Experts Guide
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Amy Warriner, M.D.

Weight loss medicine • Diabetes • Endocrinology 

Study suggests that weight loss, even if associated with intermittent weight gain, is worthwhile in that there appears to be no harm and possible benefit in terms of cardiovascular outcomes.
Smart fitness devices like watches or apps may help some people lose weight; but before you buy, make sure you understand how it works and if you are the right candidate for this technology.
Ketone supplement produces weight loss in mice on a high fat diet.
“Diet and exercise are likely going to be the most helpful for losing the weight, but it is the weight loss itself that spares the knee joints.”
After experiencing side effects from his obesity on a meaningful vacation, one man seeks medical attention from UAB on his weight loss journey.

Amy Goss, Ph.D.

Nutrition • Obesity • Metabolism • Diabetes prevention and treatment • Ketogenic diet

A UAB professor wrote guidelines for nutrition therapy for HIV-positive patients.

Riley Thornton, RDN

Nutrition • Obesity • Wellness • Healthy eating habits • Debunking food myths

Ketogenic, Whole30 and paleo diets aren’t convenience diets — they can cause challenges for eating out and cause a strain on your wallet — but they do provide whole food solutions.
A collaboration between Birmingham AIDS Outreach and the UAB 1917 Clinic looks to provide nutrition support and education to address and prevent the rise of chronic disease in patients living with HIV.

Anna Threadcraft, RDN

Nutrition • Obesity • Wellness • Healthy eating habits • Debunking food myths

The UAB Geriatrics Clinic is addressing health issues in senior adults by identifying and addressing gaps in nutrition.
The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.
Researchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents — who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults — as obese.
Medical students from UAB demonstrate healthy eating ideas to attendees at a Birmingham farmers market.
Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is a lifelong pursuit, not a sprint to the finish line. Start by eating real foods that you enjoy, and feed your body in a way that optimizes your own health.
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
A new study from UAB could provide the first known data about the impact of dietary patterns on dietary adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with spinal cord injury.
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