Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
The Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship was founded to help bridge the gaps in knowledge surrounding the relationships between physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and cancer.
The Center uses advancements in the energy balance research field to improve interventions which modify unhealthy behaviors in people at risk for cancer, patients and survivors, and to deliver innovative change at the clinical level.
By fostering a collaborative, trans-disciplinary environment, our research will provide state-of-the-science enlightenment to:
- cancer prevention and survivorship–related interventions;
- the ways in which key energy balance concepts affect cancer biomarkers; and
- the biological and psychosocial mechanisms behind weight, eating behavior, and physical activity.
Energy Balance in the News
Dr. Karen Basen-Engquist in CBS News.
The Center for Energy Balance was recently spotlighted in Newswise, BioNews Texas, Cancer Newsline and Cancerwise Blog!
- Herbal supplements: Health or hype?
- Exercise: Build a cancer - fighting body
- Reducing the odds - and the pounds
- Holiday Exercise: No Gym Required
- How to choose a good health app
- Boost your walking workout to prevent cancer
- Cancer Newsline Podcast - Can you still exercise when you have cancer?
- MD Anderson Center Connects the Dots between Obesity and Cancer
- Read the Newswise article - From Prevention to Survivorship: The Obesity-Cancer Challenge
- Read the BioNews Texas article - MD Anderson Cancer Center Gets to the Bottom of Obesity's Role in Cancer
- Read the Cancerwise Blog - Obesity and Cancer Prevention: What You Should Know
- Read the Cancerwise Blog - Exercise for Cancer Survivors: A Great Way to Boost Your Health
State of the Science
News and updates in energy balance research
- New Report: Obesity Now Linked to Deadliest Prostate Cancers
- Dietary Assessment Primer Now Available
- Brain waves, eating habits and lipids
- Lipidomics, an emerging field: Where obesity, diabetes and cancer meet
- No magic food: Understanding nutrition and the causes of cancer
- A High-Fat Diet Activates Oncogenic Kras and COX2 to Induce Development of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Mice
- Women's perceptions about the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet in preventing cancer
- Eating breakfast is connected with higher physical activity & lower levels of adiposity
- Only 1 in 5 Americans Meet Physical Activity Recommendations
- Fast food makes up 11% of calories in US Diet
- Weight-loss surgery won't cut obesity-related medical costs
- Confidence builds better exercise habits for cancer survivors
- Obesity, Physical Inactivity linked with risk for certain molecular subtype of colorectal cancer
- Scientists identify gene that causes obesity in mice
- Every step you take makes you healthier
- The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? An essay by Gary Taubes
- Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention
Congratulations Active Living after Breast Cancer team for winning 2nd place, in the category of Equity, at the Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference!
January 29, 2015
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
A novel chemopreventive strategy based on production of therapeutic microRNAs in plants
Dr. Vicki Vance (Host: Kendal Hirschi, PhD)
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
January 29, 2015
Energy Balance Journal Club
Obesity and Enhancement of Cancer Hallmarks
Dr. Enrique Fuentes-Mattei
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