Doctors to focus on obesity, metabolic diseases during upcoming UT Health San Antonio event

2024 Bi-National Obesity and Metabolic Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11

SAN ANTONIO – Obesity and diabetes are both big problems in San Antonio.

A Centers for Disease Control study found that 65.7% of adults in Bexar County are overweight or obese. A City of San Antonio report in 2019-2020 revealed more than 13% of adults in the county also had diabetes. Those statistics are why UT Health San Antonio is inviting the public to a special event focused on health.

Next Thursday, UT Health San Antonio will host the 2024 Bi-National Obesity and Metabolic Symposium.

Doctors want you to go, talk to them and learn about how to prevent and treat obesity and metabolic diseases.

“All those people could come and receive valuable information and understand why we are (promoting) collaborations with other countries to learn more about these diseases and hopefully find a cure,” said Carolina Solis-Herrera, chief of endocrinology at UT Health San Antonio.

People who attend the event will also receive free lunch.

The 2024 Bi-National Obesity and Metabolic Symposium is a free event open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11. The address is 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.

You must register before you go. To register, click here.

About the Authors

Stephania Jimenez is an anchor on The Nightbeat. She began her journalism career in 2006, after graduating from Syracuse University. She's anchored at NBC Philadelphia, KRIS in Corpus Christi, NBC Connecticut and KTSM in El Paso. Although born and raised in Brooklyn, Stephania considers Texas home. Stephania is bilingual! She speaks Spanish.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.

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