Professor Aaron Folsom was honored by the American Heart Association with the opportunity to present the 2019 Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture during the organization’s scientific sessions in November.
PhD student Morgan Wright found that prostate cancer patients with only cats or only dogs scored lower in mental health wellbeing compared to people who didn’t own pets.
Associate Professor Ryan Demmer led a study that identified oral bacteria linked to changes in blood glucose levels.
Research led by Associate Professor Rachel Widome showed nearly 30% of teens studied reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night.
The study led by researcher Rob Walker also showed that only 8% of men who had a VTE while on testosterone therapy had a clinical diagnosis of having low levels of testosterone in the body.
A study of people age 74-84 by recent graduate Mary Rooney (PhD ’19) found that 2.5% of them had an undiagnosed hearth rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation.
A study led by postdoctoral research fellow Kelsie Full found that woman who slept less than seven hours had higher risk cardiovascular disease and other health issues.
Postdoctoral researcher Summer Martins found women had varying sexual health experiences when traveling abroad, including difficulties obtaining quality birth control.
The group are part of the nationwide Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, which has led to breakthroughs in the management and prevention of heart disease and related conditions.
The Project EAT study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that 95% of those surveyed experienced nearly constant levels of high or low body dissatisfaction from adolescence into adulthood.
The new study by Assistant Professor Jaime Slaughter-Acey found light and dark brown black women reported experiencing the most microaggression, and were the two groups most likely to delay prenatal care.
Professor Melissa Laska says college food insecurity has been linked with adverse health and academic outcomes for students, including difficulty concentrating in class, lower grade point average, and higher deferment rates.