Nutrition News

Brain circuit connects feeding, mood in response to stressSep 5, 2019
Researchers looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain. 
Baylor earns C. Everett Koop National Health AwardSep 4, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as a winner of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award in 2019 for its workplace health promotion program, BCM BeWell.
Postnatal overnutrition linked to agingAug 26, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
Nutritious back-to-school mealsAug 14, 2019
Planning children’s meals during the school week can be made simple when providing nutritious foods. Alicia Beltran, research dietitian, maps out healthy meals and snacks to feed your child before, during and after school.
Gut-brain connection helps explain obesity from overeatingAug 12, 2019
A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveals a previously unknown gut-brain connection that helps explain how eating extra servings lead to weight gain.
Embrace your travel bug without getting sickJul 24, 2019
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Stacey Rose explains how to avoid getting traveler’s diarrhea on your next trip.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
SRC-1 gene variants linked to human obesityApr 12, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Cambridge reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus – the appetite center of the brain.
Thanksgiving foods to avoid during pregnancyNov 13, 2018
For a mom to be, Thanksgiving Day may seem like a dream come true, but an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says pregnant women should avoid overindulging on Thanksgiving foods for the sake of themselves and their unborn babies.
Fathers needed for online survey Oct 29, 2018
Researchers are looking for fathers of children between the ages of 5 to 11 years to complete an online survey.