New report is ‘roadmap’ of South Texas health disparities

April 10, 2008

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health disparities in South Texas, according to a new report produced by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Adult-onset obesity seen in mice when gene disrupted

February 26, 2008

Texas and California scientists who disrupted one type of the gene ubiquitin (Ubb) in mice observed neuronal death in the hypothalamus, impaired control of energy balance and adult-onset obesity in the rodents.

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Web-based weight management program is effective, new study shows

January 17, 2008

A newly published research study demonstrates that a weight-management program delivered over the Internet is effective for weight loss and preventing weight gain.

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Children learn how to eat nutritiously, the Whyville way

February 14, 2006

In a magical online city called Whyville, children ages 8 to 14 meet to interact and have fun learning.

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New analysis suggests ‘diet soda paradox’ – less sugar, more weight

June 14, 2005

Diet soft drinks are certainly as popular as the sugar-laden versions nowadays, but are the people who are drinking them getting any thinner? It may be exactly the opposite.

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U.S. Surgeon General Carmona calls obesity ‘the terror within’

March 1, 2005

U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, who visited the Health Science Center for a Feb. 24 symposium on obesity in the Hispanic population, suggested that if the public viewed the current epidemic of obesity with the same seriousness as potential acts of bioterrorism, the United States would take a solid and necessary step toward becoming a healthier nation.

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