Obesity

Losing body fat before pregnancy can be beneficial for the baby

February 11, 2011
 

Obesity among women of childbearing age is increasing worldwide.

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Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone

January 7, 2011
 

Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects.

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Successful strategies for combating childhood obesity to be discussed at symposium

May 6, 2010
 

Childhood obesity experts discuss how to tackle the problem within communities at the 2010 Pediatric Obesity Symposium.

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25 teens from South Texas communities to learn about tackling obesity, entering health professions

July 28, 2009
 

The Learn, Lead and Advance to New Opportunity (LLANO) Field Experience is a college encounter to train young people from South Texas about obesity and its resulting health problems.

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Salud America! awards grants for research on Latino childhood obesity

July 7, 2009
 

Research will evaluate, inform policies and programs that aim to reverse obesity among Latino youths

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Possible target for treating diabetes, obesity identified in study

January 8, 2009
 

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have for the first time identified a protein that regulates the creation of a key hormone in fat tissue, a discovery that could have implications for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and possibly even aging.

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