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Overweight Children Who Eat Vegetables Are Healthier, Research Finds

Overweight Children Who Eat Vegetables Are Healthier, Research Finds

AUSTIN, Texas — Getting children who are overweight to regularly eat even just a helping or two of the right vegetables each day could improve their health in critical ways, a new study in the November edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports.

Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

AUSTIN, Texas — The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of…   » Continue Reading

St. David’s Foundation Supports Health Care for the Underserved at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin

Event: Ceremony and reception honoring the St. David's Foundation’s $3 million gift to the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (St. David's CHPR) at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. Speakers: • Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing • Earl Maxwell, chief executive…   » Continue Reading

Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures

More than 90 percent of sack lunches prepared at home and sent with kids to preschool were kept at unsafe temperatures, a new study by nutritional scientists at The University of Texas at Austin found.

Chocolate Milk Gives Athletes Leg-up After Exercise, Says University of Texas at Austin Study

Not only does chocolate milk taste good, but two recent studies from The University of Texas at Austin show that it’s also the ideal post-workout recovery drink.

Elementary School Students to Learn About Nursing, Exercise and Hygiene

Fifth and sixth graders from Zavala Elementary School will learn about how germs can spread and the value of exercise and will watch blood pressure and heart rates being monitored on mannequins during a Jan. 29 event at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.

High Earners Graze Food More Frequently, Stay Healthier

The more money you earn, the more likely you are to munch on a muffin or down a power bar at your desk. And the more frequently you munch, the better your chance of being healthy.

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

What Moves You?: Our lifestyles are killing us--and costing us--with sedentary habits being one of the biggest contributors. As epidemiologist and physical activity expert Dr. Bill Kohl puts it, we've engineered physical activity right out of our lives, and that's not natural.

World’s Largest Physical Culture Collection Gets $1 Million and 25 New Artifacts

World’s Largest Physical Culture Collection Gets $1 Million and 25 New Artifacts

The world's largest physical culture collection, located in the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1 million gift from physical fitness icons Joe and Betty Weider, along with their pledge to donate around 25 unique paintings and sculptures from their personal collection.