A Clinical Health Approach that Motivates Participation and Inspires Others through Nutrition

Weight loss study for African American women

At a glance:

UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in African American women. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 19-45, are an African American female, overweight, have NOT been diagnosed with Diabetes, are willing to consume a prescribed diet, are NOT pregnant, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits.

Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time.

PI: Dr. Barbara Gower

Contact: 205-975-6579 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Diet PAL study (Diet, Pancreas, And Lipid)

Diet treatment for type 2 diabetes

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Have you ever been told you have high blood sugar? UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in adults with type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar) for less than 5 years. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 35-65, are African American or European American, are not using insulin, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits.

Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time.

PI: Dr. Barbara Gower

Contact: 205-934-4386 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Comparing High and Normal Protein Diets for the Dietary Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Diet treatment for type 2 diabetes

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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and Diabetes Research Center is seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes for a weight loss research study looking at the role of dietary protein in weight loss and the remission of type 2 diabetes.

PI: Dr. James O. Hill

Contact: 205-873-8241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Effect of Time-Restricted Feeding on 24-hour Glycemic Control, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Adults with Prediabetes

Does When You Eat Affect Your Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure?

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We suspect that a majority of people may find meal timing strategies helpful for losing weight or to maintain their weight since these strategies normally curb appetite, which may help people eat less.

PI: Dr. Courtney Peterson

Contact: 205-935-3944 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Harvest for Health

An At-Home Vegetable Gardening Study

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Growing a garden may help cancer survivors eat better, get more exercise, and live a healthier, more enjoyable life after treatment.

96% of previous participants told us they were pleased with the study and would do it again.

PI: Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Contact: 1-844-476-9478 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The AiM Plan and act on LIFestYles: AMPLIFY Survivor Health

Adapting behavior interventions to improve cancer survivor health

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This research study will test the efficacy of interactive, web-based interventions that improve diet, physical activity and weight management changes among early stage survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal, endometrial, renal, and ovarian cancers. Overarching outcomes also include physical function and performance, muscle mass, quality of life, and health utilities.

PI: Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Contact: 1-833-535-7934 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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DUET (Daughters, (dUdes), Mothers and OthErs Together)

Exercise-based weight loss study

At a glance:

The purpose of this protocol is to conduct a 2-arm, single-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) in which 56 dyads (defined as consisting of an overweight or obese cancer survivor of an obesity-related cancer and an overweight or obese "buddy" of his or her choosing) would be assigned either to a 6-month, diet- and exercise-based weight loss intervention delivered via an interactive website with tailored text messages, or to a 6-month wait-listed control group.

PI: Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Contact: 205-975-0110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Effect of Whole Fruit on Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Can Eating Whole Fruit Improve Your Blood Sugar iIf You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

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The purpose of the study is to test whether eating a large amount of fruit can improve your blood sugar, reduce your need for diabetes medications, and improve your overall health.

To qualify for this research study, you must:

  • Have type 2 diabetes
  • Have been first diagnosed with diabetes within the last 6 years
  • Be 20-65 years old
  • Be overweight (BMI between 27-45 kg/m2)
  • Not be taking insulin

PI: Dr. Courtney Peterson

Contact: http://bit.ly/fruit_study

 

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