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Texas Biomed scientist discusses weight gain in America with HealthDay

Dr. Anthony Comuzzie speaks with HealthDay about new CDC report

Anthony G. Comuzzie
Dr. Anthony Comuzzie

Americans now weigh an average of 15 pounds more than 20 years ago, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics report. As an expert in obesity research, Texas Biomed Scientist Dr. Anthony Comuzzie spoke with several media outlets this week, including HealthDay, to shed some light on the report. The story has been picked up by CBS News and locally on KSAT-12 news.

Dr. Comuzzie is co-director of the TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center. The TOPS Research Center recently launched a study in partnership with Wisconsin-based TOPS Club Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), to understand why some people gain weight – and cannot lose it – while others have success at taking weight off and keeping it off.

Through an electronic questionnaire, volunteers provide eating habits, daily routines, and a history of weight gain and loss. Some volunteers are invited to participate further in the study. For more information on the research study, visit our TOPS Research Center web page.