Blood tests in obese African-American teenage girls reveal immune system changes which ‘prime the system’ to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.
African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.
Research at UAB showed that Internet tools designed to encourage young black women to increase physical activity need to include content that reflects specific cultural needs.
Clinician says those with diabetes should receive the flu vaccine and not the mist, which is not safe for diabetics.
Leaders in obesity research and clinical care will provide scientific insight, consumer wellness information and expert spokespersons for the media.
James Kirklin, M.D., elected to position on the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors.
New research shows while there’s an association between breakfast habits and obesity, some practices by scientists have led the evidence for a causal claim to be exaggerated.
Four researchers, three from UAB and one from Louisiana State University, have been awarded pilot project awards to study the social determinants of obesity and related chronic diseases in the South.
The MHRC is partnering with Birmingham churches to educate African-American church leaders about having healthy congregations.
How early obesity develops and how long someone is obese significantly impacts the development of coronary artery calcification.