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Saturday 1-Nov-2014

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Alan Gertler, MD - Obesity and Heart Disease

Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Anath Shalev, MD - Type 2 Diabetes

Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2013-12-30

Recent Research

Halloween Doesn’t Have to Add to Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Though the walking from door to door on Halloween night is a great way to get kids to exercise, the bags full of candy at the end of their route are a scary reminder of the childhood obesity epidemic.

–Loyola University Health System|2014-10-28

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check for Sugars on Nutrition Labels

Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

–University of Michigan Health System|2014-10-27

Obese Youths with Leukemia More Likely to Have Persistent Disease

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As reported in First Edition of the journal Blood on October 27, following induction chemotherapy, obese patients were more than twice as likely to have minimal residual disease, than non-obese patients.

–Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute|2014-10-27

Groundbreaking Progress in South Bronx Diabetes Prevention

In a groundbreaking program, Health People has trained South residents, especially those who live in public housing, as Life Style Coaches to bring the CDC's highly effective National Diabetes Program right to those who most need diabetes prevention that works.

–Health People|2014-10-27

UT Southwestern Scientists Discover New Clues to How Weight Loss Is Regulated

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A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found.

–UT Southwestern Medical Center|2014-10-23

Changes at the Grocery Store Could Turn the Burden of Shopping with Children on Its Head

Avoiding power struggles in the grocery store with children begging for sweets, chips and other junk foods – and parents often giving in – could be helped by placing the healthier options at the eye level of children and moving the unhealthy ones out of the way. A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that this dynamic is particularly frustrating for caregivers on limited budgets who are trying to save money and make healthy meals.

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-10-23

Can Bariatric Surgery Lead to Severe Headache?

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

–American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|2014-10-22

Coordination Between Gut Bacteria and Biological Clocks May Fight Obesity

The Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal, studying the connection between gut microbiota and biological clocks, found that good coordination may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance. This particularly impacts shift workers and people who have frequent jet lag.

–Weizmann Institute of Science|2014-10-22

Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity

The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.

–Ohio State University|2014-10-21

Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

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Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

–Vanderbilt University|2014-10-21

7 Ways to Feel Full Without Overeating

Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about studies that show eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer.

–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2014-10-21

NUS-Led Research Team Develops Novel Solutions to Fight the Obesity Gene

A research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, the common fat mass and obesity-associated gene.

–National University of Singapore|2014-10-20

High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful to Males Than Females, According to New Obesity Research

Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of international investigators found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females.

–Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|2014-10-16

I Have to Walk How Many Miles to Burn Off This Soda?

Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research.

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2014-10-16

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  • 1:00 PM October 31, 2014

    “She had told me she was going to change my life, and I thought, ‘Right, I’ve he...

    “She had told me she was going to change my life, and I thought, ‘Right, I’ve heard this before,’” said Jeff Henson. “I wasn’t expecting a whole lot, to be honest with you. But she really did change my life.”

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  • 10:44 AM October 31, 2014

    Gov. Robert Bentley with Drs. Voltz and Tyson announcing the Gear Up Alabama pr...

    Gov. Robert Bentley with Drs. Voltz and Tyson announcing the Gear Up Alabama program. The UAB School of Education is leading the $49 million grant program with partners across the state.


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  • 2:44 PM October 30, 2014

    UAB professor Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, will be featured on Friday's episode of...

    UAB professor Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, will be featured on Friday's episode of Flip My Food!


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  • 10:42 AM October 30, 2014

    UAB research breakthroughs could revolutionize Parkinson’s, diabetes, and cancer...

    UAB research breakthroughs could revolutionize Parkinson’s, diabetes, and cancer treatment—if they can avoid gaps in the drug-development process that endanger even the most promising therapies.

    Go behind the scenes of the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, a UAB-Southern Research Institute partnership that is forging a new way forward for these vital drugs while attracting scientific talent and attention to Birmingham.


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  • 2:39 PM October 29, 2014

    The UAB School of Nursing is working to increase the number of primary-care adva...

    The UAB School of Nursing is working to increase the number of primary-care advanced practice nurses in the state, and the Daniel Foundation of Alabama is providing significant support toward that effort.


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  • 2:17 PM October 29, 2014

    UAB's Youth Safety Lab offers tips for a fun, safe Halloween for kids.

    UAB's Youth Safety Lab offers tips for a fun, safe Halloween for kids.


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  • 5:00 PM October 28, 2014

    President Watts will present the State of the University address at 4 p.m. Wedne...

    President Watts will present the State of the University address at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Alumni House. All are invited, or follow along on Twitter with @UABNews.


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  • 3:07 PM October 28, 2014

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  • 12:57 PM October 28, 2014

    UAB School of Health Professions Physician Assistant students provided medical s...

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    The latest advancement in prostate cancer detection is magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy, which offers benefits for both patient and physician.

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  • 10:34 AM October 21, 2014

    Thanks to the UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for organizing the 2014 Let...

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  • 10:23 AM October 21, 2014

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  • 11:38 AM October 20, 2014

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    Have you checked out UAB Magazine's new issue?


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  • 8:00 PM October 19, 2014

    UAB's medical sociology program brought a Fulbright scholar to develop similar c...

    UAB's medical sociology program brought a Fulbright scholar to develop similar coursework for students in her native Ukraine.


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  • 9:00 AM October 18, 2014

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  • 11:48 AM October 17, 2014

    Tomorrow is UAB Day! Welcome future Blazers! If your future Blazer is interest...

    Tomorrow is UAB Day! Welcome future Blazers!

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