviors that increase cancer risk. Listen to Basen-Engquist describe her research and...

Breast cancer patients offers health tips

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Exercise, healthy diet and doing activities to keep you mentally alert are just some of the tips MD Anderson breast cancer patient, Doris Thomas, offers in this video.

Objective Assessment of Obesogenic Environments in Youth: Geographic Information System Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study

submitted by: Lawrence Frank
Background GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture “playability” and proximity to healthy food. These constructs should be considered when measuring potential child obesogenic environments. Purpose The aim of this study was to describe the development of GIS-based multicomponent physical activity and nutrition environment indicators of child obesogenic environments in the San Diego and Seattle regions. Methods Block group–level...
Authors: Lawrence Frank, Brian E. Saelens, James Chapman, James Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Sarah C. Couch, Vincent Learnihan, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain

Cancer prevention: what is energy balance?

submitted by: mdanderson
What is energy balance? It may sound like a strange term, but it basically means equalizing the amount of calories you take in with how much you burn through exercise, metabolism and body processes. Since obesity is one of the leading causes of cancer, Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Susan Schembre, Ph.D., R.D., both assistant professors in Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center, study behaviors and biological processes associated with linking...

Exercise Scientist - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Beth Mooradian is fascinated by how the body works, always ready with more questions. Her job allows her to travel the world finding the answers. Find out what it's like to be an exercise scientist.

Meet George - A Life Worth Living

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be old? More specifically 92 years old.

Meet George.

George has news for you because he claims to be the luckiest man on Earth. He's been called 'cute' and 'precious' and a 'remarkable human being'. Sit down for 10 minutes and see how George will change your perspective on life.

Dr. Cohen's Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Patients

submitted by: mdanderson

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., discusses a new clinical trial that will test the effects of lifestyle changes on cancer recurrence. Breast cancer patients in the study will receive coaching on nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and strengthening their social connections.

Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

submitted by: gowanc
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero

European Research for diabetes patients

submitted by: COMED2010

The prevalences of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and the metablic syndrome are rising rapidly both in Europe and worldwide. There is evidence that this is due to the population taking less exercise and becoming more sedentary, coupled with the increased consumption of high fat, low fibre foods (fast food or convenience food). The EXGENESIS consortium aims to provide insights into the reasons why poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to increasing levels of obesity and diabetes.