$24.5M enough to fight obesity?
In this USC News article you'll learn about:
- USC's Keck School of Medicine has won a $24.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will launch a center aimed at fighting obesity and related chronic diseases in Latino children and families.
- Nearly 11 million Latinos live in Southern California, representing 45.2% of the population. A new center will focus on the causes and consequences of obesity, especially in Latino children.
- Studies will utilize state-of-the-art methods for robust clinical assessments. Latinos are disproportionately affected by multiple chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and liver disease.