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Dr. Kevin L. Grove

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Senior Scientist

Oregon Health & Science University
P.O. Box 574
Portland, Oregon 97239
United States

Company Description: Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university, and Oregon's only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer...   more

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  • Ph.D.
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david jentsch | Speaking of Research, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Kevin Grove, the OHSU researcher leading these studies, indicated that an unhealthydiet during pregnancy:
Zee News - Overeating during pregnancy increases kids health risks, 16 Sept 2006 [cached]
The research was led by Kevin Grove, Ph.D., a scientist in ONPRC's Division of Neuroscience.Grove just returned from Australia where he presented his lab's latest research results at the prestigious 10th International Congress on Obesity.
"There has been much scientific debate about the impacts of maternal diet versus environment when it comes to childhood obesity," explained Grove.
"Clearly we have much more to learn, but the data strongly confirms the importance of a well-balanced diet for pregnant women," explained Grove.
Taxpayer-funded Professor Kevin ... [cached]
Taxpayer-funded Professor Kevin Grove, director of the government's so-called "obese resource" at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, isolates frightened monkeys in tiny cages while feeding them fatty foods and sugary drinks. In his own words: "we are trying to induce the couch-potato style. (New York Times, 2/19/11) After his taxpayer-funded study is completed, he kills the monkeys to examine their brains. TheNew York Times reports that some private sector companies "see no need to use primates to study obesity and diabetes. However, Grove happily rides the big government gravy train all the way to the bank as his monkeys languish in solitary confinement for years.
Queensland Group for Animal Rights [QGAR] News Sept 2006, 1 Sept 2006 [cached]
Kevin Grove affiliate assistant scientist Division of Neuroscience
... where this paper was given by Kevin Grove.
Neuroscientist Kevin Grove of the US-based Developmental Obesity Research Consortium said Friday that studies on primates showed foetuses given a high-fat diet had high rates of fatty liver disease, abnormal brain development and insulin resistance.
"Even if mothers were genetically lean, all of the babies were predisposed to becoming obese and diabetic because of the damage we saw in the liver," Grove told the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney.
Grove said research at the Oregon Health and Science University showed a calorie-rich diet, not just one high in fat, was dangerous to foetuses.
He was concerned that in the United States, where two-thirds of the population was overweight, a generation of babies was being born with liver damage that would predispose them to becoming obese and diabetic.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had increased three-fold in the US in recent years, Grove said.
He believed metabolic abnormalities in many babies were not being detected.
"We are predicting an enormous number of kids that are undiagnosed because they actually haven't developed full liver disease to the clinical level," he said.
Grove said the abnormal liver function meant they were at greater risk of problems including damage to circuits in the brain that controlled appetite.
"We know that these babies are being born abnormal," he said.
Appetite control was a complex issue and high-calorie diets might damage it in a number of ways, Grove said.
"With the circuits that are developing in the brain, [a calorie-dense diet] may end up programming that brain to seek out tasty foods that aren't healthy, or may make them feel more lethargic, so they won't feel like getting up and working out as much," he said.
He said the findings did not mean babies of mothers on calorie-rich diets were certain to become obese or diabetic, just that they were more likely to develop the conditions later in life.
Grove said his next step would be to see whether feeding obese non-human primates a healthy diet could prevent the development of fatty liver disease and problems in the brain's circuits controlling appetite.
"That could give obstetricians and paediatricians an immediate clinical application so they can recommend a specific diet to pregnant women to prevent a lot of these diseases," he said.
The three sentenced on Tuesday include the president of SHAC, Kevin
Diabetes archive - 14-Sep-2006, 14 Sept 2006 [cached]
Infants born to women who have diets high in calories and fat during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing liver disease, which can lead to obesity and diabetes later in life, Kevin Grove, a researcher at Oregon Health and Science University and the Developmental Obesity Research Consortiu [click link for full article]
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