Academic journal article Human Ecology

Obesity Research in the College

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Obesity Research in the College

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"Faculty in the College of Human Ecology are increasing their research activites so as to provide cornell Cooperative Extension with more knowledge regarding the causes, prevention, and impact of obesity," said Josephine Swanson, assistant dean and associate director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Among those studies;

John Cawley, an associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, studies health economics, particularly the economics of obesity in a major study Cawley found that "weight lowers wages for white females. An additional 65 pounds is associated with 9 percent lower wages." As there is also a dramatic Increase In the caseload of the Disability Insurance Program, Cawley notes.

Christine Olson, a professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, is interested in finding out the factors that contribute to the development of obesity in child-bearing women and their children. In one study she found that excessive pregnancy weight gain in women is related to increased risk of overweight in the children at age three years, Jamie Dollahite, an associate professor in the Division of Nutritional Science and the New York State leader of Food and Nutrition Education in Communities, is an expert in creating nutrition education for limited-resource audiences that prevents obesity and disease. …

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