Department of Biology

Areas of expertise: Aquatic and Marine Science, Aquaculture, Medical Application of Aquatic Animal Models, Aquatic Nutrition Science

Published in Science & Technology

Department of Biology

Areas of expertise: The Biology of Aging, Evolution, Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Scientific Communication, Longevity of Life

Published in Medicine & Wellness

UAB Employee Wellness

Areas of expertise: Nutrition, Obesity, Wellness, Healthy Eating Habits

Published in Medicine & Wellness

Division of Cardiology

Areas of expertise: Heart Health & Hypertension, Obesity

Published in Medicine & Wellness

Division of Preventive Medicine

Areas of expertise: Children's Health & Safety, Obesity

Published in Medicine & Wellness

Department of Nutrition Sciences

Areas of expertise: Nutrition, Obesity

Published in Medicine & Wellness
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.
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A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.
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For the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.
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A UAB study examines teen sleep patterns and exposure to media in an effort to see if there is a link to teen obesity.
Published in Research

The American College of Nutrition recognizes David Allison, Ph.D., and his continued advancement of research in diet and nutrition. 

Published in People of UAB
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
Published in Research
UAB statistician and multi-institution team discuss common statistical errors in obesity research and how to avoid them.
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A new multi-institutional study looks at the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the heart.
Published in Health & Medicine
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
Published in Research
Research suggests a link between short sleep and obesity from secondary eating and drinking while engaged in another activity.
Published in Research
The methods used to gather data for the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are flawed and should be discarded, researchers say.
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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.
Published in Health & Medicine

UAB’s Fernández honored for diversity leadership by the Obesity Society.

Published in People of UAB
Epidemiologist Olivia Affuso studies new ways to prevent obesity and chronic disease through physical activity. She also volunteers with two groups that use running to help women and girls achieve fitness and personal goals.
Published in Research
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