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Healthy food nearby eases urge to seek poorer choices
October 19, 2016

By Corrie Wilder, Murrow College of Communication

Rachel-Bailey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University research has found that the biological motivation to forage for food has implications for healthy eating interventions.

Apparel students make a better plus-size swimsuit
December 1, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

blue-suitPULLMAN, Wash. – With as many as half of North American women wearing a size 14 or larger, clothing designers are starting to take the plus-size demographic seriously.

WSU scientists turn white fat into obesity-fighting beige fat
June 18, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

Min-Du-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

New WSU researcher focuses on obesity, autism, disease
May 11, 2015

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Roullet-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A researcher whose work includes obesity, autism and rare disease studies is a new clinical professor in the experimental and systems pharmacology (ESP) section at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.

WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?
November 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Lynne-NelsonPULLMAN, Wash. – If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack on the pounds, consider the grizzly bears at Washington State University that eat the equivalent of three such feasts daily during the weeks leading to hibernation. After nearly doubling their weight, they take a winter-long nap – only to wake up trim and perfectly healthy in early spring.

Rock Doc column: How ‘bout them apples?
November 18, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Do you have a good gut feeling about apples? Your body may – and that could be important to your overall health.

Rock Doc column: The start of a better trend for diabetes
October 28, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – “Eat right and exercise.” It’s good advice. But millions of Americans struggle every day to live up to our hopes regarding diet and activity.

An apple a day could keep obesity away
September 29, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Noratto-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, thought to be the first to assess these compounds in apple cultivars grown in the Pacific Northwest, appears in October’s print edition of the journal Food Chemistry.

Rock Doc: A light fast twice per week
July 29, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

petersPULLMAN, Wash. – It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain. Dr. Michael Mosley, like millions in both that country and in the U.S., found that in middle age he needed to lose weight and lower his blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Pesticide linked to three generations of disease
July 24, 2014

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

SkinnerPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.