Research
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. 
New strategies for acquiring objective data are in their infancy, and support for better tools is needed, say experts in the International Journal of Obesity.
Whether it is losing weight or quitting smoking, UAB’s employee wellness director says it can be done with the will to do so.

New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.

A program to boost early childhood nutrition and break the cycle of obesity kicks off in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood Sept. 28.

Demark-Wahnefried takes leadership post with Obesity Society.

Investigators from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1 million R25 grant to deliver an annual short course on innovative methods to find obesity causes.
UAB nutrition scientists launch an intriguing study of inflammation, obesity and infertility in African elephants in U.S. zoos, a study that may have an impact on the survival of the species.
The American Society of Nutrition is dedicated to bringing together the world’s top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
People trying to lose weight are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but new UAB research shows this bit of advice may not be true.
UAB researchers lay out the facts on commonly held but often erroneous obesity myths. Their conclusion? It’s time to move on.
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