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Texas Obesity Research Center

Obesity in the industrialized world is called an “epidemic” by scholars, policy makers and lay audiences alike, and is arguably the single most pressing public health challenge facing the U.S. today. The Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) aims to foster and promote innovative, translational, and multidisciplinary research to prevent and control obesity.

Backed by leading researchers in their fields and supported by state of the art facilities at the University of Houston, the Texas Obesity Research Center aims to become the foremost research institute on obesity in the nation. Visit the about TORC page to learn about our goals and mission and visit the resources page for information on combating obesity and living a healthier lifestyle.