March 26, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—Farmers' markets located in urban areas may not contribute positively to nutrition or health according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center. Their study, published online in the journal Appetite in February, is the first to itemize farmers' market ...read more
Diabetes and Obesity — Obese people are at increased risk for developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Chronic inflammation in abdominal fat (known as adipose tissue) can lead to insulin resistance. A study by Dr. Jeffrey Pessin in the November 2014 issue of Cell Reports offers insight into how inflammation caused by a high-fat diet is regulated within adipose... read more
Breast Cancer Risk — Obesity is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Prior studies by Drs. Howard Strickler and Marc Gunter and colleagues, suggested that insulin might help explain this breast cancer – obesity relationship. But whether obese women with normal insulin levels (so called “healthy-obese”) also had high breast cancer risk was unknown. In a... read more
Smoking & Living in the U.S. — Studies show that Hispanic/Latino adults born in the U.S. have been found to smoke more than those born abroad. Nearly 70 percent of smokers start smoking during adolescence, so Dr. Robert Kaplan and colleagues hypothesized young Hispanics/Latinos born in the U.S. might be at increased risk for taking up smoking compared to... read more
Throughout the year, research papers and grants of note are highlighted on the Einstein website, in a section called “Research Round-up.” Explore the discoveries published in the last quarter.
Dr. Macklin is considered one of the founders of the field of bioethics. In a career dating to the early ...read more