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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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Get Used to Crickets on the Menu—Here Are 13 Radical Diet Changes You’ll See in 10 Years

In a Reader's Digest Online story, Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., shared radical ways our diets could change in the next 10 years.


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Obesity in Hispanic adolescents linked to nearly sixfold increase in high blood pressure, UTHealth reports

Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results were published today in the journal Pediatrics.

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UTHealth honors obesity researcher Simon Barquera, M.D, Ph.D., at Lectureship in Child Health

Simon Barquera, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Policy Research Division at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, was honored yesterday at the 11th annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health. lth.

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