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Institute for Obesity Research

Instituto de obesidad
Institute for Obesity Research

We come together to solve one of Mexico's major public health challenges: Obesity.

Obesity is a pandemic we have faced for a long time. It is a global problem affecting individuals, families, and countless communities everywhere. In Mexico and the world, obesity leads to serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer, and diabetes. In addition to its impact on health, obesity bears social and economic costs.

Our purpose

The Institute generates forefront knowledge through scientific rigor and analysis, developing ideas and innovative solutions to the problem of obesity through inter- and trans-disciplinary work and creating scientific-technological companies to improve the health and well-being of people and society.

About our funds

The Institute for Obesity Research at the Tecnológico de Monterrey is a non-profit initiative aimed at generating scientific knowledge, ideas, and innovative solutions for the complex health issue of obesity.
The complexity of this chronic disease, obesity, requires interdisciplinary work to beneficially impact the quality of life, health, and well-being of individuals with overweight and obesity. Additionally, it involves influencing social actions, population health, and public policy to prevent and combat obesity, reduce stigma, and facilitate education about obesity.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute allows for multiple collaborative initiatives within the institution and externally, strengthening the research lines of our investigators and expanding the applicability of research to international initiatives.

The Institute meets and exceeds international standards of research ethics. This not only allows the use of its own financial resources but also enables competition for obtaining resources from national and international external sources through various schemes, including competitions, joint developments, and philanthropy. These resources are utilized for research, training highly qualified human resources, and developing solutions for obesity and its complications.
The Institute for Obesity Research at Tecnológico de Monterrey serves as a catalyst for significant advancements in understanding and treating obesity. Its commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration with global impact positions it as a leader in the fight against one of the most urgent health challenges of our time.





Generation of knowledge for healthy eating and the prevention and reduction of obesity



Development of therapies, procedures, and devices to combat obesity and metabolic diseases



Facilitator of science-technology-based companies that promote metabolic health



Support for decision-making that builds healthier societies


For its vision and structure: a unique institute of its kind.

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