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IRB Barcelona research on obesity

18 May 17

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The American producer of health content HealthDay reports on the research on risk of obesity led by Ujue Fresan, a PhD student in the Chromatin Structure and Function Lab at IRB Barcelona.

Published in the journal Nutrients, the study found that "drinking a glass of water instead of a beer every day reduced the risk of obesity by 20 percent” and that “Switching one sugar-sweetened soft drink for water every day was associated with a 15 percent lower risk of developing obesity". 

The study was presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held on May in Porto, Portugal.

Link to HealthDay - Consumer Health News

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About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).