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Studies from University of Texas Reveal New Findings on Obesity

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- Investigators publish new report on Diet and Nutrition Disorders. According to news reporting originating from Austin, Texas, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Cortisol has been associated with preferential visceral adipose tissue (VAT) deposition; however, findings in humans are mixed, which may be clarified when diet is considered. Participants included 165 African-American and Latino, overweight adolescents (BMI% 97.2 +/- 3.2%, ages 13-18, 67% Latino, 66% female)."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "Body composition was determined by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, abdominal fat depots [VAT, subcutaneous (SAT)] by multiple-slice MRI, time-controlled serum sample to measure cortisol, and 2-day multi-pass 24-hour dietary recall. Linear regression analysis examined the cross-sectional relationship between cortisol, and the interaction of diet and cortisol on adiposity measures. Sex, race, age, and total body fat were a priori covariates. There was a significant interaction between cortisol and sugar (total and added) in the prediction of VAT (P-interaction <= 0.05). Amongst participants with high total or added-sugar intake, cortisol was significantly associated with VAT (beta = 0.031 P< 0.001; beta = 0.026 P< 0.001), with no relationship in low consumers of total or added-sugar."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Dietary sugar may play an important role in modifying the relationship between cortisol and VAT, such that cortisol is significantly associated with elevated VAT under conditions of high sugar intake."

For more information on this research see: Modifying Influence of Dietary Sugar in the Relationship Between Cortisol and Visceral Adipose Tissue in Minority Youth. Obesity, 2014;22(2):474-481. Obesity can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Obesity - www.nature.com/oby/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.E. Gyllenhammer, Univ Texas Austin, Dept. of Nutr Sci, Austin, TX 78712, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.J. Weigensberg, D. Spruijt-Metz, H. Allayee, M.I. Goran and J.N. Davis (see also Diet and Nutrition Disorders).

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Austin, United States, North and Central America, Diet and Nutrition Disorders

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