Archive for category: Obesity & Weight Loss

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future
On this blog, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the benefits that can people living with chronic conditions (like these) can realize when they take steps to eat well and stay active. Research has provided more than enough solid evidence to support the old saying “treat your body like… Read More
 

UAB Study Shows Dangers of Long-Term Obesity

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August 16, 2013

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News, Obesity & Weight Loss

UAB Study Shows Dangers of Long-Term Obesity
According to a recent study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the longer someone is overweight or obese, the higher their risk of developing coronary artery calcification (otherwise known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries). This process tends to be a significant risk factor for heart… Read More
 

Get Ready for the Fun Walk in Alabama this August!

Get Ready for the Fun Walk in Alabama this August!
Obesity has been an issue in this country for some time now, and this is a problem that comes with extra baggage. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity often leads to other medical complications such as high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and… Read More
 

Investigating the Link between RA and Obesity

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January 18, 2013

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Investigating the Link between RA and Obesity
With obesity rates still on the rise, medical researchers have noticed that the prevalence of other diseases is going up as well. In fact, one disease that could be linked to higher rates of obesity is rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown that the rates of rheumatoid arthritis have increased over… Read More
 

Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

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June 5, 2012

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Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity and Diabetes
A new insomnia clinical study shows that sleep deprivation, combined with a disrupted sleep body clock, can actually cause a person’s metabolism to slow down. These are the type of changes in the metabolism that can preclude diabetes and obesity. The clinical study was relatively small. Some participants were allowed… Read More
 

New Experimental Diet Drug Tested in Birmingham Shows Promise

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December 24, 2011

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With shocking reports of the overall increase in the rate of obesity in America all over the news and in the media, there has never been a better time for a new diet drug that could actually work for people. There are many clinical trials for obesity and weight loss,… Read More
 

Achieve Clinical Research Announces Obesity & Weight Loss Research Studies in Birmingham, Alabama

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December 14, 2010

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Birmingham, Alabama, December 14, 2010 — Achieve Clinical Research, a privately owned research facility, founded in 1998 in Birmingham, Alabama, announces the launch of several research studies to test investigational treatment options for those already diagnosed with obesity. “Through clinical research studies, we can strive to significantly build on data… Read More
 
 
 

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