Topic: Obesity

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

Sept. 15, 2014

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.

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

June 25, 2014

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 rainy.

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

Dec. 17, 2013

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.

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Tower shines orange tonight

Feb. 23, 2011
Tower shines orange tonight

The Tower lights honor the McCombs School of Business students who won the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program Case Competition.

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

Jan. 19, 2011

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.

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