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Poverty-Obesity Link is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or…   » Continue Reading

Red Wine Component Can Undo Some of the Harm Done by Poor Diet, Researchers Find

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that resveratrol — which is abundantly available in red wine and also found in grapes, peanuts and berries — can ease some of the negative effects on the immune system caused by a diet high in fat.

New Susceptibility Gene for Skin Cancer Discovered By University of Texas at Austin Researchers

Researchers, including those from The University of Texas at Austin, have identified a gene that plays a role in susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer — a discovery that could lead to novel strategies for prevention of that form of cancer.

Insulin Sensitivity May Explain Link Between Obesity, Memory Problems, Research Shows

Because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their normal-weight peers while completing a challenging cognitive task, according to new research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Study Funded by $1.5 Million American Cancer Society Grant

A University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work researcher has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the American Cancer Society to look at how neighborhood environments influence obesity and smoking among women and their young children.

Research Examines Vicious Cycle of Overeating and Obesity

New research funded through The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food.

Weight Management Strategies of Men and Women Differ When Eating Out, Nursing Researcher Says

When eating out, women more often use weight management strategies — such as ordering salad dressing on the side and having half of the meal packaged to go — than men do, according to a University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing researcher.

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

During the last century, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin played a large role in eliminating the nutritional deficiency diseases that were devastating to children's development with discoveries of vitamins like B5 and B6 and folic acid. Today, a multi-disciplinary group of university researchers from the College of Pharmacy and College of Natural…   » Continue Reading

Oncology Researcher Joins University of Texas at Austin Faculty to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

Dr. John DiGiovanni, an internationally known cancer researcher who studies the link between obesity and cancer, has joined the pharmacy and nutritional sciences faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. DiGiovanni will hold the Coulter R. Sublett Chair in the College of Pharmacy. He has a joint appointment in the College of Pharmacy's Division…   » Continue Reading