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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 experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it

Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.

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‘Making Children Slim by Design’ theme of 2014 Lectureship in Child Health

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas School of Public Health will host its eighth annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Blanton Auditorium in Austin. The keynote speaker will be Brian Wansink, Ph.D., who has been called the “Sherlock Holmes of Food.”

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Schools should provide students with daily physical activity, IOM recommends

A new report from the Institute of Medicine says schools should be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity during each school day.

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