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Recent Publications

Bail, J. R., Wilson, J., Tipre, M., Duck, A., Hall, K., Akinyele, O., Bowman, T., Hardy, C., Garner, M., Demark-Wahnefried, W., & Baskin, M. (2023). Harvest for health in survivors of chronic disease: A demonstration project in the Alabama Black Belt and Mississippi Delta Region. Translational behavioral medicine, ibad062. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibad062

Martins, C., Roekenes, J. A., Rehfeld, J. F., Hunter, G. R., Gower, B. A. (2023). Metabolic adaptation is associated with a greater increase in appetite following weight loss: a longitudinal study, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.10.010.

Dike, C. R., Fittro, S., Oster, R. A., Morrow, C. D., Brandow, A., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Lebensburger, J. (2023). Gastrointestinal symptoms, diagnostic evaluations, and abdominal pathology in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatric blood & cancer, e30699. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.30699

Recent Awards

Lizzy Davis: Weight-focused vs. weight-neutral adaptive biobehavioral strategies for improving metabolic health in Black adults with Stage 1 Obesity: A pilot Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial.
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Drew Sayer), NIH P50

“Daughters, Mothers and Others Against Cancer”

New grants: 585363
Demark-Wahnefried | 01/01/2019–12/31/2021 | American Institute of Cancer Research

This grant will permit Dr. Demark-Wahnefried to conduct a randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) of a diet-and exercise-based weight-loss intervention among 56 dyads (each comprising an overweight or obese cancer survivor of an obesity-related cancer and an overweight or obese “buddy” of their choosing) with the goal of reducing obesity and improving physical activity, diet quality, health-related quality of life (QoL), physical functioning and performance, and reducing select circulating biomarkers (tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNFa], insulin, and insulin-like growth factor-1 [IGF-1]).