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The Sustaining Behavior Change Conference

September 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in collaboration with the University of Alabama NORC and the University of Colorado NORC are sponsoring a 2-day multidisciplinary symposium addressing the critical issue of how to help people sustain behavior change on October 15th and 22nd. The symposium will be virtual and free but requires registration. To register, view schedule and speakers, please visit:  

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NORC Initiative to Advance the Careers of Researchers from Groups Underrepresented in Academia

August 24, 2020

The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs), supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), host an initiative to identify the barriers and challenges to success of scientists from URiA groups and to identify actionable strategies to overcome these challenges. The goal is to provide specific recommendations to improve equity and inclusion for the NORCs, NORC-associated institutional leadership, and scientific societies such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and The Obesity Society (TOS). Each event is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Central). And all sessions will be recorded and widely distributed through NORCs, NIDDK, … Read More »

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UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center – Social Media Update

January 19, 2018

New diet says limit hours spent eating instead of calories.

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Eating for Wellness: Can a Change in Diet Improve Your Health?

August 15, 2016

The key to eating for wellness is not necessarily what foods to eat, but rather how and when we eat them, says Suzanne Judd, PhD associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Biostatistics. There is no definite right or wrong. It’s often a matter of personal taste and unique body chemistry. Food influences the way a person feels, how he or she sleeps and interacts with others. Too much food can lead to extra weight, and extra weight is associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease and decreased physical function. Diet can affect how people with chronic illness feel. It’s … Read More »

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‘Sit Less, Move More’ – Research Shows Sedentary Behavior is Associated with Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Adults

August 15, 2016

Evidence indicates that living a sedentary lifestyle may be associated with cardiovascular morbidity and overall mortality in adults, over and above the beneficial effects of time spent in physical activity. In response to this evolving evidence, some countries have implemented broad guidelines that recommend minimizing sedentary behaviors. However, there is not yet enough evidence to develop specific public health recommendations, according to a new science advisory from the American Heart Association. Cora E. Lewis, MD, professor of preventive medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, is part of the team that developed the science advisory. Lewis and other researchers found … Read More »

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Ten Major Errors in Obesity Research Discussed

March 30, 2016

Concerns about rigor in science, particularly obesity research, have been raised in recent years, and a movement is underway to proactively help investigators structure the design and reproducibility of their science. A paper from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently published in Obesity identifies several key statistical errors commonly seen in obesity research with discussions on how to identify and avoid making these mistakes.  “Our goal is to provide researchers and reviewers with a tutorial to improve the rigor of the science in future obesity studies,” said Brandon George, PhD, statistician in the University of Alabama at … Read More »

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Leaders Transforming Health – The UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center

November 10, 2014

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s NORC (UAB NORC) created a video to highlight their Center and core facilities. The UAB NORC shows its spirit of research, training and collaboration through this video presentation. Check it out!

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