News and news links of work at The Page Lab:
News from recent presentation at ACNP Symposium in Phoenix featuring our work on how brain reward regions respond to pictures of food after consuming drinks sweetened with either fructose or glucose.
Dr. Page's interview with Bob Hirshon from AAAS Science Update on the effects of fructose on brain reward centers.
Kathleen Page receives the American Heart Association's Mark Bieber Award for Outstanding Research in Nutrition at the AHA Epi/NPAM Scientific Sessions in San Francisco on March 20, 2014. This award honors the memory of Dr. Mark Bieber, one of the founding members of the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel, for his significant contributions to the field of nutritional science. The award is designed to recognize an early career investigator for outstanding nutrition-related research.
Our Research on Brain Responses to Sugar is Featured by NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science. "Finding new biomarkers to better prevent, diagnose and treat diseases is one of many translational science challenges that NCATS is working to overcome..." Read Understanding the Brain's Response to Sugar Could Help Treat Obesity
Kathleen Page was awarded a prestigious Diabetes Research Accelerator Award from the American Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, aims to accelerate transformative research approaches to stop diabetes. Read Diabetes Research Accelerator Award Grant Recipients and the Press Release.
Dr. Kathleen Page and other obesity experts weigh in on causes and treatments for obesity. "The rate of obese and overweight adults in the U.S. continues to hover at around 70 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, as reported on ABC News for the past few weeks, the epidemic is showing some signs of slowing down." Click here to read ABC News article.
Dr. Kathleen Page and Dr. Robert Sherwin discuss how the brain helps control what and how we eat in a Sunday Op-ed piece:
"Imagine that, instead of this article, you were staring at a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The mere sight and smell of them would likely make your mouth water...."
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses her group’s research findings showing that glucose and fructose have different effects on brain appetite and reward areas in a AAAS Podcast.
Selected articles and news coverage of the Page et al, JAMA 2013 paper showing different effects of fructose compared to glucose on brain areas that control reward and appetite. Science Daily “Fructose Has Different Effect Than Glucose On Brain Regions That Regulate Appetite”' CBS News “Fructose changes brain to cause overeating, scientists say”; 2minutemedicine “Glucose, but not fructose, reduces cerebral blood flow in appetite and reward centers of brain; Huffington Post “Fructose Linked To Overeating, Obesity In New Brain Imaging Study”.
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses her research in brain and hunger responses to high reward foods and its implications in obesity and health. Keck School of Medicine of USC Mediasite Viewer: Brain, Hormone, and Appetitive Responses to High- Reward Foods: Implications
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses her research at USC showing that brain appetite and reward centers are stimulated and hunger is heightened when obese young women see pictures of high-calorie foods. MP3 of Calories on the Brain U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Beat
Selected articles related to Dr. Page’s research showing that brain appetite and reward centers are stimulated and hunger is heightened when obese young women see pictures of high-calorie foods.
Food Navigator.com: A picture worth a thousand calories? Fatty Food images may trigger hunger; Science Daily: Viewing Images of High-Calorie Foods Brings On High-Calorie Cravings, Research Finds; Newswise: Seeing Fattening-Food Pictures Triggers Hunger, Appetite; the Proof Is In the Brain; Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute: Viewing Images Of High-Calorie Foods Brings On High-Calorie Cravings; Food Navigator.com: A picture worth a thousand calories? Fatty Food images may trigger hunger; Science Daily: Viewing Images of High-Calorie Foods Brings On High-Calorie Cravings, Research Finds; Newswise: Seeing Fattening-Food Pictures Triggers Hunger, Appetite; the Proof Is In the Brain; sc-ctsi.org: Viewing Images Of High-Calorie Foods Brings On High-Calorie Cravings.
Selected articles and news coverage of the Page et al, Journal of Clinical Investigation 2011 paper showing that glucose levels in the blood help control brain hunger centers, and that obese and lean people have different brain responses to pictures of food.
ABC News: Brains of Obese People May Show Less Impulse Control for High-Calorie Foods; CBC News: Brains of obese crave calories differently; US News & World Report: Brains of Obese May Crave High-Calorie Foods More: Study; Science News: Brain may sabotage efforts to lose weight; Live Science: Junk Food Looks More Tempting When Blood Sugar Drops; CBC News: Food cravings and the brain