How early obesity develops and how long someone is obese significantly impacts the development of coronary artery calcification.
Active kids and sugary snacks can spell trouble for teeth during the summer.
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Only 61 percent of adults with high cholesterol were aware of their diagnosis, according to the study.

UAB’s popular EatRight weight management program has introduced new hours, classes, recipes and more.

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With warmer weather come opportunities to wear shorts and swimsuits, and many focus on weight loss; these diet and exercise tips from experts can help.
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A UAB study links the Mediterranean diet to better memory.

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UAB experts share tips on making physical activity fun this summer.

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Previous data has shown that areas of the south — specifically Mississippi and Alabama – are the fattest in the U.S. But new data from the REGARDS study proves this wrong.

It’s three months into 2013, and summer is just around the corner. UAB experts offer tips on getting back on track with health behavior changes promised earlier this year.
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Chronic inflammation can lead to chronic diseases, but it can be reduced naturally through the proper diet.
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There are endless opportunities to spend a small fortune on a box of pills promising to ease hunger and help lose weight – but they may not be safe, so try natural techniques.
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UAB experts say dining out can be costly with both finances and weight; packing a lunch can help improve both.
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Given the opportunity to earn incentives, employees will use the stairs more often, and thus improve their health, according to UAB study.

Simple steps can make a big difference for heart health at restaurants.

UAB researchers publish study that says exercise in moderation yields the best results.

Repeat midurethral sling surgery can improve quality of life in women with recurrent stress urinary incontinence who have already undergone the procedure.

If you exercise, eat right and don’t smoke, a history of heart disease in your family can still put you at risk — even if you are a female.

Consequences of believing in obesity myths: poor policy, misguided public health advice and wasted health-care dollars.

The CrossRoads study is examining the effect of physical activity and diet on body composition in older adults.

Shake up your palate by trying these yummy, and potentially unfamiliar, foods as recommended by a UAB clinical dietitian.
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