Research
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.
Researchers at UAB are assessing elephant fat in evaluating the species’ reproductive and overall health.
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.
A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.
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.
A UAB study examines teen sleep patterns and exposure to media in an effort to see if there is a link to teen obesity.

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

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

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

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.
Foods high in fats have long been put into the “unhealthy” category by nutrition experts, but UAB researchers believe this may have been all wrong, all along.
Stephen Carter will attend the Experimental Biology Conference in late March to receive his award.
Interact with Birmingham health vendors at the 11th annual Step Up to Wellness Health Fair.
An interdisciplinary UAB research team hopes to learn more about how emotions might keep people from getting enough exercise. 
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