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Obesity / Weight Loss

Gary Miller

Gary Miller

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Expertise
  • Obesity
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Weight Loss
  • General Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Bariatric Surgery
Current Research
  • The effects of exercise and dietary intervention on weight loss and weight maintenance
  • The role of leptin in obesity
  • The relationship of inflammation to diseases associated with obesity
Teaching
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Cultures and Obesity
  • Lifestyles and Diseases
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
Selected Publications
  • “Your Clients Are What They Eat: Balancing Weight with Diet” in ACSM Health & Fitness Journal
  • “Intensive Weight Loss Program Improves Physical Function in Older Obese Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis” in Obesity
Education
  • BS, University of Kansas
  • MS, Kansas State University
  • PhD, University of California (Davis)

Recent reports indicate that the number of states with an obesity rate of 30 percent or more has tripled since 2007, and the Obama administration and public health officials are making nutrition and exercise a priority. Miller’s research considers both healthy behavioral lifestyle changes of nutrition and physical activity as well as bariatric surgery interventions in obesity and weight loss. Most of his work focuses on older adults, although he also works with children in community-based programs, such as supermarket health tours for school-aged children and intervention programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity targeting at-risk families. Continue reading »