Daily fasting works for weight loss
Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers in the journal Nutrition and Healthy Aging. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating — a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select hours each day — on weight loss in obese individuals.
One-third of US adults may unknowingly use medications that can cause depression
A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, and that because these medications are common and often have nothing to do with depression, patients and health care providers may be unaware of the risk.
New Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Scientific Director for UIC
Dr. Luisa A. DiPietro, professor of periodontics, director of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration, associate vice chancellor for research, and director of the KL2 Career Development Program for the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science.has been selected to serve as the new Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Scientific Director for UIC, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. At the CBC, Dr. DiPietro joins Dr. Lucy Godley, scientific director for the University of Chicago, and Dr. Richard Morimoto, scientific director for Northwestern.