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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health receives a Safeway grant to combat obesity! The grant will go toward funding the development of an online referral system - headed by COAST researcher, Kristine Madsen - which allows health providers to directly connect children at risk of obesity to local organizations and track their progress in the program. Read more about it here.

Congratulations to SEW investigator Patricia Crawford for receiving the 2013 David Kessler Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Public's Health awarded by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

HealthWatch: UCSF Study Finds Long-Term Damage of Stress on CBS San Francisco. Aoife O'Donovan explains the cumulative effects of stress, and the impact of anticipating stressful situations. She explains the importance of living in the moment.

Is Sugar Toxic? on CBS's 60 Minutes. Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Kimber Stanhope regarding her studies on sugar and high fructose corn syrup, which show increased consumption leads to increased levels of LDL cholesterol and risk of heart disease. He also speaks to other experts regarding the impacts of sugar.

Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating Curb Weight Gain Among Overweight Women by Jeffrey Norris

New Center to Focus on Effects of Stress, Socioeconomic Status on Obesity by Robin Hindery

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Cindy Leung presented a poster entitled, "Sugar-Sweetened Soda Consumption is Associated with Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length Among Healthy Adults", at the 2014 American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Conference in San Francisco, CA on March 18th at 5pm.

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