Center for Energy Balance Journal Club
Transdisciplinary Energy Balance Journal Club is open to all!
Our journal club meets the second Friday of every month from 12-1 p.m. to discuss breaking state-of-the-science research related to Energy Balance. The transdisciplinary journal club on energy balance in cancer brings researchers from multiple disciplines together to examine a different energy balance-related topic each month. Our moderators discuss current research ranging from basic mechanisms of energy balance and cancer, effect of energy balance on clinical outcomes, behavior change and exercise, diet, and obesity, and public health implications. Our intent is to highlight the translational and multi-disciplinary nature of energy balance research and facilitate communication among interested researchers. Future topics include:
- Visceral adiposity
- Selection of animal models for energy balance research
- Circadian rhythms in energy balance-related behaviors and effects on weight changes
- Health disparities related to visceral adiposity
- And more!
Upcoming Journal Club
November 14, 2014
Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota
- Suez, J, et al. (2014). Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota
- Feehley, T and Nagler, CR. (2014). The weighty costs of non-caloric sweeteners
Past Journal Clubs
October 10, 2014
Visceral adiposity and clinical outcomes in postmenopausal women with operable breast cancer. Does body shape matter?
- Dalal, S, et al. (2014). Association between visceral adiposity, BMI, and clinical outcomes in postmenopausal women with operable breast cancer.
September 12, 2014
The Ketogenic Diet and Potential Applications for Cancer Therapy
- Rieger, J, et al. (2014). ERGO: A pilot study of ketogenic diet in recurrent glioblastoma
- Otto, C, et al. (2008). Growth of human gastric cancer cells in nude mice is delayed by a ketogenic diet supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides.
July 18, 2014
Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?
- Raffaghello L, et al. (2008). Starvation-dependent differential stress resistance protects normal but not cancer cells against high-dose chemotherapy.
- Safdie FM, et al. (2009). Fasting and cancer treatment in humans: A case series report.
June 13, 2014
The Effects of Screen Time Behaviors on Food and Beverage Intake.
- Marsh, S., C. Ni Mhurchu, et al. The non-advertising effects of screen-based sedentary activities on acute eating behaviours in children, adolescents, and young adults. A systematic review.
- Lyons, E. J., D. F. Tate, et al. The better the story, the bigger the serving: narrative transportation increases snacking during screen time in a randomized trial.
May 9, 2014
Social support and physical activity: Do you think you're better off alone?
- McNeill LH, Kreuter MW, Subramanian SV. Social environment and physical activity: A review of concepts and evidence.
- Vrazel J, Saunders RP, Wilcox S. An overview and proposed framework of social-environmental influences on the physical-activity behavior of women.
April 11, 2014
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.
- Chowdhury R et al. Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
- Kupferschmidt K. Scientists Fix Errors in Controversial Paper about Saturated Fats.
March 14, 2014
Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia: A Model for Etiology & Therapy
- Bonetto A et al. JAK/STAT3 pathway inhibition blocks skeletal muscle wasting downstream of IL-6 and in experimental cancer cachexia.
- Prado CM et al. Central tenet of cancer cachexia therapy: do patients with advanced cancer have exploitable anabolic potential?
January 10, 2014
Stress, Obesity, and Inflammation: Pathways to Health Disparities
- Bower, JE. Cancer-related fatigue: Links with inflammation in cancer patients and survivors.
- Fagundes CP, Murray DM, Hwang BS, Gouin JP, Thayer JF, Sollers JJ, Shapiro CL, Malarkey WB, and Kiecolt-Glaser JK. Sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in cancer-related fatigue: More evidence for a physiological substrate in cancer survivors.
December 13, 2013
Psychosocial factors predicting physical activity in cancer survivors: How do we get patients to exercise?
- Basen-Engquist, K., Carmack, C. L., Li, Y., Brown, J., Jhingran, A., Hughes, D. C., & Waters, A. (2013). Social-Cognitive Theory Predictors of Exercise Behavior in Endometrial Cancer Survivors.
- Rogers, L. Q., Shah, P., Dunnington, G., Greive, A., Shanmugham, A., Dawson, B., & Courneya, K. S. (2005, July). Social cognitive theory and physical activity during breast cancer treatment.
November 8, 2013
Obesity and Cancer Outcomes - "Can Prognosis be changed with diet and exercise?"
- Ballard-Barbash R, Friedenreich CM, Courneya KS, Siddiqi SM, McTiernan A, Alfano CM. Physical Activity, Biomarkers, and Disease Outcomes in Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review.
- Ibrahim EM, Al-Homaidh A. Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis: meta-analysis of published studies.
October 11, 2013
Animal Models and Physical Activity
- Basterfield L, Reul JM, Mathers JC. Impact of Physical Activity on Intestinal Cancer Development in Mice.
- Bradley RL, Jeon JY, Liu FF, Maratos-Flier E. Voluntary exercise improves insulin sensitivity and adipose tissue inflammation in diet-induced obese mice.
- Phillip B, Roland CL, Daniluk J, Liu Y, et al. A High-Fat Diet Activates Oncogenic Kras and COX2 to Induce Development of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Mice.
September 13, 2013
Gut Microbiome - Debugging the Obesity and Cancer Link
- Everard et al. (2013) Cross-talk between Akkermansia muciniphila and intestinal epithelium controls diet-induced obesity.
- Chen et al. (2013) Decreased dietary fiber intake and structural alteration of gut microbiota in patients with advanced colorectal adenoma.
August 9, 2013
Built Environment & Fast Food Density
- Reitzel LR, Regan SD, Nguyen N, Cromley EK, Strong LL, Wetter DW, McNeill LH. Density and proximity of fast food restaurants and body mass index among African Americans.
- Strong LS, Reitzel LR, Wetter DW, & McNeill LH). Associations of Perceived Neighborhood Physical and Social Environments With Physical Activity & Television Viewing in African-American Men & Women.
July 12, 2013
Obesity and the Brain & Food Addictions. Can you be addicted to food?
- Volkow ND et al. (2013). Obesity and addiction - neurological overlaps.
- Ziaddeen H. and Fletcher P.C. (2013). Is food addiction a valid and useful concept?
June 14, 2013
Sound Mind, Sound Body: A Role for BDNF* in Cancer Prevention (*brain-derived neurotrophic factor)
- Cao, L., et al. (2010). Environmental and genetic activation of a brain-adipocyte BDNF/leptin axis causes cancer remission and inhibition
- Kappeler, L. & Meaney, M. (2010). Enriching stress research.
May 10, 2013
The Impact of Diabetes and Antidiabetic Treatments on Cancer
- He, X. et al. (2011). Metformin and thiazolidinediones are associated with improved breast cancer-specific survival of diabetic women with HER21 breast cancer
- He, X. et al. (2011). Thiazolidinediones and metformin associated with improved survival of diabetic prostate cancer patients
- Pan, J. et al. (2012). Differential impact of structurally different anti-diabetic drugs on proliferation and chemosensitivity of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells
- Vu, K. et al. (2012). A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intensive Insulin Regimen in Patients With Hyperglycemic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
April 12, 2013
Fat or Fiction? The Myths, Presumptions and Facts about Obesity
March 8, 2013
Meeting in the Middle... The Bio-Behavioral Determinants of Visceral Adiposity
- Ekelund, U. et al. (2011). Physical activity and gain in abdominal adiposity and body weight: prospective cohort study in 288,498 men and women.
- Nieuwenhuizen, A. et al. (2008). The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis in the regulation of energy balance.
- Schembre, S. et al. (2012). Associations between weight-related eating behaviors and adiposity in postmenopausal Japanese American and white women
February 8, 2013
Location, Location, Location... Why Visceral Fat Matters!
- Finley, D. et al. (2009). Periprostatic Adipose Tissue as a Modulator of Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness.
- Klopp, A. et al. (2012). Omental Adipose Tissue-Derived Stromal Cells Promote Vascularization and Growth of Endometrial Tumors.
- Tchernof, A. et al. (2013). Pathophysiology of Human Visceral Obesity: An Update.
June's Journal Club Teaser... Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Obesity
Please contact us with any energy balance-related topics or publications that you want to see discussed in the future!
November 14, 2014
Energy Balance Journal Club
The Not-So-Sweet Impact of Artificial Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota
Dr. Oksana Zagorodna