Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. May 1st. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Pediatrics
Current Location:
> This Story

Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment




MRI Homepage

AI comparable to radiologists in prostate cancer detection accuracy Identifies and predicts aggressiveness using MR scans

New study shows value of 7T MR for evaluating MS progression Can detect cortical lesions better than conventional scanners

Trice Imaging connects imaging devices of large chain healthcare provider Aleris Patients and physicians can view images on laptops, cell phones

The benefits of intraoperative MR Q&A with Dr. John Huston Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist discusses what the advanced capabilities mean for patients – as well as providers

Sound Imaging launches MR patient motion and detection system, SAMM MD Reduces repeat scans, prevents interruption to workflow

Gadolinium not required in 3T MR multiple sclerosis follow-up scans Longitude subtraction mapping just as sensitive: study

New MR methodology may distinguish benign and cancerous lymph nodes Could be used before surgery and help determine treatment

FDA gives thumbs-up to Genetesis MCG cardiac imaging system Measures magnetic fields produced by heart's electrical activity

BSWH to install Glassbeam's CLEAN blueprint to leverage machine uptime Will include integrated CMMS software by EQ2

NIH awards $1.8 million to Magnetic Insight for neurovascular MPI Detects magnetic nanoparticle tracers, enables deep-tissue imaging

MR study reveals how obese kids become wired to eat

by John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent
A just-published study in Heliyon suggests that diet and exercise may not be enough to help obese kids achieve and maintain healthy body weights — it may require a change in brain function.

“Treatment of obesity in adults is exceedingly difficult, therefore prevention strategies might be useful,” Dr. Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and senior study author at Vanderbilt University Medical Center told HCB News. “Prevention would need to start in childhood and we sought to identify children who might be at risk.”

Story Continues Below Advertisement


Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.

He explained that there are three specific regions of the brain that are modulators for eating habits. These regions are associated with impulsivity, reward-motivated behavior and response inhibition, all of which affect overeating.

“We found that as weight increased among children, the connectivity between the inhibition-associated brain area and the reward-associated area decreased,” said Niswender. “Additionally, the connectivity between the impulsivity-associated area and the reward-associated area increased, as weight increased. This led to an imbalance favoring impulsivity over control in heavier children.”

According to the study, childhood obesity in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the past 30 years. Among adolescents it has tripled. In 2010, a third of kids were considered obese or overweight.

“Adults, and especially children, are primed toward eating more," said Niswender. "This is great from an evolutionary perspective... but in today's world, full of readily available, highly advertised, energy-dense foods, it is putting children at risk."

The MR scans were conducted on children of varying weights on which questionnaires about eating habits were also tabulated. Niswender said the MR results statistically quantified the strength of the functional connections between the brain regions of interest.

According to Niswender, the study supports the importance of early identification of children at risk for obesity, as well as the need to develop novel methods to treat and prevent the condition. He said the practice of “mindfulness,” a brain function recalibrating strategy, might be one such option. He described mindfulness as a means to maintain moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment.

“Such awareness could be used to counteract impulsive acts such as eating not triggered by hunger,” he added. But he noted few studies on the practice have been conducted on children. Niswender also said that mindfulness has been used with mixed results in obese adult patients. This, he maintained, may indicate “the tenaciousness of adult obesity.”

The study was supported by the American Heart Association and a grant from the National Health Institutes made to the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center.

MRI Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.