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In utero antibiotics and obesity risk

Jan. 31, 2019—Maternal antibiotic use during pregnancy was not associated with childhood obesity at age 5, according a national study led by a Vanderbilt pediatrician.

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Study uses IT to prevent early childhood obesity

Dec. 20, 2018—A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a randomized, multi-center trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity.

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Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Aug. 9, 2018—Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

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Obesity interventions: ideal dose?

Dec. 21, 2017—The optimal “dose” for behavioral interventions to treat childhood obesity are not clear, Vanderbilt researchers concluded after analyzing 133 clinical trial that occurred over the course of 17 years.

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Saliva test for obesity risk

Jan. 24, 2017—“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.

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Young children engage in physical activity in short spurts; preschoolers take 11 hours to attain daily exercise levels

Jan. 8, 2014—Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.

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Effort to prevent childhood obesity hits halfway point

Oct. 31, 2013—A joint effort between Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to prevent childhood obesity and enhance literacy promotion for preschoolers has reached an important milestone — the halfway mark.

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Food variety drives overeating in mouse model of obesity syndrome

Apr. 25, 2013—Dietary variety – not high-fat or sugary foods – appears to stimulate overeating in a mouse model of an inherited obesity syndrome.

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GROWing obesity prevention trial

Feb. 12, 2013—See how community members– and Beyoncé– are helping to kick off a large, NIH funded, community-based study bent on the prevention of childhood obesity. Now excitement is building as Vanderbilt researchers work to recruit 600 families with pre-school aged children to participate in Grow Right Onto Wellness (GROW). For more information on GROW, click here

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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