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News: Study finds dieting combined with high-intensity exercise helpful in reducing risk of weight regain

November 15, 2017
by Tiffany Westry Womack

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.

News: Associations between neighborhood socioeconomic environment and physical activity in Cuban immigrants

November 02, 2017

Olivia Affuso, PhD
Olivia Affuso, PhD

Few longitudinal studies have examined the association between neighborhood socioeconomic (SES) environment and change in physical activity behaviors. Additionally, few studies have examined this association in immigrant groups or Hispanic subgroups such as Cubans.

News: UAB NORC 2017 "Creativity is a Decision" Award

September 5, 2017

The UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center is pleased to announce the recipients of our seventh 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 reviewers, with the top ranked proposals selected.

The selected faculty or staff award winners and their proposed projects are: