Topic: Weight

Brain Signals Less Satisfaction for Obese People, Research Shows; Blunted Reward Response, Gene May Trigger Over-Eating

Oct. 16, 2008

Obese individuals may over-eat because they experience less satisfaction from eating food due to a reduced response in their brains' reward circuitry, according to a new study by Eric Stice, psychology researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.

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World's Largest Physical Culture Collection Gets $1 Million and 25 New Artifacts

Oct. 13, 2008

The world's largest physical culture collection, located in the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1 million gift from physical fitness icons Joe and Betty Weider, along with their pledge to donate around 25 unique paintings and sculptures from their personal collection.

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Resilience Improves Diabetes Self-Management, According to Preliminary Study Results

April 28, 2008

Resilience expert Dr. Mary Steinhardt has completed the first stage of a diabetes study, the results of which show that coaching classes and resilience-building can help African American adults with type 2 diabetes more successfully self-manage the disease.

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World Record-Holding Powerlifters, Scholars Win Lifetime Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Drs. Terry and Jan Todd, faculty members in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, have been honored in London, England, with the Oscar Heidenstam Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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