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Obesity is an escalating problem for all age groups in the United States. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is at the forefront of obesity prevention, research and treatment and its faculty members have developed community, education and technology-based obesity intervention programs that have worldwide impact. Healthcare specialists are available to discuss obesity prevention, genetics, nutrition, surgical solutions, childhood obesity, fertility and obesity co-morbidities and chronic diseases

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UTHealth research shows that Brighter Bites helps children, families eat healthier

Brighter Bites, a school-based program that combines the distribution of donated produce with nutritional education and a fun food experience for low-income families in food desert areas, was successful in improving the intake of fruits and vegetables in first-grade children and their parents, according to a new study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth researcher identifies Houston’s vulnerability to diabetes

A multidisciplinary, international team of investigators, led by Stephen Linder, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, have identified different types of vulnerability to diabetes that exist across communities, as well as the social and cultural factors that reinforce them.

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Scientists discover on/off switch for obesity-associated cancer

Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is furthering the understanding of the link between obesity and cancer. 

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