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.
The CrossRoads study is examining the effect of physical activity and diet on body composition in older adults.
A UAB health and wellness expert encourages positive weight loss efforts through healthy weight loss in small increments.
Physical inactivity contributes to poor health, and UAB researchers have launched a study in overweight girls to better understand the risks for diabetes and heart disease.
Is a pleasantly plump Santa Claus a bad role model in a nation dealing with out-of-control obesity rates? UAB’s Beth Kitchin says: not so much.
Gearing up to start an exercise program — especially for those over 40 — can be filled with pitfalls. Experts at UAB say start slow and low.
UAB experts say that while physical activity is necessary for both men and women, there are gender-specific benefits that women need to know.
Black men and women have twice the risk of fatal coronary heart disease as whites, but the disparity could be eliminated with better risk factor control.
This candy-centric holiday can still be enjoyed by all who observe it — but in a way that makes the heart much happier.
With less physical activity time than during the summer, the school year means kids need to eat balanced midday meals that won’t pack on the pounds.
What you have for breakfast might help, or hurt, your body’s efforts to burn fat later in the day, say UAB researchers hoping to learn more.