Press Release at Rhodes Middle School Library Wednesday August 22, 20122
News & Published Research
WELLSTAR is off to a great start! Participants are lowering BMI and losing weight in the first 30 days!
WOAI reports on CDC statistic stating 1 in 4 teenagers will be diagnosed with diabetes and the work SHRC is doing on
SHRC gains new partners in nutritional analysis. Baylor and Cornell University to utilize SHRC’s Digital Food
The Social & Health Research Center (SHRC) is a non-profit center committed to the social and health well-being of populations at-risk. The SHRC was founded in 1991 and incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt entity in 1995. In 1992 the SHRC conducted the Mexican-American Metabolic Study, a community-based study aimed at analyzing implied relationships between type 2 diabetes and sociological factors. Studies by SHRC have reported significant relationships between type 2 diabetes and obesity; type 2 diabetes and low educational attainment; and type 2 diabetes and low socioeconomic status. Identifying potential causal factors for type 2 diabetes was the initial purpose of the SHRC. The goal now for the center is to implement a program that can reduce or prevent diabetes risk factors in youth from populations at-risk.