Rutgers University Fights Childhood Obesity: The Healthy HomeStyles Research Coalition and Project

Dr. Byrd-Bredbenner’s research focuses on nutrition education and health promotion with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles. Her research systematically studies the complex interplay of personal and environmental factors that influence dietary choices in order to enable health professionals to design effective programs that result in improved nutrition and health. Dr. Byrd-Bredbenner specifically studies obesity […]

Reduced Sleep Leads to Increased Activation of Brain Areas Sensitive to Food

Background The obesity epidemic in the United States is due to an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. Energy balance is controlled by a hormone system. This hormone system transfers information from the body to the brain. A reduction in sleep can affect the hormone system’s control on energy balance. Previous research has found higher […]

What is the Content of the Weight Gained Back After Significant Weight Loss?

Background It is well known that obesity is associated with a great number of health problems, and weight loss could improve such complications. It is also known, however, that some effects of weight loss including loss of muscle mass and bone density can have negative side effects, especially for the older population. Only about 20% […]