Bexar County’s childhood obesity rate was at 28.8 percent in 2016 – significantly higher than the 2016 state average of 15.7 percent, according to a recent report from the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Commentary: Land use mix, minutes in a car, and distance walked are significant indicators of BMI across all gender and ethnic groups.
Research into leptin could help people struggling with obesity and coexisting conditions such as Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.
Children born with a fatty liver are predisposed to chronic metabolic and cardiovascular diseases such as diabetes.
Through direct services and strategic partnerships, MHM has made great strides in positively affecting healthcare outcomes in the Rio Grande Valley.
Implementing policy solutions to discourage over-consumption of sugary drinks will help decrease health hazards associated with consuming too much sugar.
City leaders will visit schools in Southside ISD, SouthSan ISD, and East Central ISD to help combat childhood obesity through fitness initiatives.
Colleen Bridger, the city’s new Metro Health director, wants to make the healthy choice the easy choice for San Antonio residents.
Fifty children at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes spent a week playing games, sampling healthy foods, and learning about good nutrition at Camp PowerUp.
The Mayor’s Fitness Council trains student ambassadors to involve local youth in improving the health of our community by encouraging active living.