LauraRogersACSM congratulates newly elected officers and trustees, who will begin their duties at the conclusion of the board meeting at ACSM's 65th Annual Meeting, 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy, May 29-June 2 in Minneapolis. See the 2018 ACSM Election Results.

You are when you eat.

A growing number of researchers say limiting the hours during the day when you eat, focusing more on the timing of meals instead of calories, can help dieters burn more fat, improve their health and lose weight.

Lorna Shelton, 58, was not very lively this time last year. The Centralia, Washington native weighed nearly 250 pounds and had trouble walking.

"I had to have both knees replaced, I was walking with a cane," said Shelton.

A traditional approach to losing weight, including substituting fast food for cooked meals and moderate intensity exercise, helped her to lose weight — but not enough.

"After I had gotten 40 pounds off, the next ten pounds seemed to take forever, I needed to do something different," said Shelton.

The UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center is pleased to announce the recipients of our sixth annual “Creativity is a Decision Awards”. Each of the applicants chosen for the award had earlier submitted a one page description of a truly creative idea for a new research project. These were ranked by a group of outside and inside reviewers, with the top ranked proposals selected. Selected Predoctoral award winners and proposed projects: 1. Schneider, Camille - Graduate Trainee - Nutrition Sciences/NORC Postpartum body composition and breastmilk hormones

KrumdieckCarlos Luis Krumdieck, 1932 - 2016

Carlos Luis Krumdieck, Ph.D., one of the early leaders and founding faculty of the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions, passed away in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 6, 2016, of Parkinson's disease. During his time at UAB he served as vice chairman and director of nutritional biochemistry.

Dr. Krumdieck, together with his colleagues Charles E. Butterworth and Roland L. Weinsier, founded the Department of Nutrition Sciences in 1977. The Department was chartered at that time by UAB President, Dr. S. Richardson Hill, Jr., as an academic department that was jointly aligned with three schools: the School of Health Professions, the School of Medicine, and the School of Dentistry.

RS9775 timothy garvey 2008 1 scrW. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACEUnder the leadership of W. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACE, chair of the UAB School of Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists unveils new guidelines for obesity management. Released by the Obesity Scientific Committee, chaired by Garvey, the clinical practice guidelines emphasize a patient-centric approach that individualizes treatment with a focus on overall health rather than just weight loss.

“We need to present our patients with a healthy meal plan that is consistent with their cultural and personal preferences,” said Garvey in an interview with Endocrine Today. “This could be a Mediterranean diet, a DASH diet, a low-carb diet, a low fat diet, a vegetarian diet – just something that a patient will adhere too in a reduced calorie format.”

The evidence-based guidelines include “screening, diagnosis, staging, thereapeutic decisions, endpoints and goals of therapy related to obesity management.” They focus on when to use different treatment modalities and the level of intensity of those modalities based on an obesity algorithm for care designed around the stage of disease. As an example, Stage 0 may only require lifestyle intervention while Stage 3 could call for surgery.