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Institute for Obesity Research

Institute for the Future of Education
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 belongs to Tecnológico de Monterrey, and as such, is a non-profit initiative that works with its institutional resources. Its funding comes from the financial resources of Tecnológico de Monterrey patrimony.
It also receives external resources from national and international institutions that fund the scientific research under a contest scheme, co-developments with institutions and resources obtained through philanthropy.

The lines of research and projects carried out by the Institute are defined with absolute independence from the sources of financing, whether internal or external. The researchers adhere to a code of ethics and must declare in their research the sources of the resources used, as well as any possible conflicts of interest. This Institute creates scientific knowledge and generates analysis, ideas and innovative solutions to the obesity problem, through inter and transdisciplinary work that aims to improve the health and well-being of society. All these efforts have the objective of carrying out actions and seeking solutions to face the great challenges of mankind.



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

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

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

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Support for decision-making that builds healthier societies

The institute is nourished by the work of five units

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

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