New myeloma-obesity research reveals a way drugs could work arm-in-arm with body’s own defenses

May 1, 2014

Obesity increases the risk of myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that accumulate inside the bones.

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Eating solid food early sets marmosets on path to obesity

April 10, 2013

aby marmoset monkeys that began eating solid food earlier than their peers were significantly more likely to be obese at 1 year of age, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute found.

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Salud America! gets $2.1M to confront Latino childhood obesity epidemic

September 27, 2012

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children announced today that it has received a two-year, $2.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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State’s top public health, energy experts to gather in Houston for medicine and engineering conference

January 5, 2012

Dr. Amelie Ramirez of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio joins panel on obesity and its related diseases

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Obesity among Latino youth examined in new research briefs

December 9, 2011

Briefs analyze factors contributing to Latino childhood obesity and offer potential solutions

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Summit Highlights Progress in Reducing Obesity among Latino Children

September 12, 2011

Investigators from across the nation will unveil progress in their efforts to reduce Latino childhood obesity and improve Latino nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles during Texas Obesity Awareness Week at the 3rd Annual Salud America! Scientific Summit on Sept. 15-16, 2011, at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio.

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