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.
Postdoctoral researcher Melissa Simone found that girls who used unhealthy weight-control behaviors and experienced the harms of weight stigma during adolescence were likely to use substances as adults.
A Project EAT study by adjunct faculty Marla Eisenberg found that up to 43 percent of adolescents surveyed reported being teased by family members about their weight.
Professor Russell Luepker answers questions about risk factors for heart attacks and strokes, the health benefits of daily aspirin use and who should take aspirin daily for prevention.
The results of the study by researcher Manami Bhattacharya show foreign-born people have lower rates of HPV infection than those born in the U.S. and suggests their higher cancer rates are due to barriers to health care.
A Project EAT study co-authored by researcher Nicole Larson shows sustainable diet practices are related to more frequent preparation of meals with vegetables and multiple markers of better diet quality, such as higher intake of fruits and vegetables.