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The videos are now available for the 2014 COAST Symposium: Stress, Obesity, and Pregnancy: The Next Generation. See them here!

Soda and Cell Aging: Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Leukocyte Telomere Length in Healthy Adults From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
by Cindy W. Leung, ScD, Barbara A. Laraia, PhD, Belinda L. Needham, PhD, David H. Rehkopf, ScD, Nancy E. Adler, PhD, Jue Lin, PhD, Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and Elissa S. Epel, PhD

Read more about it here.

Upcoming Events


Please join us at the Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Annual Conference being held at the UCSF Medical Center. Doctors Wojcikci and Epel will be speaking at this year's event.

For more information, please click here.






IItems of Interest

Our most recent COAST/SEW Center Seminar "Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype" featured Dean Ornish, PhD, Lynda Frasetto, MD, and Stephen Phinney, PhD. You can watch the seminar here

We're exercising more but still fighting obesity, study shows

Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that although there's been an increase in physical activity, there have also been increases in obesity rates over the last decade.

"Obese But Happy" Gene Discovered by Scientists

Researchers from McMaster University found the FTO gene, which is associated with obesity and also linked to an 8% decrease in a person's chances of developing depression.


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