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TORC's Research Confirms New Federal Dietary Guidelines

Research at HHP's Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) affirms what the new federal dietary guidelines encourage-reducing salt and calories, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical activity promotes healthy living and combats obesity.

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TORC's research was featured by UH news in an article by Marisa Ramirez, below is an excerpt from the article:

"The new guidelines focus on increasing reliance on plant-based food sources, decreasing added sugars and fats, and increasing physical activity," said Rebecca Lee, assistant professor and TORC director.  "The mission of TORC includes education and outreach, so getting these revised guidelines out to the community is a very important goal for us to help prevent and reduce obesity in Houston."

Read the entire article on the UH News website

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