Bariatric surgery combats obesity

July 15, 2016

Obesity is recognized as a global health crisis, especially in San Antonio where 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Beware of those diet sodas

June 22, 2016

You could search all day in Sharon Fowler’s kitchen and pantry and there’s one thing you’d never, ever find: diet soda.

Science.Mic: Diet Soda, the timeless health scam

February 22, 2016

Diet soda has been around since the 1950s. A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 24% of adults drink it over the regular stuff. But even though it’s billed as the lesser evil of it’s sugar-packed counterpart, diet soda hasn’t actually proved to be much better, health-wise; in fact, certain sources would argue that it’s worse. Read the […]

Texas Public Radio: Obesity, park access in Latino kids

January 25, 2016

A new study from the Health Science Center shows  access to parks and safe areas to play contributes to obesity in Latino children, many of whom are “dangerously overweight” and vulnerable to a number of obesity-related ailments, including diabetes and heart disease. Read the full story at Texas Public Radio

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