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Center for Energy Balance Journal Club

Transdisciplinary Energy Balance Journal Club is open to all!

Our journal club meets the third Thursday of every month from 12-1 p.m. to discuss breaking state-of-the-science research related to Energy Balance. The club brings researchers from multiple disciplines together to examine a different energy balance-related topic each month. We intend to highlight the translational and trans-disciplinary nature of energy balance research and promote communication between interested researchers. 

Regular Moderators: Ann Klopp, Susan Schembre, and Rosemarie Schmandt

A healthy lunch will be provided to the first 25 attendees!

Upcoming Journal Club

March 19, 2015

Sedentary behavior and disease risk: Should we reduce how much we sit?


Past Journal Clubs 

February 19, 2015

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Gamification of behavior change: using game mechanics and behavior change techniques in ehealth/mhealth interventions

January 29, 2015

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Obesity and Enhancement of Cancer Hallmarks

December 12, 2014

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Obesity and oral health, Is there an implication for cancer prevention and survival?

November 14, 2014

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The Not-So-Sweet Impact of Artificial Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota

October 10, 2014

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Visceral adiposity and clinical outcomes in postmenopausal women with operable breast cancer. Does body shape matter?

September 12, 2014

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The Ketogenic Diet and Potential Applications for Cancer Therapy

July 18, 2014

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Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?

June 13, 2014

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The Effects of Screen Time Behaviors on Food and Beverage Intake.

May 9, 2014

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Social support and physical activity: Do you think you're better off alone?

April 11, 2014

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Are Scientists about to change their mind about diet again? A recent review argues that the associations between dietary fat and Heart Disease are not evidence-based.

March 14, 2014

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Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia: A Model for Etiology & Therapy

January 10, 2014

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Stress, Obesity, and Inflammation: Pathways to Health Disparities

December 13, 2013

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Psychosocial factors predicting physical activity in cancer survivors: How do we get patients to exercise?

November 8, 2013

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Obesity and Cancer Outcomes - "Can Prognosis be changed with diet and exercise?" 

October 11, 2013

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Animal Models and Physical Activity 

September 13, 2013

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Gut Microbiome - Debugging the Obesity and Cancer Link 

August 9, 2013

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Built Environment & Fast Food Density

July 12, 2013

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Obesity and the Brain & Food Addictions. Can you be addicted to food?

June 14, 2013

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Sound Mind, Sound Body: A Role for BDNF* in Cancer Prevention (*brain-derived neurotrophic factor)

Can a Stimulating Life Ward Off Cancer? By Jocelyn Kaiser

May 10, 2013

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The Impact of Diabetes and Antidiabetic Treatments on Cancer

April 12, 2013

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Fat or Fiction? The Myths, Presumptions and Facts about Obesity

March 8, 2013

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Meeting in the Middle... The Bio-Behavioral Determinants of Visceral Adiposity

February 8, 2013

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Location, Location, Location... Why Visceral Fat Matters!


Please contact us with any energy balance-related topics or publications that you want to see discussed in the future!

Upcoming Events

March 19, 2015
Energy Balance Journal Club
Sedentary behavior and disease risk: Should we reduce how much we sit?
Matt Chrisman, PhD
12:00-1:00 p.m.
CPB8, room 3
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